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05/18/2021 07 Discussion of petition from lodging properties located within the Yakima County Tourism Promation Area ("TPA") to charge an additional two dollars per night of lodging pursuant to RCW 35.101.057BUSINESS OF THE CITY COUNCIL YAKIMA, WASHINGTON AGENDASTATEMENT Item No. 7. For Meeting of: May 18, 2021 ITEM TITLE: Discussion of petition from lodging properties located within the Yakima County Tourism Promotion Area ("TPA") to charge an additional two dollars per night of lodging pursuant to RCW 35.101.057 in order to fund increased efforts to market tourism and convention opportunities within the TPA and support the recovery of those industries SUBMITTED BY: Ryan Bleek, Assistant City Attorney Steve Groom, Director of Finance & Budget SUMMARY EXPLANATION: n 2020, the Washington State Legislature granted local legislative authorities the ability, under RCW 35.101.057, to impose an additional charge of up to three dollars per night of lodging for stays at lodging businesses located within a TPA. In order to impose the additional charge, the Yakima City Council must receive signatures from lodging businesses who would pay sixty percent or more of the proposed charges. The signatories must specify the proposed uses and projects to which the proposed revenue from the additional charge shall be put, the total estimated costs, and the estimated rate for the charge. On April 14, 2021, the City received a petition from authorized representatives of lodging properties within the TPA whose collective room capacity comprises 78% of those rooms subject to the additional TPA lodging charge. The petition contains the proposed uses and projects to which the proposed revenue from the additional charge shall be put, the total estimated costs, and the estimated rate for the charge as required by RCW 35.101.057. The petition seeks to impose an additional two -dollar charge per night of lodging at stays within the Yakima County TPA instead of the allowable three -dollar charge. The current boundaries of the TPA include the City of Yakima and all unincorporated areas of Yakima County. n the event that Council grants the request to add the additional charge per nightly lodging stay, the procedure would first require passage of a resolution of intent to modify Chapter 5.99 of the Yakima Municipal Code entitled "Tourism Promotion Area." The resolution of intent would set a public hearing date, after which the Council may elect to pass an ordinance modifying YMC 5.99 and imposing the additional TPA charge. ITEM BUDGETED: Mi STRATEGIC PRIORITY: Economic Development APPROVED FOR SUBMITTAL BY THE CITY MANAGER RECOMMENDATION: Direct staff to bring back a resolution of intent to modify Chapter 5.99 of the Yakima Municipal Code entitled "Tourism Promotion Area." ATTACHMENTS: Description Upload Date Type D TPA Request 5/6,12021 Exhibit N, Patricia Byers Mayor, City of Yakima Yakima, WA 98901 3 ECEIVED CITY OF YAKIMA APR 14 2021 IOF,FICE OF CITY COUNCIL April 12, 2021 As you are aware, the tourism industry in Yakima and Yakima County has dramatically suffered from the COVID-19 pandemic, far more than other industries. To help rebuild tourism, fourteen lodging properties are submitting the enclosed petitions to increase the Yakima County Tourism Promotion Area (TPA) assessment from the current $2.00 per night assessment to $4.00 as allowed by state statute. These lodging properties comprise 78% of the affected room inventory that pays the TPA assessment, exceeding the 60% requirement outlined in Engrossed Substitute Bill 6592. These funds will help with the recovery effort by bringing more visitors, generate new spending, support our local businesses and create jobs in the hospitality and tourism sectors. With the funds our community will also remain competitive against other destinations like Spokane and the Tri Cities, who have already increased their TPA assessments. We look forward to the council supporting this effort and enacting the necessary legislation to proceed. We stand ready to answer any questions. Jeren Franks General Manager `"Juliana M a r r I oquin General Manager Holiday Inn Downtown Yakima M Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Yakima 137 N. Fair AvorlUe, Yakima, WA 98901 Telephone (509) 452 3100 Facsimile (509) 452 3200 Mardott.comNKMF1 C5,.S Z7) Sarah Davila General Manager Oxford Suites Lisa Vallejo Area General Manager Hilton Garden Inn Yakima Op.mted -der a ken,-, egeer7rent EPttlri M,,kott fi PA Accommodation � � ��� City �. � # Rrns , Si ned' Pet #ion r - ■ r • • i i i� if•�; �' ' 'i •- i • � �t • • i' • y - - i TOTAL ROOM INVENTORY 1,874 ------------------ 1,469 RVIN 91����� # 71Mr 4 777 MM k-AXINGY-17 wl 47F)MR77A MA F OF LODGING BY CERTAIN LODGING BUSINESSES AND OTHER MATTERS RELATED THERETO WHEREAS, the 2020 State Legislature of the State of Washington passed and