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File #: 20-0174    Version: 1
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 1/28/2020 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 5/19/2020 Final action: 5/19/2020
Title: Treasurer-Tax Collector Department recommending the Board provide conceptual approval, pursuant to Board Policy A-3, to amend El Dorado County Ordinance Code Title 3 and Title 5 - Revenue and Finance (previous Resolution 036-200, Ordinances 4651, 4980, 5012 and 5027) to update the Treasurer-Tax Collector Schedule of Fees, update the El Dorado County Business License Fee Schedule (previous Resolutions 179-2003 and 108-2016) and to formally incorporate the Business License Fee Schedule within the El Dorado County Ordinance Code through the addition of Section 5.04.030. FUNDING: General Fund.
Attachments: 1. A - Section 54985, 2. B - Fee Study Report, 3. C - Proposed Ordinance, 4. D - Fee Study Presentation
Related files: 20-0772
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Treasurer-Tax Collector Department recommending the Board provide conceptual approval, pursuant to Board Policy A-3, to amend El Dorado County Ordinance Code Title 3 and Title 5 - Revenue and Finance (previous Resolution 036-200, Ordinances 4651, 4980, 5012 and 5027) to update the Treasurer-Tax Collector Schedule of Fees, update the El Dorado County Business License Fee Schedule (previous Resolutions 179-2003 and 108-2016) and to formally incorporate the Business License Fee Schedule within the El Dorado County Ordinance Code through the addition of Section 5.04.030.

FUNDING: General Fund.
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DISCUSSION / BACKGROUND
Chapter 3.28 of Title 3 of the El Dorado County Ordinance Code describes the services and products which the Treasurer-Tax Collector provides on a fee basis. California Government Code Chapter 12.5 County Fees, Section 54985, authorizes the Board of Supervisors to “recover the cost of providing any product or service . . .” (Attachment A). However, the Treasurer-Tax Collector Department has seen an increase in the cost to deliver the services since the adoption of the current fee schedules.

The Board provided direction to departments during the budget addenda process in 2015, to review and provide budget recommendations related to fee structures, with the goal of more closely aligning fees with the costs of providing services. In May 2018, the County released a Request for Proposals for a Multi-Department Fee Nexus Study. After a review of proposals submitted, the Treasurer-Tax Collector Department entered into a contract with ClearSource Financial Consulting to conduct a Fee Study (Attachment B). Costs considered in the study include personnel, supervision, overhead costs, equipment and other indirect costs.

The results of the Study are the fee adjustment recommendations contained in the draft Ordinance at Attachment C. Those fees that are not mandated by statute are recommended for adjustment to fully recover the County costs to p...

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