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(a) Every person, firm or corporation engaged in the business of operating a Food Facility shall pay a surcharge annually in advance to the Tax Collector in the amount of $285. "Food Facility" for purposes of this section shall have the same meaning set forth in California Health and Safety Code Section 114094, or any successor provisions.
(b) Beginning with fiscal year 2009-2010 and annually thereafter, the surcharge set forth in this Section may be adjusted each year, without further action by the Board of Supervisors, as set forth in this Section.
(c) Not later than April 1, the Director of Health, or his or her designee, shall report to the Controller the revenues generated by the surcharge for the prior fiscal year and the prior fiscal year's costs of operation, as well as any other information that the Controller determines appropriate to the performance of the duties set forth in California Health and Safety Code Section 114094, or any successor provisions. Not later than May 15, the Controller shall determine whether the current surcharge has produced or is projected to produce revenues sufficient to support the costs of providing the services for which the surcharge is assessed and that the surcharge will not produce revenue that is significantly more than the costs of providing the services for which the surcharge is assessed. The Controller shall, if necessary, adjust the surcharge upward or downward for the upcoming fiscal year as appropriate to ensure that the program recovers the costs of operation without producing revenue that is significantly more than such costs. The adjusted rates shall become operative on July 1.
(Added by Ord. 155-09, File No. 090703, 7/15/2009)