the Governor signed Engrossed Substitute Bill 6592 ("ESSB 6592"). ESSB 6592 authorized legislative authorities to impose an additional Tourism Promotion Area assessment charge of up to $3 per night per stay on furnishing of lodging by a lodging business with 40 or more rooms located in a Tourism Promotion Area ("additional charge"). Any additional charge expires July 1, 2027. To consider the imposition of an additional charge, signatures of the persons who operate lodging businesses who would pay sixty percent or more of the proposed additional charge must be provided to the legislative authority together with: 1. the proposed uses and projects to which the proposed revenue from the additional charge shall be put, 2. the total estimate costs, 3. the estimated rate for the charge, and 4. a proposed breakdown by class of lodging business if such classification is to be used; and IT'AEREAS, the affected lodging businesses within the City of Yakima and unincorporated areas of Yakima County desire to present to the City of Yakima Council (Council) an increase of the current NOW, THEREFORE, pursuant to ESS B 6592, the signatories herein after of the persons who operate lodging businesses within the Yakima County Tourism Promotion Area who would pay sixty percent or more of the proposed additional charge provide to the Council their signatures and additionally: 1. the proposed uses and projects to which the proposed revenue from the additional charge shall be put, 2. the total estimate costs, 3. the estimated rate for the charge, and 4. a proposed breakdown by class of lodging business if such classification is to be used. I. 1. THE PROPOSED USES AND PROJECTS TO WHICH THE PROPOSED REVENUE FROM T" ADDITIONAL CHARGE SHALL BE PUT: a. The general promotion of tourism and convention business within the Yakima Coun Tourism Promotion Area as specified in the budget and business plan presented by Yakima Vall Visitors and Convention Bureau (DBA Yakima Valley Tourism) and approved and adopted by t Yakima Hotel and Motel Commission annually; I b. The marketing of convention business that benefits local tourism and results in increased convention business within the Yakima County Tourism Promotion Area; c. The marketing of Yakima County to the travel industry in order to benefit local tourism and result in overnight stays within the Yakima County Tourism Promotion Area; d. The marketing of Yakima County to recruit major sporting events in order to promote local tourism resulting in overnight stays within the Yakima County Tourism Promotion Area. Yakima Valley Tourism estimates that on an annual basis the revenue from the additional charge collected from the operators of Lodging Businesses within the Yakima County Tourism Promotion Area shall be an increase of approximately $641,400. This estimate is based on a six year average of the Tourism Promotion Area collections between 2014 and 2019. This amount will vary from year to year depending upon the fluctuating occupancy rates of Lodging Businesses in the City of Yakima and unincorporated areas of Yakima County subject to the additional charge. Iv- -j, 0 Ile #p *rdi ?_ _r 5___qqjjA_3,,_ 1 located in the Yakima County Tourism Promotion Area in the amount of four dollars per room per day. The tourism promotion charges imposed under this chapter are not a tax on the "sale of lodging" for th(; purposes of calculating the lodging tax limit specified in RCW 82.14.410. ou=- To follow are signatures of persons who operate lodging businesses in the Yakima County Tourism Promotion Area who would pay sixty percent (60%) or more of the proposed additional charge referencei in paragraph 3 above: Date Print Name of Lodging Business Signature of Person Who Operates Lodging _1 3psiunder si ness (print e n�i!m� if 0 4, b. The marketing of convention business that benefits local tourism and results in increased convention business within the Yakima County Tourism Promotion Area; c. The marketing of Yakima County to the travel industry in order to benefit local tourism and result in overnight stays within the Yakima County Tourism Promotion Area; d. The marketing of Yakima County to recruit major sporting events in order to promote local tourism resulting in overnight stays within the Yakima County Tourism Promotion Area. 2. THE TOTAL ESTIMATED COSTS: Yakima Valley Tourism estimates that on an annual basis the revenue from the additional charge collected from the operators of Lodging Businesses within the Yakima County Tourism Promotion Area shall be an increase of approximately $641,400. This estimate is based on a six year average of the Tourism Promotion Area collections between 2014 and 2019. This amount will vary from year to year depending upon the fluctuating occupancy rates of Lodging Businesses in the City of Yakima and unincorporated areas of Yakima County subject to the additional charge. 