Chapter 6.90


6.90.02    Intent and Purpose.

6.90.04    Definitions.

6.90.06    Administration of Vehicle Registration Fee.

6.90.02 Intent and Purpose.

This ordinance is intended to support the SCAQMD’s imposition of the vehicle registration fee and to bring the City into compliance with the requirements set forth in section 44243 of the Health and Safety Code in order to receive fee revenues for the purpose of implementing programs to reduce air pollution from motor vehicles. (Ord. 635, Sec. 1, 1991)

6.90.04 Definitions.

As applied in this ordinance, the following words and terms shall be defined as follows:

(1)    City. The City of Norco.

(2)    Mobile Source Air Pollution Reduction Programs. Any program or project implemented by the City to reduce air pollution from motor vehicles which it determines will be consistent with the California Clean Air Act of 1988 or the plan proposed pursuant to Article 5 (commencing with Section 40460) of Chapter 5.5 of Part 3 of the California Health and Safety Code.

(3)    Fee Administrator. The Finance Director of the City or designee. (Ord. 635, Sec. 1, 1991)

6.90.06 Administration of Vehicle Registration Fee.

(1)    Receipt of Fee: The additional vehicle registration fees disbursed by the SCAQMD and remitted to the City, pursuant to this ordinance, shall be accepted by the Fee Administrator.

(2)    Establishment of Air Quality Improvement Trust Fund: The Fee Administrator shall establish a separate interest-bearing trust fund account in a financial institution authorized to receive deposits of City funds.

(3)    Transfer of Funds: Upon receipt of Vehicle registration fees, the Fee Administrator shall deposit such funds into the separate account established pursuant to Subsection (2) above. All interest earned by the Trust Fund Account shall be credited only to that account.

(4)    Expenditure of Air Quality Trust Fund Revenues: All revenues received from SCAQMD and deposited in the Trust Fund Account shall be exclusively expended on mobile source emission reduction programs as defined in Subsection C (2) above. Such revenues and any interest earned on the revenues shall be expended within one (1) year of the completion of the programs.

(5)    Audits: The City consents to an audit of all programs and projects funded by vehicle registration fee revenues received from the SCAQMD pursuant to Section 44223 of the Health and Safety Code. The audit shall be conducted by an independent auditor selected by the SCAQMD as provided in Sections 44244 and 44244.1(a) of the Health and Safety Code. (Ord. 635, Sec. 1, 1991)