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RES4137CITY OF RENTON, WASHINGTON RESOLUTION NO. 4137 A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY OF RENTON, WASHINGTON, WAIVING THE ADMISSIONS TAX FOR THE SEATTLE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL. WHEREAS, the Seattle International Film Festival ("SIFF") is a nationally recognized film festival; and WHEREAS, Renton has the opportunity to become one of the areas within the Seattle metropolitan area hosting SIFF; and WHEREAS, SIFF in Renton will provide the City with significant visibility; and WHEREAS, SIFF in Renton will attract a large volume of film-goers that will be introduced to the significant benefits of Renton and that will patronize local businesses and restaurants; and WHEREAS, the SIFF ticketing policy has been developed in other communities that host SIFF events; and WHEREAS, Renton's admission tax is not taken into account in the SIFF ticketing; and WHEREAS, it is in the general and economic benefit ofthe City to waive the admissions tax for SIFF in Renton; NOW, THEREFORE, THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF RENTON, WASHINGTON, DOES RESOLVE AS FOLLOWS: SECTION I. The above recitals are found to be true and correct in all respects. SECTION II. The admissions tax for SIFF in Renton is hereby waived for the years 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015, unless the City Council rescinds the waiver. 1 RESOLUTION NO. 4137 PASSED BY THE CITY COUNCIL this 9th day of Spril , 2012. 44 J e>_ Bonnie I. Walton, City Clerk APPROVED BY THE MAYOR this 9th day of April , 2012. Denis Law, Mayor Approved as to form: Lawrence J. Warren, City Attorney \ O: c () .• •* RES:1542:3/5/12:scr * ^K -''Mi,,,,,,*-'- 2