San Ramon Considers Major Fee Hikes
Based on a slew of new nexus studies, San Ramon is poised to consider imposing on residential development three new fees and increasing five existing fees. Factoring new and increased fees for transportation, affordable housing, childcare, parks and recreation, community center and libraries, the cost for a 2,000 sq. ft. single-family home would increase by $7,626 to $29,574 per house or 35 percent. Developments would also pay a new fee of 1 percent of building permit valuation for public art and city beautification. Click here to view a chart comparing existing and proposed fees. BIA|Bay Area East Bay Governmental Affairs Director Lisa Vorderbrueggen is reaching out to city officials and requesting stakeholder meetings to discuss the impacts of the potential fee hikes on the construction of much-needed new housing. Contact Vorderbrueggen at email@example.com or 925-348-1956 if you would like to participate in stakeholder meetings and be kept apprised of the process. The fee discussion is based on new and updated nexus studies presented in late June to the San Ramon City Council Finance Committee. The panel will further discuss the fees and provide direction to staff on Aug. 8, 2016. No date has been set for a full hearing before the City Council, where any fees that are adopted would go into effect 60 days after a vote. Click here to download and view the San Ramon Traffic Impact Fee Update. Click here to download and view the nexus analyses for the remaining fee areas including affordable housing, public art, parks and recreation, libraries and childcare.