3. ESTIMATED RATE FORT CHARGE Yakima City Ordinance 5.99.040 would be modified to increase the charge by $2.00 and to provide as follows: There shall be imposed a tourism promotion charge on the furnishing of lodging by a lodging business located in the Yakima County Tourism Promotion Area in the amount of four dollars per room per day. The tourism promotion charges imposed under this chapter are not a tax on the "sale of lodging" for the purposes of calculating the lodging tax limit specified in RCW 82.14.410. EXM= To follow are signatures of persons who operate lodging businesses in the Yakima County Tourism 01, in paragraph 3 above: Date Print Name of Lodging Business Signature of Person Who Operates Lad in Business indersi e) b. The marketing of convention business that benefits local tourism and results in increased convention business within the Yakima County Tourism Promotion Area; c. The marketing of Yakima County to the travel industry in order to benefit local tourism and result in overnight stays within the Yakima County Tourism Promotion Area; d. The marketing of Yakima County to recruit major sporting events in order to promote local tourism resulting in overnight stays within the Yakima County Tourism Promotion Area. 2. THE TOTAL ESTIMATED COSTS: Yakima Valley Tourism estimates that on an annual basis the revenue from the additional charge collected from the operators of Lodging Businesses within the Yakima County Tourism Promotion Area shall be an increase of approximately $641,400. This estimate is based on a six year average of the Tourism Promotion Area collections between 2014 and 2019. This amount will vary from year to year depending upon the fluctuating occupancy rates of Lodging Businesses in the City of Yakima and unincorporated areas of Yakima County subject to the additional charge. 3. ESTIMATED RATE FOR THE CHARGE Yakima City Ordinance 5.99,040 would be modified to increase the charge by $2.00 and to provide as follows: There shall be imposed a tourism promotion charge on the famishing of lodging by a lodging business located in the Yakima County Tourism Promotion Area in the amount of four dollars per room per day. The tourism promotion charges imposed under this chapter are not a tax on the "sale of lodging" for the purposes of calculating the lodging tax limit specified in RCW 82.14.410. To follow are signatures of persons who operate lodging businesses in the Yakima County Tourism Promotion Area who would pay sixty percent (60%) or more of the proposed additional charge referenced in paragraph 3 above: Date Print Name of Lodging Business Signature of Person Who Operates c) V\04, V%, b. The marketing of convention business that benefits local tourism and results in increased convention business within the Yakima County Tourism Promotion Area; c. The marketing of Yakima County to the travel industry in order to benefit local tourism and result in overnight stays within the Yakima County Tourism Promotion Area; d. The marketing of Yakima County to recruit major sporting events in order to promote local tourism resulting in overnight stays within the Yakima County Tourism Promotion Area. 2. THE TOTAL ESTIMATED COSTS: Yakima Valley Tourism estimates that on an annual basis the revenue from the additional charge collected from the operators of Lodging Businesses within the Yakima County Tourism Promotion Area shall be an increase of approximately $641,400. This estimate is based on a six year average of the Tourism Promotion Area collections between 2014 and 2019. This amount will vary from year to year depending upon the fluctuating occupancy rates of Lodging Businesses in the City of Yakima and unincorporated areas of Yakima County subject to the additional charge. 3. ESTIMATED RATE FOR THE CHARGE Yakima City Ordinance 5,99.040 would be modified to increase the charge by $2.00 and to provide as follows: There shall be imposed a tourism promotion charge on the furnishing of lodging by a lodging business located in the Yakima County Tourism Promotion Area in the amount of four dollars per room per day. The tourism promotion charges imposed under this chapter are not a tax on the "sale of lodging" for the purposes of calculating the lodging tax limit specified in RCW 82.14.410. To follow are signatures of persons who operate lodging businesses in the Yakima County Tourism Promotion Area who would pay sixty percent (60%) or more of the proposed additional charge referenced in paragraph 3 above: em. Date Pant Name of Lodging Business Signature of Person Who Operates Lodging Business ( r'nt name er s' at re) 10 b. The marketing of convention business that benefits local tourism and results in increased convention business within the Yakima County Tourism Promotion Area; c. The marketing of Yakima County to the travel industry in order to benefit local tourism and result in overnight stays within the Yakima County Tourism Promotion