APPENDIX A – CHARTER ORDINANCESAPPENDIX A – CHARTER ORDINANCES\CHARTER ORDINANCE NO. 20

A CHARTER ORDINANCE AMENDING PROVISIONS OF CHARTER ORDINANCE NO. 14 AND NO. 17 TO RAISE RATE OF TRANSIENT GUEST TAX FROM 4 TO 6 PERCENT

WHEREAS, Charter Ordinance No. 14 and Charter Ordinance No. 17 exempt the City from the requirements of K.S.A. 12-1697 (establishing a maximum rate of 2%) and K.S.A. 12-1 6,101 (requiring appointment of a committee for spending of funds), which statutes relate to authorized transient guest taxes; and

WHEREAS, the current transient guest tax rate of 4 percent has been in place since May of 1999; and

WHEREAS, the growth and development of the City has increased the need for funding of economic development activities, promotion of tourism and conventions, marketing efforts for the City, and community events and celebrations; and

WHERAS, the Governing Body desires to raise the rate from 4 to 6 percent.

NOW THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED BY THE GOVERNING BODY OF THE CITY OF DE SOTO, KANSAS:

Section 1. The City of De Soto, Kansas, by virtue of the power vested in it by Article 12, Section 5 of the Constitution of the State of Kansas, hereby amends Section 3 of Charter Ordinance No. 14 and No. 17 to read as follows:

In order to provide revenues to promote tourism and conventions, the Governing Body of the City of De Soto, Kansas, hereby authorizes a transient guest tax of six percent (6%) upon the gross receipts derived from or paid by transient guests for sleeping accommodations, exclusive of charges for incidental services or facilities, in any hotel, motel or tourist court. The transient guest tax revenues may be used, upon review and approval of the Governing Body, to fund economic development activities, promotion of tourism and conventions, marketing efforts for the City, and community events or celebrations.

Section 2. All remaining Sections of Charter Ordinance No. 14 shall remain in full force and effect.

(3-16-2006)