§ 5.70.050  REGISTRATION.
   Within 30 days after the effective date of this chapter, or within 30 days after commencing business, whichever is later, each operator of any hotel or motel renting occupancy to transients shall register the hotel or motel with the Director of Finance and obtain from him a “transient occupancy registration certificate” to be at all times posted in a conspicuous place on the premises. The certificate shall, among other things, state the following:
   (A)   The name of the operator;
   (B)   The address of the hotel or motel;
   (C)   The date upon which the certificate was issued;
   (D)   “This Transient Occupancy Registration Certificate signifies that the person named on the face hereof has fulfilled the requirements of Chapter 5.70 of the Alhambra Municipal Code, `Transient Occupancy Tax' by registering with the Director of Finance for the purpose of collecting from transients the Transient Occupancy Tax and remitting the tax to the Director of Finance. This certificate does not authorize any person to conduct any unlawful business or to conduct any lawful business in an unlawful manner, nor to operate a hotel or motel without strictly complying with all local applicable laws, including, but not limited to, those requiring a permit or license from any board, commission, department or office of this city. This certificate does not constitute a permit or license.”
('86 Code, § 5.70.050) (Ord. 3917, passed  - - )  Penalty, see § 5.70.130