Area; d. The marketing of Yakima County to recruit major sporting events in order to promote local tourism resulting in overnight stays within the Yakima County Tourism Promotion Area. 2. THE TOTAL ESTIMATED COSTS: Yakima Valley Tourism estimates that on an annual basis the revenue from the additional charge collected from the operators of Lodging Businesses within the Yakima County Tourism Promotion Area shall be an increase of approximately $641,400. This estimate is based on a six year average of the Tourism Promotion Area collections between 2014 and 2019. This amount will vary from year to year depending upon the fluctuating occupancy rates of Lodging Businesses in the City of Yakima and unincorporated areas of Yakima County subject to the additional charge. 3. ESTIMATED RATE FOR THE CHARGE Yakima City Ordinance 5.99.040 would be modified to increase the charge by $2.00 and to provide as follows: There shall be imposed a tourism promotion charge on the furnishing of lodging by a lodging business located in the Yakima County Tourism Promotion Area in the amount of four dollars per room per day. tog J—?J I I I-:Iram I I I$ cc= To follow are signatures of persons who operate lodging businesses in the Yakima County Tourism Promotion Area who would pay sixty percent (60%) or more of the proposed additional charge referencei in paragraph 3 above: Date Print Name of Lodging Business Signature of Person Who Operates Lod ing Business (print name under signature) a. -2A 11F b. The marketing of convention business that benefits local tourism and results in increased convention business within the Yakima County Tourism Promotion Area, c, The marketing of Yakima County to the travel industry in order to benefit local tourism and result in overnight stays within the Yakima County Tourism Promotion Area; d. The marketing of Yakima County to recruit major sporting events in order to promote local tourism resulting in overnight stays within the Yakima County Tourism Promotion Area. 2. THE TOTAL ESTIMATED COSTS: Yakima Valley Tourism estimates that on an annual basis the revenue from the additional charge collected from the operators of Lodging Businesses within the Yakima County Tourism Promotion Area shall be an increase of approximately $641,400, This estimate is based on a six year average of the Tourism Promotion Area collections between 2014 and 2019. This amount will vary from year to year depending upon the fluctuating occupancy rates of Lodging Businesses in the City of Yakima and unincorporated areas of Yakima County subject to the additional charge. Yakima City Ordinance 5.99.040 would be modified to increase the charge by $2.00 and to provide as follows: There shall be imposed a tourism promotion charge on the furnishing of lodging by a lodging business located in the Yakima County Tourism Promotion Area in the amount of four dollars per room per day. The tourism promotion charges imposed under this chapter are not a tax on the "sale of lodging" for the f�urposes of calculating the lodging tax limit specified in RCW 82.14.410. UU= To follow are signatures of persons who operate lodging businesses in the Yakima County Tourism in paragraph 3 above: Signature of Person Who Operates lod yin g� ame und�ersi �e) Business (print n�� 5- 12 b. The marketing of convention business that benefits local tourism and results in increased convention business within the Yakima County Tourism Promotion Area; c. The marketing of Yakima County to the travel industry in order to benefit local tourism and result in overnight stays within the Yakima County Tourism Promotion Area; d. The marketing of Yakima County to recruit major sporting events in order to promote local tourism resulting in overnight stays within the Yakima County Tourism Promotion Area. 2. THE TOTAL ESTIMATED COSTS: Yakima Valley Tourism estimates that on an annual basis the revenue from the additional charge collected from the operators of Lodging Businesses within the Yakima County Tourism Promotion Area shall be an increase of approximately $641,400. This estimate is based on a six year average of the Tourism Promotion Area collections between 2014 and 2019. This amount will vary from year to year depending upon the fluctuating occupancy rates of Lodging Businesses in the City of Yakima and unincorporated areas of Yakima County subject to the additional charge. 