Community Development Agency

Claudia Wade

Comments on Draft EIR for County’s CIP and TIM Fee Update due on July 5, 2016 Further Progress on CIP/TIM Fee Update on Hold Claudia Wade 530-621-5977 2016-06-22 Community Development Agency

Comments on the Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR) for El Dorado County’s Capital Improvement Program (CIP) and Traffic Impact Mitigation (TIM) Fee Update are due on July 5, 2016 as described in the Notice of Availability.  Further progress on the CIP and TIM Fee Update is on hold until questions raised by Measure E are resolved. 

The County initiated the CIP and TIM Fee Update in 2015 as required by the County’s General Plan and state law.  Draft information presented to the Board of Supervisors and the public indicated the Update would lead to significant cost savings and reduced TIM Fees.  The County was tentatively scheduled to adopt the updated CIP and TIM Fee programs in August 2016. 

According to the Unofficial Election Night Final Report prepared by the Elections Department for the June 7, 2016 election, Measure E received 51.81% affirmative votes.  The Elections Department is currently processing vote by mail ballots and provisional ballots and performing a manual tally of the ballots in accordance with its statutory duties. Upon completion of those activities, the Elections Official will prepare a certified statement of the results of the election for submission to the Board of Supervisors within thirty days of the election.  Assuming that the final tally indicates that Measure E received a majority vote, it would be considered adopted when the vote is declared by the Board of Supervisors and it will become effective ten days thereafter, in accordance with Elections Code section 9122. 

As previously noted in the report prepared by the County in 2014 pursuant to Elections Code 9111, which is available on the County’s webpage, there are numerous questions raised by Measure E that need to be resolved before resuming the CIP and TIM Fee Update.  County staff is engaged in that effort and has made it a top priority.  

At this time, there is no estimate as to when the CIP and TIM Fee Update will resume or if Measure E will require changes to the project or associated environmental analysis.  The current TIM Fee rates will remain in place until the CIP and TIM Fee Update is adopted.