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File #: 18-0582    Version: 1
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 4/4/2018 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 4/24/2018 Final action: 4/24/2018
Title: HEARING - The Board is asked to consider a request from the Rescue Fire Protection District ("District") to adopt and authorize the Chair to sign Resolution 063-2018 revising development impact mitigation fees for the District. (Est. Time: 15 Min.)
Attachments: 1. A - Resolution and Nexus Study, 2. B - Counsel Approval, 3. Executed Resolution 063-2018
Related files: 20-1002
Title
HEARING - The Board is asked to consider a request from the Rescue Fire Protection District ("District") to adopt and authorize the Chair to sign Resolution 063-2018 revising development impact mitigation fees for the District. (Est. Time: 15 Min.)
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DISCUSSION / BACKGROUND
The California Mitigation Fee Act (Cal. Gov. Code ยงยง 66000-66025) provides for the establishment of fees on new development for the purpose of mitigating the effects of development on existing public facilities. Special districts do not have statutory authority to impose these fees. As a result, the Board of Supervisors has passed an ordinance providing for the establishment of such fees on behalf of special districts. The ordinance was codified as Chapter 13.20. Development impact mitigation fees were first collected on the District's behalf in 1991. The District's fee was last updated in 2007.

The District has contracted with SCI Consulting Group to review the fee and provide a nexus study report using the "existing facility standard methodology." This method uses the District's ratio of existing fire protection facilities, apparatus, and equipment to existing development in order to determine new development's share of the cost to expand the District's system as growth occurs. Population data is derived from the 2010 census. Estimated total housing units and nonresidential building area are based on 2017 County Assessor data. The value of existing fire protection facilities, apparatus, and equipment is based on the replacement value for like items. The nexus study has been reviewed by County staff and appears to meet all the requirements of the California Mitigation Fee Act.

The current fee, established by Resolution 290-2007 (Legistar file #07-1775) is $1.01 per square foot of residential commercial, industrial, and institutional new construction for dwellings or additions greater than 500 square feet. The proposed fees are as follows:

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