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File #: 13-0717    Version: 1
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 6/7/2013 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 6/25/2013 Final action: 6/25/2013
Title: Chief Administrative Office and County Counsel recommending the Board order payment in the amount of $79,201.83 to the Cameron Park Community Services District for Engine 288 equipment from the District's fire department development impact mitigation fee account. FUNDING: Cameron Park CSD Fire Department development impact fee account.
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Chief Administrative Office and County Counsel recommending the Board order payment in the amount of $79,201.83 to the Cameron Park Community Services District for Engine 288 equipment from the District's fire department development impact mitigation fee account.

FUNDING: Cameron Park CSD Fire Department development impact fee account.
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Fiscal Impact/Change to Net County Cost
Payment of this claim reduces the Cameron Park CSD Fire Department impact fee account by $79,201.83 from $1,267,625.41 to $1,188,423.58.

Background
The Auditor-Controller has expressed concern over the administration and expenditure of development mitigation impact fees the County collects at the request of certain special districts. Upon review of the Mitigation Fee Act (Government Code ยง 66000 et seq.), Title XIII of the County Ordinance Code, various park and fire district capital improvement plans, and adopted nexus studies, it is clear that variations exist in the way impact fees have been developed and administered. In general, annual required reviews of park impact fees are over due.

Both the County and the affected districts would benefit from a more consistent approach to impact fee development, required reviews, and accounting. The Chief Administrative Office and County Counsel hope to bring options to the Board toward this goal. In the near term however, the Auditor-Controller has requested clarification with regard to pending claims.
ISSUE
Cameron Park Community Services District (CSD) submitted two claims involving a Type III fire engine. The first claim for $318,798 for the truck proper has been paid. At issue is the second claim for $79,263.83 for the equipment to outfit the truck. The CSD has purchased the equipment out of its general fund and is seeking reimbursement from its development impact fees. It is not clear that all of the purchased equipment is fee-eligible.
ANALYSIS
The Mitigation Fee Act allows fees to be charged on new development to defra...

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