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File #: 2021-946   
Type: Regular Agenda Item
Body: City Council
On agenda: 7/6/2021
Title: Public Hearing to Consider Adoption of Resolution Amending Master Fee Resolution No. 12191 to Add and Revise Fees. (Finance 2410) [Not heard on June 15, 2021]
Attachments: 1. Exhibit 1 - Fiscal Year 2021-22 Master Fee Schedule, 2. Resolution
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Public Hearing to Consider Adoption of Resolution Amending Master Fee Resolution No. 12191 to Add and Revise Fees. (Finance 2410) [Not heard on June 15, 2021]
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To: Honorable Mayor and Members of the City Council

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Annually, City of Alameda (City) staff reviews existing fees and charges as part of the budget development process. Any modifications to the Master Fee Schedule are recommended to reflect increases in the cost of living adjustments authorized by Resolution and the Alameda Municipal Code (AMC) with City Council's approval.

BACKGROUND

On January 22, 1992, the City Council adopted Resolution Number 12191, codifying all fees for services and linking the rate at which the City's fee schedule may be increased to the Consumer Price Index for the San Francisco Bay Area (CPI). Subsequently each year, via resolution, the fee structure is revised and updated to streamline fee collection.

On October 3, 2006, the City Council approved Resolution 14027, Amending Master Fee Resolution No. 12191 to Revise and Streamline the Planning & Building, Public Works, and Fire Department Fee Schedules to allow for 100% cost recovery.

DISCUSSION

The Bureau of Labor Statistics announced the CPI as 1.6% for Fiscal Year (FY) 2020-21. Based on Resolution 12191, the eligible fees in the Master Fee Schedule would be increased in accordance with the CPI. The Engineering News Record announced the Construction Cost Index for the San Francisco Bay Area as 2.5% for FY 2020-21. Based on the fee escalator provisions of AMC Sections 27-3.12, 27-4.12, and 27-1.10, Affordable Housing Unit Fees, Development Impact Fees (DIF), including the Alameda Point DIF, would be increased in accordance with the Construction Cost Index.

Due to COVID-19, there will be no CPI increases to the Master Fee Schedule for FY 2021-22. While there are no increases or substantive changes at this time, there are changes to the Master Fee Schedule that are outlined below:

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