2.35.060   Electricity users tax.
   (a)   There is imposed a tax upon every person in the city using electricity in the city. The tax imposed by this section shall be at the rate of five percent of the charges to a service user made for such electricity by a service supplier. Said tax shall be paid by the person paying for such electricity.
   (b)   "Charges," as used in this section, shall include charges made for metered energy and charges for service, including customer charges, service charges, standby charges, charges for temporary services, demand charges, and annual and monthly charges.
   (c)   As used in this section, the term "using electricity" shall not be construed to mean the storage of such electricity by a person in a battery owned or possessed by him for use in an automobile or other machinery or device apart from the premises upon which the electricity was received; provided, however, that the term shall include the receiving of such electricity for the purpose of using it in the charging of batteries; nor shall the term include the mere transmission or receiving of such electricity by a governmental agency at a point within the city for resale.
(Ord. 5291 § 1 (part), 2014; Ord. 3781 § 1 (part), 1987)