The fees collected by the TIM Fee Program are used to fund transportation improvements needed to accommodate growth anticipated by the County’s General Plan. The TIM Fee Program requirements shall be applicable to all new development located within the Western Slope boundaries of the County.
Improvements funded by the TIM Fee Program include, but are not limited to, new roadways, roadway widenings, roadway intersection improvements and transit. A TIM Fee program is legally required to meet guidelines as established by Assembly Bill 1600 (California Government Code Sections 66000-66008).
A major revision of the TIM Fee Program was adopted on December 6, 2016, and went into effect on February 13, 2017. On December 12, 2017, the Board adopted the 2017 TIM Fee Schedule Update, including updates for cost adjustments in the TIM Fee Nexus Study. On June 26, 2018, the Board adopted the 2018 Minor Technical TIM Fee Program Update. On June 23, 2020 the Board adopted the annual update to the TIM Fee Schedule. The new rates go into effect on August 24, 2020. Current TIM Fee Rates and supporting documents are located
CURRENT TIM FEE DOCUMENTS:
A diagram of the process used in updating the CIP and TIM Fee Programs on an annual and five-year basis is included under Supporting Documents. For more information on the TIM Fee Program, click on the tabs below.
September 30, 2014, the Board approved and authorized the Chair to sign Agreement for Services No. 214-S1511 with KAI to begin the Major Five-Year CIP and TIM Fee Program updates as required by General Plan Policy TC-Xb and Implementation Measures TC-A and TC-B. For this major update, and as part of the KAI contract, a dedicated project website was developed.
February 10, 2015, the Board approved the following project components: 1) project purpose and goals; 2) baseline assumptions; 3) four TIM Fee Zone Geography options presented are appropriate for further analysis; 4) approach to public outreach; and 5) project schedule.
March 26 – 27, 2015, staff and the consultant team held five (5) focus group meetings. The focus groups consist of representatives of the following categories: residents, land developers, economic development, and public agency/safety. Initially, four groups were planned for each category, but a second Resident group was added, due to the high number of interested constituents.
April 8, 2015, the first public workshop was held at Pleasant Grove Middle School in Rescue from 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM. Supervisor Frentzen was in attendance at this meeting.
April 9, 2015, another public workshop was held at the El Dorado County Office of Education in Placerville from 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM. The information presented was identical to that presented the previous evening.
May 5, 2015, the Board received information relating to the traffic analysis methodology, preliminary existing and future deficiency analysis results, alternative funding, and a summary of the initial public outreach and focus groups. In addition, the Board took the following actions relating to the project: confirmed that the four (4) TIM Fee Zone Geography options presented are appropriate for further analysis; provided input on the land use categories; and directed staff to proceed with the 2035 General Plan Land Use Scenario for the purposes of creating a draft CIP list and preliminary TIM Fee structure.
September 22, 2015, the Board received and filed draft information relating to the Major CIP and TIM Fee Program Updates including: proposed 2035 TIM Fee project list and project component assumptions; draft TIM Fee structure; and proposed CEQA environmental document for the TIM Fee Program.
October 13, 2015, staff presented the Board with three alternatives to address concern that applicants would wait for the new projected lower TIM fee schedule to be adopted and implemented. The Board directed staff to proceed with Alternative 2: Implement a refund program for non-residential development applicants only that are subject to TIM fees. This option would be applicable for all building permits subject to TIM fees that are issued after December 15, 2015. Applicants would pay the current applicable TIM fee(s) at the time of building permit issuance, and payment of said TIM fees will be deemed as the applicant filling a claim for refund. Upon adoption and implementation of the new TIM fee schedule, the applicant would be entitled to a refund of the difference between the amount paid under the old (current) fee structure and the new fee structure (subject to certain requirements being met).
October 27, 2015, the Board approved Amendment II to Agreement for Services 214-S1511 with Kittelson and Associates, Inc. to allow the use of project contingency and direct expense funding by the project consultant’s sub-consultants, with the required written approval by the County’s Contract Administrator, to assist in the completion of tasks for the Major Five-Year CIP and TIM Fee Program updates. This Amendment does not change the term or total amount of the contract and is contingent upon approval by County Counsel and Risk Management.
December 7, 2015, the Board approved staff recommendations to: 1) Adopt Smoothed 8 Zone TIM Fee Geography - Zones 2 and 3 merged; 2) Approve TIM Fee Project List; 3) Remove right-of-way, sidewalk, and curb and gutter from TIM Fee Projects, and direct staff to process Frontage Improvements Ordinance; 4) Direct staff to apply 45% of future grant funding towards non-TIM Fee CIP projects and 55% towards the TIM Fee Program; 5) Allow applicants with secondary dwelling units to apply for relief via the TIM Fee Offset Program; 6) Adopt ROI - direct staff to proceed with General Plan Amendment; 7) Direct staff to require all TIM Fee Zones to pay their fair share payments of roadway improvements; 8) Receive and file Draft TIM Fee Ordinance and Resolution; 9) Receive and file TIM Fee Program Environmental Constraints Analysis; 10) Approve in concept the proposed CIP Project list; and 11) Receive and file Public Outreach Summary and Report.
