West Contra Costa Eyes Traffic Fee Hike
The West Contra Costa Transportation Advisory Committee (WCCTAC) will receive a final sub-regional transportation impact fee study in December that could lead to substantially higher housing production costs within its territory. The joint powers authority area includes El Cerrito, Hercules, Pinole, Richmond, San Pablo and portions of unincorporated Contra Costa County. The preliminary nexus findings prepared by Fehr & Peers revealed maximum justified fees of $7,230 per single-family unit and $3,562 per multi-family home. Last revised in 2005, the current sub-regional fees are $3,697 for single-family and $2,348 for multi-family housing. The consultant attributes the increase to an updated project list totalling $854 million in needed transportation improvements, of which growth is allocated fiscal responsibility for 19 percent or $161 million. WCCTAC’s board of directors is scheduled to review the report and adopt a new fee schedule on Dec. 14, 2018. Each city and the county will then need to adopt the new fees through local ordinances, which would go into effect in early 2019. The staff report will be available on WCCTAC's website on Dec. 7, 2018. Click here to view the previous staff report on the subject dated Sept. 28, 2018. For questions or comments, contact BIA|Bay Area’s Lisa Vorderbrueggen at email@example.com.