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File #: 21-0958    Version: 1
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 6/3/2021 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 6/29/2021 Final action: 6/29/2021
Title: HEARING - The Board is asked to consider a request from the El Dorado County Fire Protection District ("District") to adopt and authorize the Chair to sign Resolution 062-2021 revising fire development impact mitigation fees for the District.
Attachments: 1. A - County Fire Fee Resolution, 2. B - Counsel Approval, 3. C - El Dorado County FPD Request and Report, 4. Executed Resolution 062-2021
Related files: 16-1195
Title
HEARING - The Board is asked to consider a request from the El Dorado County Fire Protection District ("District") to adopt and authorize the Chair to sign Resolution 062-2021 revising fire development impact mitigation fees for the District.
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DISCUSSION / BACKGROUND
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, by the Board of Supervisors, at the request of and 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 1985. The District's fee was last updated in 2016.

The District contracted with DTA to provide a Fire Development Impact Fee Justification Study (“Report”) using the "Standards-Based Fee Methodology." With this method the standard is determined based on the existing persons served within the district and the replacement value for the District’s existing fire facilities. The calculation is based on the demand for fire facilities, using “equivalent dwelling unit” generated by each land class, which reflects the number of residents or employees served. This approach establishes a generic unit cost for capacity, which is then applied to each land use type per unit of demand.

To arrive at the fee, the existing fire facilities standard is calculated based on the replacement values of the District's existing fire facilities, including buildings such as fire stations, various types of vehicles and fire engines, apparatus, and equipment. The replacement value is then divided by the total number of equivalent dwelling units, and this factor is applied to each land use, allowing for future costs to...

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