3.24.050   Use tax.
   A.   An excise tax is imposed on the storage, use or other consumption in the city of tangible personal property purchased from any retailer on or after the operative date of this ordinance, for storage, use or other consumption in the city at the rate of ninety-five one hundredths of one percent (95/100) of the sales price of the property. The sales price shall include delivery charges when such charges are subject to state sales or use tax regardless of the place to which delivery is made.
   B.   Except as hereinafter provided, and except insofar as they are inconsistent with the provisions of Part 1.5 of Division 2 of the Revenue and Taxation Code, all of the provisions of Part 1 of Division 2 of said Code as amended and in force and effect on April 1, 1956, applicable to use taxes are adopted and made a part of this section as though fully set forth herein.
   C.   Whenever, and to the extent that, in Part 1 of Division 2 of the Revenue and Taxation Code of the state of California is named or referred to as the taxing agency, the name of this city shall be substituted therefore. Nothing in this subdivision shall be deemed to require the substitution of the name of the city for the word "state" when the word is used as part of the title of the State Controller, the State Treasurer, the State Board of Control, the State Board of Equalization or the name of the State Treasury, or the Constitution of the State of California; nor shall the name of the city be substituted for that of the state in any section when the result of that substitution would require action to be taken by or against the city or any agency thereof rather than by or against the State Board of Equalization, in performing the functions incident to the administration or operation of this chapter; and neither shall the substitution be deemed to have been made in those sections, including but not necessarily limited to, sections referring to the exterior boundaries of the state of California, where the result of the substitution would be to provide an exemption from this tax with respect to certain storage, use or other consumption of tangible personal property which would not otherwise be exempt from this tax while such storage, use or other consumption remains subject to tax by the state under the provisions of Part 1, of Division 2 of the Revenue and Taxation Code, or to impose this tax with respect to certain storage, use or other consumption of tangible personal property which would not be subject to tax by the state under the said provisions of that code; and in addition, the name of the city shall not be substituted for that of the state in Sections 6701, 6702 (except in the last sentence thereof), 6711, 6715, 6737, 6797 and 6828 of the Revenue and Taxation Code as adopted, and the name of the city shall not be substituted for the word "state" in the phrase "retailer engaged in business in this state" in Section 6203 nor in the definition of that phrase in Section 6203.
   D.   There shall be exempt from the tax due under this section:
   1.   The amount of any sales or use tax imposed by the state of California upon a retailer or consumer;
   2.   The storage, use or other consumption of tangible personal property, the gross receipts from the sale of which has been subject to sales tax under a sales and use tax ordinance enacted in accordance with Part 1.5 of Division  2 of the Revenue and Taxation Code by any city and county, county, or city in this state.;
   3.   Gross receipts from the sale of tangible personal property to operators of aircraft to be used or consumed principally outside the city in which the sale is made and directly and exclusively in the use of the aircraft as common carriers of persons or property under the authority of the laws of this state, the United States, or any foreign government;
   4.   In addition to the exemptions provided in Section 6366 and 6366.1 of the Revenue and Taxation Code, the storage, use, or other consumption of tangible personal property purchased by operators of aircraft and used or consumed by the operators directly and exclusively in the use of the aircraft as common carriers of persons or property for hire or compensation under a certificate of public convenience and necessity issued pursuant to the laws of this state, the United States, or any foreign government is exempt from the use tax. (Ord. 9605 §§ 13, 14, 1996: prior code § 1754)