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File #: 20-120    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 1/30/2020 Departments: PUBLIC WORKS
On agenda: 3/10/2020 Final action: 3/10/2020
Title: Adopt a resolution: A) Accepting the summary report on countywide mitigation fees through December 31, 2019; and B) Authorizing an increase of 5.4 percent on building permits and subdivision applications for new residential, commercial, and industrial developments for calendar year 2020, computed on the base rates specified in Section 2.53.030 of the San Mateo County Ordinance, as adjusted in 2019.
Attachments: 1. 20200310_r_ Mitigation Fees, 2. 20200310_att_Mitigation Fee LTD_Exhibit A, 3. 20200310_att_ Mitigation Fee Roads_Exhibit B
Special Notice / Hearing: None__
Vote Required: Majority

To: Honorable Board of Supervisors
From: James C Porter, Director of Public Works
Subject: Countywide Mitigation Fees for County Public Road Reconstruction and Adjustment of Fees for Calendar Year 2020

RECOMMENDATION:
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Adopt a resolution:

A) Accepting the summary report on countywide mitigation fees through December 31, 2019; and

B) Authorizing an increase of 5.4 percent on building permits and subdivision applications for new residential, commercial, and industrial developments for calendar year 2020, computed on the base rates specified in Section 2.53.030 of the San Mateo County Ordinance, as adjusted in 2019.

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BACKGROUND:
Your Board instituted mitigation fees in 1991 as a means of having developers of property contribute funds to construct and reconstruct County roads and drainage facilities that are impacted by their development. The enabling legislation, California Government Code Sections 66484, et seq., requires that funds be used in the same areas (zones) where funds are collected. The Ordinance adopted by your Board in 1990 (No. 3277), which established mitigation fees, also established the various zones in the County, and:

1. Requires that a report on the status of the mitigation fees by zone be prepared each year; and
2. Allows for adjustments in the mitigation fees based on the change in the Construction Cost Index as published by the Engineering News Record.

DISCUSSION:
The fees as established use the residential fee as the base. Commercial and industrial fees are calculated as multiples of the residential fee, based on the type of use of the property, with the exception of the Commercial - Self Storage fee, which was established in 1999. The Ordinance provides for adjusting the mitigation fee based on the percentage change in the Engineering News Record Construction Cost Index for the San Francisco area as of January 1st for the preceding 12 months. As of Janu...

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