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ORDINANCE No. 958

Published on September 12, 2018 12:01AM

Last changed on September 13, 2018 9:03AM


ORDINANCE No. 958 AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF LONG BEACH, WASHINGTON, AMENDING TITLE 4 – BUSINESS AND LICENSE REGULATIONS; CHAPTER 1 UPDATING REQUIREMENTS AND PROCEDURES AND ADOPTING THE NEW MODEL BUSINESS LICENSE ORDINANCE AS REQUIRED BY CHAPTER 35.90 RCW. WHEREAS, the 2017 State Legislature passed Engrossed House Bill (EHB) 2005, requiring all cities with business licenses to administer their business licensing through the state’s Business Licensing System (BLS); WHEREAS, EHB 2005, now codified as Chapter 35.90 RCW, requires Washington Cities and Towns with business licenses to create a model business ordinance with a minimum threshold and a definition of “engaging in business”, and WHEREAS, the Department of Revenue and City staff recently reviewed the business licensing process and procedures set forth in Title 4 of the Long Beach City Code; WHEREAS, Chapter 1; GENERAL LICENSING PROVISIONS should be amended as follows Chapter 1 GENERAL LICENSING PROVISIONS 4-1-1: DEFINITIONS: 4-1-2: BUSINESS LICENSE REQUIRED: 4-1-3: EXEMPTIONS: 4-1-4: DISCLAIMER OF CITY LIABILITY: 4-1-5: FORFEITURE OF BUSINESS LICENSE: 4-1-6: PENALTY: NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF LONG BEACH, WASHINGTON, that Title 4; Chapter 1; General licensing Provisions; are amended. ADOPTED by the City Council of the City of Long Beach, Pacific County, Washington at a regular open public meeting held the 4th day of September 2018. For a complete copy of this ordinance please contact Long Beach City Hall at 115 Bolstad West, PO Box 310, Long Beach, WA 98631. Legal No. 342-18 Published September 12, 2018

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