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PAGE 2 <br />MAYOR AND TOWN COUNCIL <br />SUBJECT: AMENDMENT OF TRAFFIC AND ROAD IMPACT FEE ORDINANCES <br />March 29, 2010 <br />application in connection with approval of a development project for the purpose of defraying all or a <br />portion of the cost of public facilities related to the development project." <br />When establishing such fees, the local agency must identify the purpose of the fee and the use to which <br />the fee is to be put. The local agency must also determine how there is a reasonable relationship between <br />the amount of the fee and the cost of the public facility or portion of the public facility attributable to the <br />development on which the fee is imposed. <br />Lastly, mitigation fee calculations cannot include the costs attributable to existing deficiencies in public <br />facilities, but may include costs associated with the increased demand for public facilities related to the <br />development project. <br />DISCUSSION: <br />Attached for Council consideration are two amended ordinances: a Traffic Impact Mitigation Fee <br />(Attachment 1) and fee for Mitigation of Road Impacts Caused by Construction Projects (Attachment 2). <br />The updated ordinances and fees are based on the results of a 2010 Traffic Impact and Construction <br />Activities Mitigation Fee Update Study conducted by the FCS Group. The proposed amendments and <br />rate schedule for each Ordinance aze discussed in detail below. <br />Traffic Impact Mitigation Fee Ordinance and Rate Structure <br />The amended Traffic Mitigation Fee Ordinance includes provisions to modernize and clarify the language <br />included in Article VII of Chapter 15 of the Town Code to help ensure compliance with California <br />Government Code 66000 et seq. The Town's existing Traffic Impact Mitigation Fees are based on the <br />number of Average Daily Trips (ADT) as determined or derived from the most recent edition of Triu <br />Generation, published by the Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE). The table below reflects the <br />Town's current rate structure. <br />Current Traffic Impact Mitigation Fee Rate Structure <br />Land Use Rate per ADT for Rate per ADT Exemptions <br />Category first ten (10) ADT above ten (10) <br />Residential $600 $600 Secondary dwelling unit with 600 or fewer <br /> square feet; and certain housing <br /> developments for very low, low and <br /> moderate income residents (on a case-by- <br /> casebasis). <br />Medical Office $600 $120 None. <br />All Other Uses $600 $60 None. <br />While the current Traffic Mitigation Impact Fees are based on ADT, the proposed fee is based on <br />weekday afternoon (PM) peak-how (PH) trip generation statistics provided in the Trin Generation for <br />each land use type and development size. Weekday PM PH trips are measured dwing the afternoon hours <br />between 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m., and are often considered the busiest part of the evening "rush." <br />Calculations for the trips also include adjustments for pass-by-trips. Transportation engineers commonly <br />use weekday PM PH trips estimates to assess transportation system performance and determine capacity <br />needs because these trips are considered to be a better determinant of needs than ADTs. <br />