3. ESTIMATED RATE FORT CHARGE Yakima City Ordinance 5.99.040 would be modified to increase the charge by $2.00 and to provide as follows: There shall be imposed a tourism promotion charge on the furnishing of lodging by a lodging business located in the Yakima County Tourism Promotion Area in the amount of four dollars per room per day, fturposes • calculating the lodging tax limit specified in RCW 82.14.410. To follow are signatures of persons who operate lodging businesses in the Yakima County Tourism Promotion Area who in paragraph 3 above: 13 b. The marketing of convention business that benefits local tourism and results in increased convention business ivithin the Yakima County Tourism Promotion Area; c. The marketing of Yakima County to the travel industry in order to benefit local tourism and result in overnight Tourism stays within the Yakima County Promotion Area; I d. The marketing of Yakima County to recruit major sporting events in order to promote local tourism resulting in overnight stays within the Yakima County Tourism Promotion Area. Yakima Valley Tourism estimates that on an annual basis the revenue from the additional charge collected.from the operators of Lodging Businesses within the Yakima County Tourism Promotion Area shall be an increase of approximately $641,400. This estimate is based on a six year average of the TourismPromotion Area collections between 2014 and 20.19. This amount wili'vary from year to year depending upon the fluctuating occupancy rates of Lodging Businesses in the City of Yakima and unincorporated areas of Yakima County subject to the additional charge. Yakima City Ordinance 5.99,040 would be modified to increase the charge by $2,00 and to provide as follows: I p There shall be imposed a tourism promotion charge on the furnishing of lodging by a lodging business located in the Yakima County Tourism Promotion Area in the amount of four dollars per room per day. The tourism promotion charges imposed under this chapter are not a tax on the "sale of lodging" for the [purposes of calculating the lodging tax limit specified in RCW 82.14.410. 3=1 To follow are signatures of persons who operate lodging businesses in the Yakima Countv Tourism Promotion Area who Would pay sixty percent (60%) or more of the proposed additional charge referenced in paragraph 3 above: M: ` 'Vignature of Person Who Operates 14 b. The marketing of convention business that benefits local tourism and results in increased convention business within the Yakima County Tourism Promotion Area; c. The marketing of Yakima County to the travel industry in order to benefit local tourism and result in overnight stays within the Yakima County Tourism Promotion Area; d. The marketing of Yakima County to recruit major sporting events in order to promote local tourism resulting in overnight stays within the Yakima County Tourism Promotion Area. 2. THE TOTAL ESTIMATED COSTS: Yakima Valley Tourism estimates that on an annual basis the revenue from the additional charge collected from the operators of Lodging Businesses within the Yakima County Tourism Promotion Area shall be an increase of approximately $641,400. This estimate is based on a six year average of the Tourism Promotion Area collections between 2014 and 2019. This amount will vary from year to year depending upon the fluctuating occupancy rates of Lodging Businesses in the City of Yakima and unincorporated areas of Yakima County subject to the additional charge. 3. ESTIMATED RATE FOR THE C14ARGE Yakima City Ordinance 5.99.040 would be modified to increase the charge by $2.00 and to provide as follows: There shall be imposed a tourism promotion charge on the furnishing of lodging by a lodging business located in the Yakima County Tourism Promotion Area in the amount of four dollars per room per day. The tourism promotion charges imposed under this chapter are not a tax on the "sale of lodging" for the purposes of calculating the lodging tax limit specified in RCW 82.14.410. Ezz= To follow are signatures of persons who operate lodging businesses in the Yakima County Tourism Promotion Area who would p�y si2ity percent (60%) or more of the projUosed additional charge reference4 M E= = � W I +ov\ aU rn (A P6r P 0 Signature of Person Who Operates N1.1-La f&.Wf 0 n- IR b. The marketing of convention business that benefits local tourism and results in increased convention business within the Yakima County Tourism Promotion Area; c. The marketing of Yakima County to the travel industry in order to benefit local tourism and result in overnight stays within the Yakima County Tourism Promotion Area; d. The marketing of Yakima County to recruit major sporting events in order to promote local tourism resulting in overnight stays within the Yakima County Tourism Promotion Area. 2. THE TOTAL ESTIMATED COSTS: Yakima Valley Tourism estimates that on an annual basis the revenue from the additional charge collected from the operators of Lodging Businesses within the Yakima County Tourism Promotion Area shall be an increase of approximately $641,400. This estimate is based on a six year average of the Tourism Promotion Area collections between 2014 and 2019. This amount will vary from year to year depending upon the fluctuating occupancy rates of Lodging Businesses in the City of Yakima and unincorporated areas of Yakima County subject to the additional charge. 