CITY OF CARMEL-BY-THE-SEA Council Report April1, 2014, 2014

To: From:

Honorable Mayor and Members of the City Council Jason Stilwell, City Administrator Consideration of Approval of the annual Hospitality Improvement District (HID) report and annual Council Review of the Assessment.

Subject:

Recommendation(s): Receive the annual Hospitality Improvement District report and approve

the annual assessment.
Executive Summary: In accordance with Municipal Code Section 3.40.050, the City Council

shall annually conduct a public hearing to review the Hospitality Improvement District assessment, which is to be presented to the City Council on April of each year.
Analysis/Discussion : The assessments imposed pursuant to the Municipal Code shall be

reviewed by the Carmel City Council annually each year, based upon the annual report prepared by the Advisory Board. After approval of the annual report, the Carmel City Council shall conduct a public hea ring to levy assessment for the ensuing fiscal year. If at the conclusion of the public hearing there are written protests by the owners of the lodging operations within the HID that would pay 50 percent or more of the total assessments of the entire HID, there will be no assessed levy in the ensuing fiscal year. The purpose the HID is to provide revenue to defray the costs of services, activities and program s promoting tourism that will benefit the operators of lodging operation s in the HID through the promotion of lodging operations and the City of Carmel-by-the-Sea for small conferences and groups. The current assessment levied on all lodging operations within the HID boundaries is based upon the formula of $1 per occupied room/unit per night.

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A protest may be made orally or in writing by any interested person, but only those protests submitted by those lodging operations that would pay the assessments under the proposed HID will be counted for purposes of determining a majority protest. Protests may be submitted at the hearing, by mail, or in person to the City Clerk. If, at the conclusion of the public hearing on May 7, 2013, written protests are received f rom the owners of lodging operations in the proposed area which will pay 50 percent or more of the assessments of the entire HID, there will be no levy in the ensuing fiscal year.
Fiscal Impact:

The Hospitality Improvement District is funded by an assessment upon lodging operators.

Budgeted (yes/no):

Funding Source( general fund, grant, state):

N/A
Previous Council Action/Decision History:

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The City Council established the HID in August of 2012 with the Adoption of Ordinance No. 2012-05.
Reviewed by:

City Administrator Asst. City Admin. Public Safety Dir

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City Attorney Dir of CPB Library Dir

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Administrative Services Dir of Public Svcs Other

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