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File #: 18-226    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Public Hearing/General Business Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 3/5/2018 In control: Council and Authorities Concurrent Meeting
On agenda: 4/24/2018 Final action:
Title: Adoption of the Fiscal Year 2018-19 Municipal Fee Schedule and 2018-19 Park In Lieu Fee Schedule for New Residential Development
Indexes: CC
Attachments: 1. 2018-19 Proposed Municipal Fee Schedule, 2. Resolution Adopting the 2018-19 Municipal Fee Schedule, 3. Resolution Establishing the 2018-19 Parkland In Lieu Fee Schedule for New Residential Development, 4. POST MEETING MATERIAL
Adoption of the Fiscal Year 2018-19 Municipal Fee Schedule and 2018-19 Park In Lieu Fee Schedule for New Residential Development

The City of Santa Clara's Proposed 2018-19 Municipal Fee Schedule (Fee Schedule) is a compilation of fees for City services provided to members of the public. These fees cover the costs for specific City services, except those mandated by or set by another Council action or document (e.g., [0]Electric Rate Schedule, Water & Sewer Utilities Rate Schedule, and Santa Clara Recreation Activity Guide).

Proposition 218 and California Government Code Section 66014 enable local agencies to set fees at rates that obtain fair and reasonable recovery of costs incurred in providing these services, thereby minimizing or eliminating the use of limited general tax revenues to fund these services. To the extent that a fee has been set based upon a presumption of 100% cost recovery, the City cannot waive the fee unless it does so out of another permissible funding source such as the General Fund.

Historically, the Park In Lieu fee schedule for new residential development has been presented to the City Council as a separate standalone report and incorporated into the Municipal Fee Schedule each year. In order to continue to streamline City processes staff is including the Park In Lieu fee schedule into this report.

The City completed a "Public Facilities Impact Fee Study" ("Nexus Study") dated June 25, 2014, prepared by Willdan Financial Services, Inc. Since July 2014, Santa Clara City Code Chapter 17.35 Park and Recreational Land has required that new residential developments dedicate parkland for active recreational uses and/or pay a fee in-lieu of parkland dedication pursuant to the California Quimby Act and/or Mitigation Fee Act.

The Schmidt-Prescott Group, Inc., an independent real estate appraisal firm, was retained by the City to provide a fair market value of land opinion (as of December ...

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