2022 School Fee Justification Study

2022 School Fee Justification Study

Pursuant to Education Code 17620, school districts are authorized to levy fees on new residential and commercial/industrial construction to mitigate the impact of new development on school facilities. These fees are generally referred to as basic statutory fees or Level 1 fees. By statute, the developer fees are capped. The caps are adjusted every two years by the State Allocation Board to account for inflation. In February 2022, the developer fee cap for residential development increased by $0.71 to $4.79 per square foot. The cap for commercial/industrial construction was increased by $0.12 to $0.78 per square foot.

The following Developer Fee Justification Study has been conducted by the District’s consultant, Koppel & Gruber Public Finance, demonstrating the relationship between new residential and commercial/industrial construction and the District’s need for school facilities construction and reconstruction. This relationship is shown in compliance with the requirements for the collection of Level 1 fees.

 

Government Code 66016 requires the District to hold a public hearing regarding the imposition of developer fees as part of a regularly scheduled Board of Education meeting prior to adopting or increasing such fees. This public hearing will be held on August 18, 2022.  If the increase is approved, developer fees will increase on October 17, 2022.