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File #: 400-2021    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Afternoon Administrative Report Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 10/20/2021 In control: CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF NAPA
On agenda: 12/7/2021 Final action: 12/7/2021
Title: Affordable and Workforce Housing Building Permit Fees
Attachments: 1. ATCH 1 - Resolution, 2. ATCH 2 - Historical Residential Permit Information, 3. ATCH 3 - Excerpt from R2021-105, EX "A,” pages 2 and 3
To: Honorable Mayor and Members of City Council

From: Steve Potter, City Manager

Prepared By: Liz Habkirk, Deputy City Manager

Affordable and Workforce Housing Building Permit Fees


Adopt a resolution updating City fees and charges related to residential building permit applications for affordable and workforce housing projects and new accessory dwelling units of 500 square feet or less.

City staff regularly reviews the costs of providing services to the community and recommends that fees and charges be established in amounts that are based on an equitable allocation of those costs to those who benefit from those services. The last update to the City's fees and charges was brought to Council on October 19, 2021, and included a comprehensive update and three-year fee schedule to reflect the City's current costs of providing services.
During the meeting in October, City Council members expressed a desire to continue to promote the development of affordable and workforce housing units, as well as to continue to encourage homeowners to build accessory dwelling units on residential parcels. Accordingly, Council directed City staff to return to a public meeting with an item by which fees will be decreased for affordable and workforce housing units, and staff recommends that Council adopt the resolution attached to this report to do so.
As used in this report, the phrase "affordable and workforce housing unit" means each residential unit that either: (1) has a household income of 120% or less of the area median income ("AMI"), or (2) is an accessory dwelling unit of 500 square feet or less. This use of the phrase "affordable and workforce housing" is consistent with the 2018 ballot measure by which voters throughout Napa County approved a 1% transient occupancy special tax to fund projects that facilitate housing for affordable and workforce households (see Napa Municipal Code Chapter...

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