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File #: 21-1563    Version: 1
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 9/24/2021 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 11/9/2021 Final action: 11/9/2021
Title: HEARING - The Board is asked to consider a request from the El Dorado Hills County Water District ("District") to adopt and authorize the Chair to sign Resolution 134-2021 revising development impact mitigation fees for the El Dorado Hills Fire Department. FUNDING: N/A
Attachments: 1. A - EDH Fire Fee Resolution 2021 CPI, 2. B - Counsel Approval, 3. C - District Request, 4. D - Cost Index, 5. Executed Resolution 134-2021
Related files: 20-0738, 17-1355, 18-0232, 20-1411
Title
HEARING - The Board is asked to consider a request from the El Dorado Hills County Water District ("District") to adopt and authorize the Chair to sign Resolution 134-2021 revising development impact mitigation fees for the El Dorado Hills Fire Department.

FUNDING: N/A
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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 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 current fees are based on a Fee Nexus Study and Report (Resolution 041-2018, Legistar File 18-0232) (“Report”) detailing the legal and policy basis justifying the development impact mitigation fee within the District.

The Report includes a recommendation for an annual inflationary adjustment based on the percentage change in the appropriate engineering cost index as published by the Engineering News-Record for the preceding twelve months. Resolution 041-2018 did not include a provision for automatic annual inflationary adjustments to the fee because any increase to the fee must be made by resolution of the Board of Supervisors at a notice public hearing, pursuant to the Mitigation Fee Act. The District's last inflationary adjustment was in 2020, by adoption of Resolution 174-2020, increasing fees by 5.409%, based on the change in the Construction Cost Index for San Francisco from July 2019 through June 2020, as published in the Engineering News-Record.

In September 2021, the District adopted Resolution No. 2021-13, adopting an increase to the fees of 4.270%, based on the change in the Construction Cost...

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