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File #: 15-0249    Version: 1 Name: FM - Master Fee and Charges Schedule
Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
File created: 3/5/2015 In control: City Council
On agenda: 3/24/2015 Final action: 3/24/2015
Title: Recommendation to receive supporting documentation into the record, conclude the public hearing and adopt resolution amending the Master Fee and Charges Schedule. (Citywide)
Sponsors: Financial Management
Indexes: Fee
Attachments: 1. 032415-H-3sr&att.pdf, 2. 032415-H-3 Revised Exhibit A.pdf, 3. RES-15-0031.pdf
TITLE
Recommendation to receive supporting documentation into the record, conclude the public hearing and adopt resolution amending the Master Fee and Charges Schedule. (Citywide)

DISCUSSION
City Council approval is requested for the List of Proposed Fee Adjustments for the Second Quarter of Fiscal Year 2015 (FY 15), which describes the proposed changes to the City’s Master Fee and Charges Schedule. City Council last approved an amended Master Fee and Charges Schedule for specified City services on September 2, 2014. The original basis for the schedule of fees and charges is the Fee Study, which was recommended by the Budget Oversight Committee and commissioned by the City Council on June 3, 2004 to complete a cost accounting of the most significant City services and their related user fees.

Since the fee study was originally completed, costs borne by the City in providing fee-related services have changed for a variety of factors. In order to meet the City Council’s Financial Policy on User Fees and Charges, which calls for full cost recovery whenever appropriate, a mechanism to allow broad-based changes to the City’s fees is, therefore, necessary. Bi-yearly fee adjustments are the process by which the broad-based changes to fees are presented to the City Council and the public for consideration.

The proposed fee changes currently being presented to the City Council represent the FY 15 Second Quarter Fee Adjustment, which will take effect immediately upon adoption. The next citywide fee adjustment process will occur during FY 16 Budget Adoption, and will take effect on October 1, 2015. City staff will continue to bring proposed fee adjustments to the City Council on an ongoing basis to keep fees up to date. Please see Attachment A for the latest List of Proposed Fee Adjustments.

Proposed changes to the Master Fee and Charges Schedule involve several factors as follows:

City Council Financial Policy on User Fees and Charges - Fees will be set at a ...

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