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File #: 2018-6144 (20 minutes)   
Type: Regular Agenda Item
Body: City Council
On agenda: 12/4/2018
Title: Public Hearing to Consider Adoption of a Resolution Amending Master Fee Resolution No. 12191 to Add New and Revise Existing Recreation and Park Fees. (Recreation and Parks 280)
Attachments: 1. Exhibit 1 - Fee Schedule, 2. Exhibit 2 - Fee Comparison, 3. Presentation, 4. Resolution
Title

Public Hearing to Consider Adoption of a Resolution Amending Master Fee Resolution No. 12191 to Add New and Revise Existing Recreation and Park Fees. (Recreation and Parks 280)

Body

To: Honorable Mayor and Members of the City Council

From: David L. Rudat, Interim City Manager

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

The Recreation and Parks Department annually updates its fees for implementation on January 1. This 2019 fee schedule was reviewed and recommended by the Recreation and Parks Commission on October 25, 2018. Fee increases are proposed for youth and teen programs, athletic field use for youth leagues, bocce ball courts, commercial live film shoots, and small picnic areas. New fees recommended for implementation include non-profit events at the public boat ramps, a school picnic cleanup and scheduling fee, and a fee for privately run classes in parks. Also added this year is a 10% facility rental discount for active military personnel.

BACKGROUND

On January 22, 1992, the City Council adopted Resolution Number 12191, codifying all fees for services into a City-wide fee schedule (Schedule). This Schedule is updated each year, via resolution, to reflect changes in the cost of providing services, and the Consumer Price Index for the San Francisco Bay Area, and to reflect new fees.
The overarching goal of the Recreation and Park User Fee Schedule is to provide effective cost recovery with a balanced model of community benefit. The Recreation and Park Department continues to seek and secure additional program and facility funding through partnerships, grants, donations and fundraising events

The Recreation and Park User Fees (Exhibit 1) are reviewed annually by the Recreation and Park Commission with its recommendation brought forward to the City Council. The Alameda Recreation and Park Department (ARPD) reviewed the current fees and made recommended adjustments based on its budget in combination with cost comparisons with other local jurisdictions including...

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