Master Fee Schedule
The Master Fee Schedule Resolution reports fees for services that are provided to our citizens. 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 was considered the Department responsible for the service demonstrated that the services are being provided as efficiently and effectively as possible. There are a minimal number of fees that were considered for an increase in this year’s amendment. For these fees, each respective department demonstrated that services are provided in a best practices manner, and that all reasonable opportunities for savings have been exhausted. As a result of this critical analysis, only fees for new programs or services have been added. Additionally, other fees have been lowered, deleted, or to clarify actual fees charged for services.
Proposition 26 Review and Compliance:
In November 2010, California voters approved Proposition 26, which amended Article’s XIIIA and 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 a 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.
* To view previous Master Fee Schedules, scroll to the bottom of the page.
The Master Fee Schedule includes:
- Annexation fees
- Compliance services fees
- Inspection fees
- License and permit fees
- Penalty charges
- Rental fees
- Service fees
- Special services fees