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File #: 2019-0211    Version:
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 5/15/2019 In control: Budget and Fiscal Management Committee
On agenda: Final action: 7/1/2019
Enactment date: 7/8/2019 Enactment #: 18938
Title: AN ORDINANCE creating the lodging tax fund and adding a new section to K.C.C. chapter 4A.200.
Sponsors: Claudia Balducci, Joe McDermott, Jeanne Kohl-Welles
Indexes: Taxes
Code sections: 4A.200 - .
Attachments: 1. Ordinance 18938, 2. 2019-0211 transmittal letter, 3. 2019-0211 Fiscal Note, 4. 2019-0211 Lodging Tax - Financial Plan.Final, 5. 2019-0211-2114_SR_Building4Equity, 6. 2019-0211-2114_SR_dated_06252019_Building4Equity6-25, 7. 2019-0211_ATT5_AMEND1, 8. 2019-0211-2014_ATT13_Building4EquityMemo, 9. 2019-0211-2014_ATT14_FundingAllocationRationale, 10. 2019-0211-2114_RevisedSR_Building4Equity6-25
Staff: Zoppi, Leah

Title

AN ORDINANCE creating the lodging tax fund and adding a new section to K.C.C. chapter 4A.200.

Body

                     BE IT ORDAINED BY THE COUNCIL OF KING COUNTY:

                     NEW SECTION.  SECTION 1.  There is hereby added to K.C.C. chapter 4A.200 a new section to read as follows:

                     A.  There is hereby created the lodging tax fund.

                     B.  The fund shall be a first tier fund.  It is a special revenue fund.

                     C.  The director of the office of performance, strategy and budget shall be the manager of the fund.

                     D.  All revenues from the lodging tax shall be deposited into the fund beginning January 1, 2021.

                     E.  The fund shall distribute lodging tax revenues consistent with the requirements of Washington state law and Ordinance 18788.  Moneys in the fund shall only be used for the following purposes:

                       1.  Transit oriented development projects that preserve or develop affordable workforce housing;

                       2.  Services that support homeless youth;

                       3.  For art museums, cultural museums, heritage museums, the arts and the performing arts; and

                       4.  Capital or operating programs that promote tourism.