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File #: 20-287    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 4/13/2020 Departments: PARKS
On agenda: 5/5/2020 Final action: 5/5/2020
Title: Adopt a resolution authorizing: A) The increase of berth rental fees at the Coyote Point Marina, effective July 1, 2020; and B) The Parks Director to adjust berth rental fees at the Coyote Point Marina every year thereafter, based on changes to the Bay Area Consumer Price Index, beginning July 1, 2021.
Attachments: 1. 20200505_att_Exhibit A Proposed Increase Berth Rental Fees CPM.pdf, 2. 20200505_r_MarinaFees.pdf
Special Notice / Hearing: None__
Vote Required: Majority

To: Honorable Board of Supervisors
From: Nicholas J. Calderon, Parks Director
Subject: Berth Rental Fee Increase at the Coyote Point Marina


RECOMMENDATION:
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Adopt a resolution authorizing:

A) The increase of berth rental fees at the Coyote Point Marina, effective July 1, 2020; and

B) The Parks Director to adjust berth rental fees at the Coyote Point Marina every year thereafter, based on changes to the Bay Area Consumer Price Index, beginning July 1, 2021.

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BACKGROUND:
The Coyote Point Marina ("Marina") is a public marina that is located within the Coyote Point Recreation Area and operated by the San Mateo County Parks Department ("Department"). The Marina operates as an enterprise fund, and as such, receives no direct or ongoing financial support from the County of San Mateo ("County"). As with private business enterprises, the Marina finances its operations, services, and payments on debt services through user charge fees. Fees collected from berth rentals constitute the Marina's primary source of revenue, totaling approximately 86 percent of its annual revenue.

The Department regularly reviews the Marina's fee schedule, finances, and operations to determine what, if any, financial or operational changes should be instituted to ensure the long-term financial sustainability of the enterprise fund. The Department most recently proposed, and the Board of Supervisors ("Board") approved, on October 17, 2017, increasing the Marina fees for the following categories of services: berth rental; dry storage; launch ramp; non-motorized user; keycard; and gate key.

DISCUSSION:
The Department recently retained CHM Government Services ("CHMGS") to prepare a cost recovery analysis ("Analysis") so the Department could better understand the Marina's financial performance. To inform the Analysis, CHMGS collected data from local marinas, collectively referred to as the "competitiv...

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