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File #: 22-0990    Version: 1
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 5/23/2022 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 6/28/2022 Final action: 6/28/2022
Title: Department of Transportation recommending the Board adopt and authorize the Chair to sign Resolution 100-2022 approving the revised Traffic Impact Fee Administrative Manual. FUNDING: Traffic Impact Fee Program.
Attachments: 1. A - Counsel Approval, 2. B - Proposed Resolution with Admin Manual, 3. C - TIF Program Admin Manual - Redline, 4. D - Executed Resolution 196-2020, 5. E - Executed Resolution 072-2022, 6. Executed Resolution 100-2022
Related files: 21-0749, 14-0245, 20-1585, 21-0775
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Department of Transportation recommending the Board adopt and authorize the Chair to sign Resolution 100-2022 approving the revised Traffic Impact Fee Administrative Manual.

FUNDING: Traffic Impact Fee Program.
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DISCUSSION / BACKGROUND
A Traffic Impact Fee (TIF) is a fee levied by a local government or public agency to ensure that new development projects pay for the costs of providing transportation infrastructure or services required for the new development. Since 1984, the County has adopted and updated various Traffic Impact Fee Programs to ensure that new development on the western slope pays the costs of constructing and improving County and State roads necessary to serve new development. The TIF is paid at the time of issuance of a building permit (e.g., for single-family homes or non-residential buildings). The TIF are calculated pursuant to Government Code 66000 et. seq. and the County’s General Plan policy. Generally, fees are based on the type of land use, quantity, location, impact on roads, and level of service.

TIF-funded projects are Capital Improvement Program (CIP) projects that are needed to accommodate new development projected over the next 20 years, which may include new roadways, roadway widenings, roadway intersection improvements, interchange improvements, transit, etc. Since these new projects are needed to accommodate new development, there is a nexus, pursuant to the Mitigation Fee Act, to charge new development a fee to pay for these new projects.

On December 8, 2020 (Item 39, Legistar 20-1585), the Board adopted Resolution 196-2020, which incorporates as Exhibit C the Traffic Impact Fee (TIF) Program Update Nexus & Funding Model (Attachment D). On May 17, 2022 (Item 28, Legistar 22-0276), the Board adopted the annual update to the TIF Program via Resolution 072-2022 (Attachment E).

An Administrative Manual was created so that staff could consistently administer the fee program for all projects required to ...

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