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An application shall be presented to the Tax Collector and shall contain the following:

(a) The name and principal local address of the organization;

(b) The names of the principal officers of the organization locally;

(c) The address of the place where bingo will be played, including a copy of the lease or deed for the premises;

(d) The names and membership status of the persons who will operate and staff the game; provided, however, that only persons who are expected to operate and staff more than 50% of the games during a year must be named;

(e) The name of any security company that will be used;

(f) Proposed day of week and hours when bingo games will be conducted;

(g) Such proof as may be required by the Tax Collector that the applicant is eligible and qualified to receive a permit. If eligibility is based on an exemption from payment of the bank and corporation tax, the application shall be accompanied by a certificate of determination of exemption under the applicable section of the Revenue and Taxation Code, or a letter of good standing from the Exemption Division of the Franchise Tax Board showing such exemption;

(h) A description of the receipt, accounting, and inventory control systems that the applicant will use in the operation of bingo;

(i) A statement that the applicant agrees to conduct bingo in strict accordance with the provisions of Section 326.5 of the Penal Code and this chapter, as they may be amended from time to time, and agrees that the permit may be suspended and/or revoked by the City upon violation of any such provisions;

(j) A signature of an authorized officer of the applicant under penalty of perjury; and

(k) Such additional information as may be required to show that the operation of the bingo game will not be inimical to the public health, safety, morals, peace, or general welfare.

The Tax Collector may provide uniform application forms.