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(2) Police Code Section 1215 requires that Commercial Parking Operators obtain an annual permit.
(3) Special parking events on San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD) property, operated by the volunteers of non-profit organizations, such as Parent Teacher Associations, constitute a beneficial activity to supplement SFUSD school revenues that over the years have been drastically reduced by State budget cuts.
(4) Requiring parent or other volunteers to register as parking Operators is a burden on the volunteer organizers of these events, who are staging them for the sole benefit of SFUSD schools.
(5) For volunteer organizers to be able to reap the full benefit of their efforts and help the public schools to better meet the needs of their students, this Section 608 provides for Special School Parking Event Permits.
(b) No tax shall be imposed on Rent for the occupancy of parking space in parking stations at special school parking events, provided that the following requirements are met:
(1) The parking event is conducted on SFUSD property.
(2) The parking event is conducted by a volunteer-led organization having a formally recognized exemption from income taxation pursuant to Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended.
(3) One hundred percent of the earnings from the parking event are for the sole benefit of one or more San Francisco public schools. No part of the organization's earnings from the parking event may inure to the benefit of any private shareholder or individual.
(4) The organization holds a Special School Parking Event Permit issued by the Tax Collector to conduct the parking event, which must be publicly displayed during the operation of the parking event.
(5) The gross revenue from the parking event does not exceed $10,000.
(c) The Tax Collector or his or her designee may issue up to a maximum of 150 Special School Parking Event Permits annually on a first come, first served basis, to the President, Chief Administrative Officer, or the equivalent of the Second District PTA, for distribution to qualifying organizations, for the purpose of conducting special school parking events that meet the requirements of this Section 608. Each permit may be used to conduct only one special school parking event. Special School Parking Event Permits are not transferrable and shall be valid only during the calendar year in which they are issued. Any organization conducting a special school parking event must in advance of the event notify the Tax Collector of the date and location of the special school parking event and must have the permit available for inspection on-site during the event.
(d) The Tax Collector shall prescribe the form of the Special School Parking Event Permit application. The Tax Collector or his or her designee shall determine whether an organization meets the requirements of this Section 608 and is eligible to receive a permit. The Tax Collector shall not charge any fee to apply for or obtain a Special School Parking Event Permit.
(1) The Second District PTA shall keep and preserve business records, including all local, state, and federal tax returns of any kind, for a period of five years from the date the permit is issued, and make the business records available to the Tax Collector or his or her designee as may be necessary to determine the organization's eligibility and use of the Special School Parking Event Permits.
(2) The Second District PTA shall submit annual returns on a form prescribed by the Tax Collector. Required data shall include the number of permits received from the Tax Collector, the number of special school parking events conducted and the date of each event, the rate charged for parking at each event, and the dollar value of gross revenues for each event.
(3) Upon the request of the Tax Collector or his or her designee, the Second District PTA shall produce such business records at the Tax Collector's Office during normal business hours for inspection, examination, and copying. Refusal to allow full inspection, examination, or copying of such records shall subject the organization to revocation of any existing permits and disqualify it from eligibility for Special School Parking Event Permits in the future.
(e) An organization that collects Rent for occupancy of parking space for a special school parking event pursuant to this Section 608 shall also be exempt from the requirement to obtain a certificate of authority from the Tax Collector pursuant to Section 6.6-1(a) of Article 6, or to execute a parking tax bond pursuant to Section 6.6-1(h) of Article 6, provided that the Operator demonstrates to the satisfaction of the Tax Collector that it meets all of the requirements in Section 608(b).
(g) For each year for which the Special School Parking Event Permits authorized under this Section 608 are available, the Tax Collector shall submit an annual report to the Board of Supervisors that sets forth aggregate information regarding the dollar value of the gross revenues taken in each year, the number of permits issued, and the parking tax revenue foregone.
(h) Expiration Date. This Section 608 shall expire by operation of law on December 31, 2025, unless the Board of Supervisors or the voters re-enact by ordinance Section 608 prior to December 31, 2025. If this Section expires under this subsection (h), the Tax Collector shall not issue any Special School Parking Event Permits after that expiration date, and the City Attorney shall cause this Section to be removed from the Business and Tax Regulations Code.
(i) Severability. If any provision of this Section 608 or the application thereof to any person or circumstance is held invalid, the remainder of the Section and the application of such provision to other persons or circumstances shall not be affected thereby.
(Added by Ord. 78-16, File No. 160101, App. 5/20/2016, Eff. 6/19/2016, Retro. 1/1/2016)
(Former Sec. 608 added by Ord. 189-12 , File No. 120407, App. 9/11/2012, Eff. 10/11/2012; expired 12/31/2015)
(Former Secs. 608-608.8 added by Ord. 234-06, File No. 060892, App. 9/14/2006; repealed by Ord. 291-10, File No. 101099, App. 11/18/2010)