§ 3.08.310  PURPOSE.
   This Subchapter is adopted to achieve the following, among other purposes, and directs that the provisions hereof be interpreted in order to accomplish those purposes:
   A.   To enhance the City's ability to offset state budget cuts and provide essential City services to the residents of Culver City, such as: preserving quality neighborhoods and ensuring effective 911 emergency response by retaining firefighters, police officers, and paramedics; fixing potholes/streets;  maintaining parks, community centers, storm drains; continuing after school programs, senior services, graffiti removal, arts/cultural programs, and other general services.
   B.   To ensure that the City has the financial means to provide for the well-being and security of its residents and businesses as the City and its economic base grows.
   C.   To impose a retail transactions and use tax in accordance with the provisions of Cal. Rev. & Tax. Code Div. 2, Part 1.6 (commencing with § 7251) and Cal. Rev. & Tax. Code Div. 2, Part 1.7, § 7285.9 which authorizes the City to adopt this tax ordinance which shall be operative if a majority of the electors voting on the measure vote to approve the imposition of the tax at an election called for that purpose.
   D.   To adopt a retail transactions and use tax ordinance that incorporates provisions identical to those of the Sales and Use Tax Law of the State of California insofar as those provisions are not inconsistent with the requirements and limitations contained in Cal. Rev. & Tax. Code Div. 2, Part 1.6.
   E.   To adopt a retail transactions and use tax ordinance that imposes a tax and provides a measure therefore that can be administered and collected by the State Board of Equalization in a manner that adapts itself as fully as practicable to, and requires the least possible deviation from, the existing statutory and administrative procedures followed by the State Board of Equalization in administering and collecting the California State Sales and Use Taxes.
   F.   To adopt a retail transactions and use tax ordinance that can be administered in a manner that will be, to the greatest degree possible, consistent with the provisions of Cal. Rev. & Tax. Code Div. 2, Part 1.6, minimize the cost of collecting the transactions and use taxes, and at the same time, minimize the burden of record keeping upon persons subject to taxation under the provisions of this subchapter.
(Ord. No. 2012-009 § 1 (part); Ord. No. 2020-008 § 1 (part))