• Santa Clara Parks Fees May Jump Up in 2018-19

  • City of Santa Clara Parks fees will rise significantly if the City Council adopts the proposed In Lieu Fee Schedule Resolution on Tuesday, April 24th. The City Council meets at 7:00pm, 1500 Warburton Avenue, Santa Clara, CA 95050. The proposed increase would be approximately 30% across the board on all unit types. This equates to about $9500 increase per unit on single family and $7500 per unit on multifamily. With the proposed increase single family fees would reach about $45,000 per unit, and multifamily fees would be about $35,000 per unit. The increase is due to a jump in the “improvements” line item in the fee structure and comes as a result of the City’s recent City of Santa Clara Facility Condition Assessment (2017 Kitchell Report). This report inflates the value of City’s park improvements assets from approx. $92,378,460 (2014) up to $405,683,013! This figure is then prorated as “cost per capita” across the population, subsequently triggering the improvements line item increases. To read the Resolution for more specifics click here. To read the Executive Summary of the Kitchell Report click here.

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