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File #: 19-0724    Version: 1
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 4/25/2019 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 5/14/2019 Final action: 5/14/2019
Title: HEARING - The Board is asked to consider a request from the Mosquito Fire Protection District ("District") to adopt and authorize the Chair to sign Resolution 074-2018 revising development impact mitigation fees for the District. (Est. Time: 5 Min.)
Attachments: 1. A - Resolution and Nexus Study Report, 2. A - Revised Resolution and Nexus Study Report, 3. B - Counsel Approval, 4. Executed Resolution 074-2019
Related files: 20-1278
Title
HEARING - The Board is asked to consider a request from the Mosquito Fire Protection District ("District") to adopt and authorize the Chair to sign Resolution 074-2018 revising development impact mitigation fees for the District. (Est. Time: 5 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 1987. 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.

The current fee, established by Resolution 291-2007 (Legistar file #07-1774) is $0.79 per square foot of commercial, industrial, and institutional new construction. The proposed fees are as follows:

Residential Development Per Living Area Sq. Ft.
Single Family Housing $2.19
Multi-Family Housing $2.90
Mobile Home $2.57

Nonresidential Development Per Building Sq. Ft.
Retail/Commercial $3.25
Office $4.02
Industrial $3.02
Agriculture $1.37
Warehouse/Distribution $2.14

The increase in the fee is due to changes in the fee methodology. The previous methodology was based on a capital improvement plan ...

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