Longer-term occupancy of accommodations may be permitted in a hotel, motel or tourist home, subject to the following limitations:
   (a)   The accommodation must include a City approved kitchenette, except where the permittee has a written agreement with an employer or business, or an insurance company in response to a properly declared disaster, requesting that an individual be permitted a corporate long-term stay and complies with the following:
      (1)   Permittee provides City written proof of the written agreement;
      (2)   Permittee provides City proof that its franchisor permits long-term stays at this particular brand hotel and that the franchisor prohibits adding a kitchenette;
      (3)   If the franchisor prohibits adding a kitchenette, then the requested longer-term occupancy of accommodations pursuant to the written agreement may be permitted; however, no food preparation may take place in the unit except that which can be accomplished in a microwave oven provided by the permittee.
   (b)   The permittee shall provide a report to the city on a quarterly basis (January 1, April 1, July 1, and October 1 of each calendar year) of the number of accommodations being utilized in excess of ninety consecutive days. The quarterly report shall include:
      (1)   The date and time of arrival and date and time of departure of every guest (without identifying information) who has utilized an accommodation in excess of ninety consecutive days;
      (2)   A description of the specific accommodation, including the dimensions of the accommodation, the existence of a kitchenette and available appliances, the existence of a bathroom, the number of beds and a description of any other appliances or facilities available in the specific accommodation.
   (c)   The permittee shall also maintain for a period of one year from the departure date, the correct name and address of every guest renting, occupying or residing at the permittee's establishment for a period in excess of ninety days, including but not limited to non-paying minors and/or dependents. However, the permittee shall not be obligated to disclose this information to the City except upon the issuance of a search warrant or otherwise being compelled by subpoena or court order.
   (d)   Any room occupied in excess of ninety days shall be considered to be a residence and open for inspection, as provided by law, for compliance with state and local laws and codes by personnel of the Police Department, Fire Department, Building Department and any other department of the city. A fee may be assessed to recoup the costs of the inspection.
(Ord. 04-2020. Passed 10-6-20.)