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  Consent-General Government   #   8.    
Board of Supervisors County Administrator  
Meeting Date: 01/12/2021  
Brief Title:    Revise County Facilities Authorization Fee Ordinance
From: Mindi Nunes, Assistant County Administrator, County Administrator's Office
Staff Contact: Mindi Nunes, Assistant County Administrator, County Administrator's Office, x8426

Subject
Waive second reading and adopt an ordinance amending Title 3, Chapter 14 of the Yolo County Code to update and streamline the County Code’s provisions regarding the County’s Facilities and Services Fees. (No general fund impact) (Nunes)
Recommended Action
Waive second reading and adopt an ordinance amending Title 3, Chapter 14 of the Yolo County Code to update and streamline the County Code’s provisions regarding the County’s Facilities and Services Fees.
Strategic Plan Goal(s)
In Support of All Goals
Reason for Recommended Action/Background
The County Facilities Authorization and Fee is included in Title 3, Chapter 14 of the Yolo County Code and authorizes fees for new development both in the incorporated and unincorporated areas.  These fees are designed to offset the increased need for County facilities related to the growth in population and thus the expansion of service demands.  These Development Impact Fees were first adopted by the Board in 1991 and the Ordinance was last revised in 2006.  Staff have reviewed the ordinance and recommend several changes as described below.
 
  • Omit references to the 1991 Development Impact Fee Study Report.  There have been several subsequent studies to the 1991 study as they are required to be updated every five years.  Rather than reference each new study, omitting this reference keeps the ordinance to the overall guidelines for the fee.  The 2020 Fee Study is underway.
  • Adds fee descriptions for Accessory Dwelling Units and Junior Accessory Dwelling Units.  Staff periodically receive waiver requests to lower the residential fee for these smaller units built on existing property.  Rather than require the waiver process, staff recommend adding a lower fee for these units as defined by the update to the ordinance.
  • Eliminates language that would require City fee waivers for affordable housing developments in a City to be equal or greater than the County's waiver. For a project in an incorporated city to receive a waiver of fees from the County  the project will still be required to have received fee waives from the city, that the project have rent/cost control, and that these controls be assured by a no less than 30-year deed restriction.
  • Adds additional facility descriptions not previously included.  
  • Updates the responsible department name from "Community Development Agency" to "Department of Community Services."

A redline showing proposed changes to the code is attached as Attachment B to this staff report.  The clean version is Attachment 1 of the Ordinance (Att. A to this staff report). Staff recommends adoption of the attached Ordinance amending and updating the County Facilities Authorization Fee.
Collaborations (including Board advisory groups and external partner agencies)
County Counsel, Community Services

Fiscal Information
No Fiscal Impact
Fiscal Impact of this Expenditure
Total cost of recommended action
Amount budgeted for expenditure
Additional expenditure authority needed $0
On-going commitment (annual cost)
Source of Funds for this Expenditure
General Fund $0
Attachments
Att. A. Ordinance No. 1533
Att. B. Redline of Ordinance

Form Review
Inbox Reviewed By Date
County Counsel Hope Welton 12/22/2020 08:57 AM
Elisa Sabatini Elisa Sabatini 01/05/2021 09:11 AM
Form Started By: Mindi Nunes Started On: 12/22/2020 08:07 AM
Final Approval Date: 01/05/2021
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