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ORDINANCE 1913 <br />URGENCY ORDINANCE OF THE TOWN COUNCIL OF THE <br />TOWN OF LOS GATOS AMENDING ARTICLE III OF CHAPTER 25 <br />OF THE TOWN CODE REGARDING TRANSIENT OCCUPANCY TAX <br />THE TOWN COUNCIL OF THE TOWN 'OF LOS GATOS DOES HEREBY ORDAIN: <br />SECTION I <br />URGENCY The Town Council hereby finds and declares that the public health, <br />safety, and welfare require the adoption of this ordinance as an urgency measure in order <br />to avoid confusion or uncertainty with respect to the Town's transient occupancy tax, the <br />duties and obligations of operators and their successors, and the latitude of the tax collector <br />in ensuring that all tax dollars are duly paid the Town. The current difficult economic <br />conditions and financial constraints of the hotel business require immediate clarification in <br />order to ensure that confusion does not result in interference with the public welfare. <br />SECTION II <br />Section 25.30.010 is amended to read as follows: <br />Section 25.30.010. Definitions. <br />For the purposes of this article, the following words and phrases shall have the <br />meanings respectively ascribed to them by this section: <br />Hotel means any structure, or any portion of any structure, which is occupied or <br />intended to be designed for occupancy by transients for dwelling, lodging or sleeping <br />purposes, and includes any hotel, inn, tourist home or house, studio hotel, bachelor hotel, <br />1 <br />