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File #: 19-638    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Mayor's Office
File created: 9/30/2019 In control: City Council
On agenda: 11/26/2019 Final action: 12/5/2019
Title: A Resolution Rescinding Resolution Number 68-12 and Establishing Building Permit Review Fees for the Development Review Enterprise. Presenter: Peter Wysocki, Director of Planning and Community Development Meggan Herington, Assistant Director of Planning
Indexes: Fees
Attachments: 1. RES_DRE Zoning Fee, 2. Exhibit 1 DRE Fees, 3. Exhibit 2_DRE Fee Collection Details 2017-2018, 4. Exhibit 3_DREFees_2019YTD, 5. Exhibit 4_DRE Balance Sheet as of September 2019, 6. Signed Resolution 136-19.pdf


Title
A Resolution Rescinding Resolution Number 68-12 and Establishing Building Permit Review Fees for the Development Review Enterprise.

Presenter:
Peter Wysocki, Director of Planning and Community Development
Meggan Herington, Assistant Director of Planning

Body
Summary:
The City Planning and Community Development Department, along with the Development Review Enterprise Customer Advisory Committee, is recommending reductions to the zoning review fees that are collected for review of construction drawings and building permits for new commercial and residential construction

Background:
The Development Review Enterprise (or DRE), as a way of introduction, is a 100% fee funded Division (Enterprise) of the City Planning and Community Development Department. The DRE was created in 2000 (Ordinance 00-201) to provide commercial and residential building plan review in order to ensure compliance with City land use regulations and management of financial and administrative review programs associated with building permits. Functionally, the DRE office comprises of two separate divisions: (1) Zoning and (2) Fire Construction Services. Although zoning staff reports to the Planning and Community Development Department, and the fire staff reports to the Fire Department, the DRE budget is administered by the Planning and Community Development Director.
The DRE Customer Advisory Committee was established (and incorporated into City Code, Chapter 7) to give customer feedback regarding service delivery and to advise on customer service, fee structure and fee collection, in compliance with City Code. Planning staff worked closely with this Committee, as well as the City Finance Department, to complete a full analysis of the current fee structure and rate of fee collection.

The recommended reductions and updated collection methodologies are detailed in Table 1. These reduction recommendations are based on several factors:

Revenues Collected: Current building pe...

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