• Contra Costa Fire Seeks Impact Fee Hikes

  • Contra Costa Fire Protection District staff will seek a significant increase in its existing fire service impact fees for new homes and businesses in the unincorporated areas of its district, Antioch and Pittsburg. Last increased in 2006, the district proposes to hike the fee by $379, up from $591 per single-family unit to $970, or 64 percent. The multi-family rate is proposed to rise $175, up from $285 per unit to $460 or 61 percent. In a meeting with BIA representative Lisa Vorderbrueggen, Contra Costa Fire Protection District Fire Chief Lewis Broschard also announced plans to seek approval of an identical but new fee in each of the remaining cities within the district’s territory — Concord, Clayton, Martinez, Lafayette, Pleasant Hill, Walnut Creek and San Pablo. The chief attributes the fee increase to higher construction costs to replace three existing fire stations, build a new station and start work on an emergency responder complex on the site of the former Concord Naval Weapons Station. Broschard will take the proposed hike for the unincorporated portions of Contra Costa County to the Board of Supervisors on July 23, 2019. Click HERE to download BIA’s comment letter. Fire district staff will present the fee request to nine city councils in the coming months. For questions or comments, contact Vorderbrueggen at 925-348-1956 or lvorderbrueggen@biabayarea.org. Click HERE to download CCFPD’s nexus study, draft fee ordinance and AB1600 report.

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