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File #: 22-1161    Version: 1
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 6/21/2022 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 6/28/2022 Final action: 6/28/2022
Title: Pursuant to Board direction on June 21, 2022 (Legistar 22-1123), Chief Administrative Office recommending the Board reconsider the action taken on April 25, 2022 (Legistar 22-0498), to place two measures on the November 2022 ballot, to increase the Transient Occupancy Tax rate from 10% to 12% on the West Slope and from 10% to 14% in the Tahoe Area. FUNDING: N/A
Related files: 22-2266, 22-1238, 23-0159
Title
Pursuant to Board direction on June 21, 2022 (Legistar 22-1123), Chief Administrative Office recommending the Board reconsider the action taken on April 25, 2022 (Legistar 22-0498), to place two measures on the November 2022 ballot, to increase the Transient Occupancy Tax rate from 10% to 12% on the West Slope and from 10% to 14% in the Tahoe Area.

FUNDING: N/A
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DISCUSSION / BACKGROUND
On April 25, 2022 (Legistar 22-0498), the Board authorized staff to place two measures on the November 2022 ballot. The first measure would request voters to support a 2% Special Tax increase (requiring a 2/3 supermajority voter approval of the unincorporated West Slope) to the County’s Transient Occupancy Tax (TOT) rate, from 10% to 12%, on visitors of vacation home rentals, hotels and motels in the unincorporated portion of the West Slope of El Dorado County. Based on FY 2021-22 TOT figures, the 2% increase would generate approximately $340,000 of additional revenue annually. The additional revenue would be dedicated solely to maintenance of existing roads in the unincorporated portion of the West Slope.

The second ballot measure would request voters to support a 4% Special Tax increase (requiring a 2/3 supermajority voter approval of the unincorporated Tahoe Area) to the County’s TOT tax rate, from 10% to 14%, on visitors of vacation home rentals, hotels and motels in the unincorporated portion of the Tahoe Area of El Dorado County. Based on FY 2021-22 TOT figures, the 4% increase would generate approximately $2,500,000 of additional revenue annually. The additional revenue would be dedicated solely to snow removal and maintenance of existing roads in the unincorporated portion of the Tahoe Area.

Pursuant to County Ordinance Section 2.03.140 - Reconsideration, the Board may reconsider any action previously taken provided the Board finds that substantial new evidence exists that was not considered at the time the previous action was taken. A motion to reconside...

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