By Robert Haugh
In a study session, the Council reviewed User Fees for Cost of Services. This was a major study done by Matrix Consulting Group that examines cost recovery in City departments.
Here’s a chart that shows what they learned:
About $12.4 million of the subsidy is in Recreation. Water has a subsidy of $3.7 million. Fire is at $1.5 million and Planning has a $1.8 million subsidy.
In the summer, the Council deleted 56 fees and adopted 28 new fees for the Phase I Municipal Fee review. A detailed list of deleted and new fees for Phase II will be on the November 19, 2019 report to Council.
The Council approved a Multimodal Improvement Plan for the Related Santa Clara project in the Northside. The total is approximately $23 million. The Related Company will fund anywhere from $17-20 million for intersection improvements, transit services, bike and pedestrian paths, and transit services. Wow.
The Council approved an agreement with ZAEN Partners, LLC to build 30 very low-income units at 2310 Calle Del Mundo.
All votes were unanimous, 6-0. Councilwoman Debi Davis was absent.