3. ESTIMATED RATE FORT CHARGE Yakima City Ordinance 5,99.040 would be modified to increase the charge by $2.00 and to provide as follows: There shall be imposed a tourism promotion charge on the ftirnishing of lodging by a lodging business located in the Yakima County Tourism Promotion Area in the amount of four dollars per room per day. The tourism promotion charges imposed under this chapter are not a tax on the "sale of lodging" for the purposes of calculating the lodging tax limit specified in RCW 82.14.410. UU= To follow are signatures of persons who operate lodging businesses in the Yakima County Tourism in paragraph 3 above: Date Print Name of Lodging Business Signature of Person Who Operates re) . . ......... Ta Pq leh 16 b. The marketing of convention business that benefits local tourism and results in increased convention business within the Yakima County Tourism Promotion Area; c. The marketing of Yakima County to the travel industry in order to benefit local tourism and result in overnight stays within the Yakima County Tourism Promotion Area; d. The marketing of Yakima County to recruit major sporting events in order to promote local tourism resulting in overnight stays within the Yakima County Tourism Promotion Area. 2. THE TOTAL ESTIMATED COSTS: Yakima Valley Tourism estimates that on an annual basis the revenue from the additional charge collected from the operators of Lodging Businesses within the Yakima County Tourism Promotion Area shall be an increase of approximately $641,400. This estimate is based on a six year average of the Tourism Promotion Area collections between 2014 and 2019. This amount will vary from year to year depending upon the fluctuating occupancy rates of Lodging Businesses in the City of Yakima and unincorporated areas of Yakima County subject to the additional charge. 3. ESTIMATED RATE FOR THE CHARGE Yakima City Ordinance 5.99.040 would be modified to increase the charge by $2.00 and to provide as follows: There shall be imposed a tourism promotion charge on the furnishing of lodging by a lodging business located in the Yakima County Tourism Promotion Area in the amount of four dollars per room per day. Lug[ To follow are signatures of persons who operate lodging businesses in the Yakima County Tourism ftornotion Area who would %WA.�iZA percent 60%)i or more of the Wm,00sed additional charge n0,79=1 n paragraph 3 above: Date Print Name of Lodging Business Signature of P I erson Who Operates- L1qq&jpg_PTiness (print name under sjgut e) My Aj�(e,�01-d ( M b. The marketing of convention business that benefits local tourism and results in increased convention business within the Yakima County Tourism Promotion Area; c. The marketing of Yakima County to the travel industry in order to benefit local tourism and result in overnight stays within the Yakima County Tourism Promotion Area; d. The marketing of Yakima County to recruit major sporting events in order to promote local tourism resulting in overnight stays within the Yakima County Tourism Promotion Area. 2. THE TOTAL ESTIMATED COSTS: Yakima Valley Tourism estimates that on an annual basis the revenue from the additional charge collected from the operators of Lodging Businesses within the Yakima County Tourism Promotion Area shall be an increase of approximately $641,400. This estimate is based on a six year average of the Tourism Promotion Area collections between 2014 and 2019. This amount will vary from year to year depending upon the fluctuating occupancy rates of Lodging Businesses in the City of Yakima and unincorporated areas of Yakima County subject to the additional charge. 3. ESTIMATED RATE FORT CHARGE Yakima City Ordinance 5.99.040 would be modified to increase the charge by $2.00 and to provide as follows: There shall be imposed a tourism promotion charge on the furnishing of lodging by a lodging business located in the Yakima County Tourism Promotion Area in the amount of four dollars per room per day. The tourism promotion charges imposed under this chapter are not a tax on the "sale of lodging" for the purposes of calculating the lodging tax limit specified in RCW 82.14.410. Do= To follow are signatures of persons who operate lodging businesses in the Yakima County Tourism refof-e=ci in paragraph 3 above: Date Print Name of Lodging Business Signature of Person Who Operates ref 5 4� tw K, C\,"4 18 b. The marketing of convention business that benefits local tourism and results in increased convention business within the Yakima County Tourism Promotion Area; c. The marketing of Yakima County to the travel industry in order to benefit local tourism and result in overnight stays within the Yakima County Tourism Promotion Area; d. The marketing of Yakima County to recruit major sporting events in order to promote local tourism resulting in overnight stays within the Yakima County Tourism Promotion Area. 2. THE TOTAL ESTIMATED COSTS: Yakima Valley Tourism estimates that on an annual basis the revenue from the additional charge collected from the operators of Lodging Businesses within the Yakima County Tourism Promotion Area shall be an increase of approximately $641,400. This estimate is based on a six year average of the Tourism Promotion Area collections between 2014 and 2019. This amount will vary from year to year depending upon the fluctuating occupancy rates of Lodging Businesses in the City of Yakima and unincorporated areas of Yakima County subject to the additional charge. 