BCDC Proposes To Double Permit Fees
Applicants will pay a substantially higher percentage of the estimated regulatory costs under a proposal set to go before the San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission (BCDC) on April 18, 2019. If adopted, application costs would double as the agency moves to bump the percentage of the agency’s regulatory program covered by fees from 20 percent to 40 percent. For example, an administrative permit for a development with total project costs of $100,001 to $300 million would increase from $80,000 or 6 percent of total project cost (whichever is greater) to $160,000 or 12 percent (whichever is greater.) A major permit application for a development with a total project cost of $600,001 to $10 million would increase from a straight 20 percent to 40 percent of the total project cost. Permit application fees would be recalculated every five years. Click here to access the fee proposal language, the full fee schedule and associated documents. The BCDC hearing begins at 1 p.m. at the Bay Area Metro Center, 375 Beale St. in San Francisco. Public comments may be submitted until 5 p.m. on April 19, 2019, to Marc Zeppetello, Chief Counsel, San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission, 455 Golden Gate Avenue, Suite 10600, San Francisco, California 94102 or firstname.lastname@example.org.