File #: 18-0792    Version: 1
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 5/8/2018 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 5/22/2018 Final action: 5/22/2018
Title: HEARING - The Board is asked to consider a request from the El Dorado Hills Community Services District ("District") to adopt and authorize the Chair to sign Resolution 101-2018 revising parks and recreation development impact mitigation fees for the District. (Est. Time: 30 Min.)
Attachments: 1. A - Resolution, 2. B - Counsel Approval, 3. C - Letter from Serrano, 4. D - Letter from North State Building Industry Assn., 5. E - CSD Response to BIA and Serrano Letters, 6. F - Additional Nexus Information from District, 7. G - CAO Recommendation, 8. H - North State BIA Updated Letter, 9. EDHCSD Presentation (For information purposes only), 10. Public Comment Rcvd 5-22-18 BOS 5-22-18, 11. Public Comment Rcvd 5-21-18 BOS 5-22-18, 12. Public Comment Rcvd 5-18-18, 13. Email and Attachment from El Dorado Hills CSD
Related files: 18-1034


HEARING - The Board is asked to consider a request from the El Dorado Hills Community Services District ("District") to adopt and authorize the Chair to sign Resolution 101-2018 revising parks and recreation development impact mitigation fees for the District.  (Est. Time: 30 Min.)



The California Mitigation Fee Act (Cal. Gov. Code §§ 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 1998. The District's fee was last updated in 2007. 


The District has contracted with David Taussig and Associates to review the fee and provide a nexus study report using the "Standards-Based Approach."  This method uses a facility "standard" established for future development, against which facilities costs are determined based on "units of demand" or a "level of service" from a development.  This approach established a generic unit cost for capacity, which is then applied to each land use type per unit of demand.  This standard is not based on the cost of a specific existing or future facility, but rather on the cost of providing the current level of service for the District, which is 5.33 acres of park and recreational facilities per 1,000 residents.  The nexus study has been reviewed by County staff and appears to meet all the requirements of the California Mitigation Fee Act. 


The current fees were established by Resolution 177-2007 (Legistar file #07-1203). The current and proposed fees are as follows:



                                                                                                                                                   Current                                                                                    Proposed

                     Residential Development                                                               Per Unit                                                                                    Per Unit

                                          Single Family Unit                                                               $9,806                                                                                    $11,718

                                          Single Family - Serrano                                          $2,452                                                                                    $11,718

                                          Age-Restricted                                                               $5,736                                                                                    $6,848

                                          Multi Family                                                                                    $8,103                                                                                    $7,734

                                          Multi Family - Serrano                                           $2,025                                                                                    $7,734

                                          Mobile Home                                                                                    $7,184                                                                                    $11,718




The number of fee categories has been reduced.  Previously, housing in Serrano was assessed a reduced fee and mobile homes were distinguished from other single family residential units.  The current nexus study found no basis for charging reduced fees on these types of units.  All single family units, including those located in Serrano developments and mobile homes, will be charged the same fee.  All multi-family residential, including units within Serran developments will be charged the same fee.  The District Board approved the nexus study and adopted the recommended fees on February 10, 2016, at a noticed public hearing.


Notice of today's public hearing was published in the Mountain Democrat on May 11, 2018 and May 18, 2018.  The nexus study and staff report were made available for public review on May 11, 2018.


If approved by the Board, the proposed fees will become effective 60 days following the Board's adoption of the resolution.  The County Building and Planning Department currently calculates and collects the fee, and will continue to do so as provided in the collection and indemnity agreement approved by the Board of Supervisors on December 19, 2017 (Legistar File 17-1355).  That agreement provides for the County to retain up to 1% of fee revenue to offset the actual and necessary costs of administering the fee program. The CAO is working with all affected departments to determine an appropriate methodology for recovering costs associated with impact fee program administration. 


For informational purposes, attachments to this item include letters the Board of Supervisors received from Serrano Associates (Attachment C) and the North State Building Industry Assocation (Attachment D) and the District's response (Attachment E). In addition, a letter from the District to the Chief Administrative Office is attached, providing some additional clarification of some items in the nexus study (Attachment F). 



The Board could choose to not adopt this resolution, and the existing fees would continue in effect.



El Dorado Hills Community Services District; County Counsel



See attached memo (Attachment G).



There is no direct fiscal impact to the County related to adoption of the fee other than the cost to publish the notice of the required public hearing.  The calculation, collection, and disbursement of fee revenue require some County staff time, the cost of which may be recovered through an administrative fee.  









Don Ashton, Chief Administrative Officer

Sue Hennike, Principal Analyst