3. ESTIMATED RATE FOR THE CHARGE Yakima City Ordinance 5.99.040 would be modified to increase the charge by $2.00 and to provide as follows: There shall be imposed a tourism promotion charge on the furnishing of lodging by a lodging business located in the Yakima County Tourism Promotion Area in the amount of four dollars per room per day. The tourism promotion charges imposed under this chapter are not a tax on the "sale of lodging" for the purposes of calculating the lodging tax limit specified in RCW 82.14.410. Do= To follow are signatures of persons who operate lodging businesses in the Yakima County Tourism Promotion Area in paragraph 3 above: Date Print Name of Lodging Business Signature of Person Who Operates B _Lod ing E -in us ess priq name under signature) w [,107 Z, 19 b. The marketing of convention business that benefits local tourism and results in increased convention business within the Yakima County Tourism Promotion Area; c. The marketing of Yakima County to the travel industry in order to benefit local tourism and result in overnight stays within the Yakima County Tourism Promotion Area; d. The marketing of Yakima County to recruit major sporting events in order to promote local tourism resulting in overnight stays within the Yakima County Tourism Promotion Area. 2. THE TOTAL ESTIMATED COSTS: Yakima Valley Tourism estimates that on an annual basis the revenue from the additional charge collected from the operators of Lodging Businesses within the Yakima County Tourism Promotion Area shall be an increase of approximately $641,400. This estimate is based on a six year average of the Tourism Promotion Area collections between 2014 and 2019. This amount will vary from year to year depending upon the fluctuating occupancy rates of Lodging Businesses in the City of Yakima and unincorporated areas of Yakima County subject to the additional charge. 3. ESTIMATED RATE FOR THE CHARGE Yakima City Ordinance 5.99.040 would be modified to increase the charge by $2.00 and to provide as follows: There shall be imposed a tourism promotion charge on the furnishing of lodging by a lodging business located in the Yakima County Tourism Promotion Area in the amount of four dollars per room per day. The tourism promotion charges imposed under this chapter are not a tax on the "sale of lodging" for the purposes of calculating the lodging tax limit specified in RCW 82.14.410. To follow are signatures of persons who operate lodging businesses in the Yakima County Tourism Promotion Area in paragraph 3 above: 20 b. The marketing of convention business that benefits local tourism and results in increased convention business within the Yakima County Tourism Promotion Area; c. The marketing of Yakima County to the travel industry in order to benefit local tourism and result in overnight stays within the Yakima County Tourism Promotion Area; d. The marketing of Yakima County to recruit major sporting events in order to promote local tourism resulting in overnight stays within the Yakima County Tourism Promotion Area. 2. THE TOTAL ESTIMATED COSTS: Yakima Valley Tourism estimates that on an annual basis the revenue from the additional charge collected from the operators of Lodging Businesses within the Yakima County Tourism Promotion Area shall be an increase of approximately $641,400. This estimate is based on a six year average of the Tourism Promotion Area collections between 2014 and 2019. This amount will vary from year to year depending upon the fluctuating occupancy rates of Lodging Businesses in the City of Yakima and unincorporated areas of Yakima County subject to the additional charge. 3. ESTIMATED RATE FOR THE CHARGE Yakima City Ordinance 5.99.040 would be modified to increase the charge by $2.00 and to provide as follows: There shall be imposed a tourism promotion charge on the furnishing of lodging by a lodging business located in the Yakima County Tourism Promotion Area in the amount of four dollars per room per day. The tourism promotion charges imposed under this chapter are not a tax on the "sale of lodging" for the purposes of calculating the lodging tax limit specified in RCW 82.14.410. MMEME3 To follow are signatures of persons who operate lodging businesses in the Yakima County Tourism I in paragraph 3 above: Date Print Name of Lodging Business Signature of Person Who Operates Lodging Business (print name under signature) The, hQ+(RA, V V......... .