RESOLUTION NO. 98-23
A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF ASHLAND
REITERATING ITS POLICY OF RELATING THE EXPENDITURE OF MONIES FOR
ECONOMIC AND CULTURAL DEVELOPMENT TO THE HOTEL/MOTEL
(Transient Occupancy) TAX AND REPEALING RESOLUTION 98-02.
THE CITY OF ASHLAND RESOLVES AS FOLLOWS:
SECTION 1. That the City Council recognizes that the source of monies for the Economic and Cultural Development Grant program is the Hotel/Motel Tax.
SECTION 2. That the City Council will appropriate thirty three and one-third percent (33.3%) of the anticipated Hotel/Motel tax monies for Economic and Cultural Development. Sixty percent (60%) of these funds will be allocated to the Ashland Chamber of Commerce; twenty eight percent (28%) will be allocated to the Oregon Shakespeare Festival; and twelve percent (112%) will be granted to local organizations which promote Economic and Cultural Development. Effective with the 1998-1999 budget, and annually thereafter, the allocations to the Shakespeare Festival and the Chamber of Commerce shall be adjusted by an amount equal to their respective shares of the actual tax collection in the previous fiscal year. By January 31 of each year the Chamber of Commerce and the Shakespeare Festival shall make a report to the City Council regarding meeting the goals in Section 3.
SECTION 3. The following are the goals which the Economic and Cultural Development Committee is attempting to meet by granting money to applicants.
a. To respond to general inquiries about business in the City
b. To promote tourism
c. To provide assistance to existing small businesses
d. To provide technical and financial assistance for the expansion of existing businesses
e. To provide technical and financial assistance for the development of new businesses
f. To provide information and financial assistance to small cultural organizations to:
1) attract tourists with emphasis on the off-season;
2) create a greater diversity of cultural opportunities for our citizens
SECTION 4. The following guidelines and criteria are established for the Economic and Cultural Development Grants.
a. Grantee shall be a 501(c) non-profit agency
b. Grantee shall be a non-governmental agency
c. Grantee shall promote livability for the Citizens of Ashland
d. The minimum grant proposal will be $1,000
e. The grant will benefit Ashland in regards to enrichment and activities of an economic nature
f. Grantee shall serve the population in Ashland but may encompass other venues in the Rogue Valley
SECTION 4. Resolution 98-02 is repealed upon passage of this resolution.
This resolution was read by title only in accordance with Ashland Municipal Code §2.04.090
duly PASSED and ADOPTED this 1st day of September, 1998
Derek D. Severson, Acting City Recorder
SIGNED and APPROVED this 2nd day of September, 1998
Catherine M. Shaw, Mayor