Review the City's master fee schedule
The Master Fee Schedule includes:
- annexation fees
- compliance service fees
- inspection fees
- license and permit fees
- penalty charges
- rental fees
- service fees
- special services fees
Fees that do not recover the full cost of providing the service result in a subsidy which shift funds away from the critical, high priority needs of job creation, public safety initiatives, utility services, and neighborhood programs. Before a fee increase is considered, the City must demonstrate that the services are being provided as efficiently and effectively as possible.
Proposition 26 Review and Compliance
In November 2010, California voters approved Proposition 26, which amended Article XIIIC of the state constitution, regarding the adoption of fees and taxes. Proposition 26 seeks to assure that taxes, which must be approved by the voters, are not disguised as fees, which can be approved by legislative bodies, such as city council. The proposed Master Fee Schedule (MFS) has been reviewed for compliance with Proposition 26, and in the City Attorney's opinion, the MFS is compliant.