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File #: 19-0357   
Type: Report to Council Status: Public Hearing/General Business
Meeting Body: City Council
On agenda: 6/11/2019
Title: Annual Review of Proposed Fees and Charges for Fiscal Year 2019/20
Attachments: 1. Fee Schedule FY 2019-20 Updated 6-4-19

Annual Review of Proposed Fees and Charges for Fiscal Year 2019/20

The fees and charges of the City are reviewed and adjusted each year in accordance with Council Policy 7.1.1 Fiscal -Long Range Goals and Financial Policies. This annual evaluation ensures that all fees and charges of the City are aligned with the cost to provide fee-related services, except for those fees that are legally limited, market based, or subsidized per Council direction.

After a detailed staff review of fees, necessary adjustments have been made to the proposed Fee Schedule. Fees that are legally limited remain unchanged. Periodically, staff reviews various fees in detail and adjusts them for cost of service, usually once every three to five years. In the intervening periods, fees are adjusted by a general inflation factor. Those fees that did not receive a detailed cost of service review are proposed to be increased 3.5% based on City's labor salaries year-over-year change (Labor Rate Increase). Fees related to construction and materials prices are proposed to increase in accordance with the annual Construction Cost Index (CCI), which increased 3% for May 2019. Another benchmark used to assess the change in certain impact fees for commercial or residential real estate development is the Consumer Price Index for Urban Consumers for the San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward Area (CPI-U SF), which increased by 4% from the prior fiscal year.

The Recommended FY 2019/20 Fee Schedule (Attachment 1) details all proposed fees. Most fees become effective at the start of the new fiscal year, with exception of development processing and mitigation fees, which become effective 60 days after adoption pursuant to Government Code section 66017.

Each year, the City Council reviews recommended changes to the City's fees and charges. The June 11, 2019 public hearing is to allow public input and comment on proposed fees and charges. This hearing on the ...

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