Periodically the City conducts a comprehensive cost allocation plan (CAP) and user fee study, to identify the costs associated with providing each non-tax supported service, including the fully-burdened rate (i.e. direct labor costs and indirect costs) of each City position involved in delivery of those services.
The purpose of the cost allocation plan is to ensure that the City identifies all costs associated with activities, including overhead, to determine the true cost of providing various City services, as well as indirect costs attributable to enterprise and other chargeable funds.
A User Fee is a charge for service provided by a governmental agency to the public. Several laws such as Propositions 4, 13, 26 and 218 set parameters related to when user fees can be established and administered by local government.
In response to COVID-19, City user fees will not be updated until July 1, 2020.
CITYWIDE USER FEE SCHEDULES - ADOPTED FEBRUARY 18, 2020
- Fees Effective July 1, 2020 (Non-Community Development)
- Fees Effective July 1, 2020 (Community Development related)
- Fully Burdened Staff Rates for Billing
Historic User Fee & Cost Allocation Plan Data:
- 2016-17 to 2018-19 User Fee Schedule
- 2015 Cost of Service User Fee Study (PDF)
- 2015 Full Cost Allocation Plan (PDF)
- 2015 User Fees Table - effective 07/01/2015 (PDF)
- 2015 City User Fee Staff Report - 04/21/2015 (PDF)
- 2015 City User Fee Resolution #15-0014 (PDF)
- 2016 Cost Recovery Fee Update City Council Review Report
- 2016-2019 Cost Recovery Fee Time Estimates By Department
- 2010 User Fees Table - effective 01/01/2011 (PDF)
- 2010 User Fee Study Cost Detail (PDF)
- 2010 Cost Allocation Plan Volume 1 (PDF) and Volume 2 (PDF)