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, and assign 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 under which the user fees can be established and administered by local government. User fees charged by local agencies may not exceed the estimated reasonable cost of providing the service for which the fee is charged.
- 2016-17 to 2018-19 User Fee Schedule - effective 7/1/2016
Historic User Fee & Cost Allocation Plan Data:
- 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)