December 15, 2015, the Board approved Amendment III to Agreement for Services 214-S1511 with Kittelson and Associates, Inc., amending the scope of work and increasing the maximum obligation by $85,965 for a new total not-to-exceed amount $602,960 to prepare a Programmatic Environmental Impact Report for the Major Five-Year CIP and TIM Fee Program updates, subject to review and approval by County Counsel and Risk Management.
February 23, 2016, the Board approved staff's recommendations as follows: Action Item #1: Percentage allocation of El Dorado County Transportation Commission State/Federal Grant Projection: Apportion 45% of forecasted future grant funding toward non-TIM Fee CIP projects and 55% toward the TIM Fee Program with the following allocation: 31% for external (pass-through trips), 9% toward affordable housing allocation and 15% toward the Non-Residential Offset; Action Item #3: Approve adjustment for Traffic Signal Operational and Safety Improvement line item to bring it in line with historical (2005-2015) spending, resulting in an additional $45,000,000 reduction to the draft TIM Fee Program: Approve adjustment for Traffic Signal Operational and Safety Improvement line item, resulting in an additional $45,000,000 reduction to draft TIM Fee Program; Action Item #4: Approve the inclusion of costs to acquire right-of-way for the Country Club Drive segment between Silva Valley Parkway and Tong Road in the TIM Fee Program: Approve inclusion of costs to acquire right-of-way for the Country Club Drive segment between El Dorado Hills Blvd. and Silva Valley Parkway in the TIM Fee Program: Action Item #5: Received and Filed the NOP for the Programmatic Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for the Major CIP and TIM Fee Program Update (Attachment 15B); Action Item #6: Received and Filed a brief summary of the land use allocation process (Attachment 15C); and Action Item #7: Received and Filed the Public Outreach Summary and Report (Attachment 15D).
April 19, 2016, the Board tentatively approved the following: 1) The updated TIM Fee Project List and TIM Fee Program Nexus Report; 2) The updated CIP Project List and timeline for construction and the Unfunded CIP Project list; 3) The proposed General Plan Amendment to the Transportation and Circulation Element; and received and filed: 4) Status report on the Programmatic EIR; 5) Updated Project Schedule; and 6) Responses to recent public comments.
May 19, 2016, the County released a Notice of Availability (NOA) for the Draft Programmatic Environmental Impact Report (DEIR) for the Western Slope Roadway CIP and TIM Fee Program. The Programmatic DEIR was prepared to determine the nature and the Program’s extent of the potential impacts on the environment. The DEIR was available for public and agency review for a 45-day review period ending on July 5, 2016.
June 28, 2016, the Board approved Amendment IV to Agreement for Services 214-S1511 with Kittelson and Associates, Inc., amending Article IX, Article XIX, and Contract Signer designations, and increasing the maximum obligation by $200,000 for a new total not-to-exceed amount $802,960 to amend the draft Major Five-Year CIP and TIM Fee Program updates as a result of Measure E, pending review and approval by Risk Management and County Counsel.
September 20, 2016, the Board took the following actions: 1) Tentatively approved the 2016 Capital Improvement Program Book; 2) Tentatively approved the updated draft Traffic Impact Mitigation Fee Nexus Study (Scenario 2); 3) Conceptually authorized, as required by Board Policy A-3, for the preparation of amendments to the appropriate County of El Dorado Ordinance Code Chapters and include the Frontage Improvements Ordinance and the Traffic Impact Mitigation Fee Ordinance; and 4) Received and filed responses to public comments.
October 27, 2016, the Planning Commission approved the Finding of Consistency of the Major CIP Update with the General Plan; Recommended approval to the Board of Supervisors on staff's recommended actions #1, #2, and #3; and Received and Filed the Draft Frontage Improvement Ordinance, the Draft TIM Fee Program Ordinance, and Draft TIM Fee Program Schedule Resolution. Recommended Actions: 1) Adopt Resolution XXX-2016 certifying the Environmental Impact Report (SCH No. 2016022018) for the proposed Western Slope Roadway Capital Improvement Program and Traffic Impact Mitigation Fee Program for El Dorado County (Attachment 22B), subject to the California Environmental Quality Act Findings (Attachment 21D) and Statement of Overriding Considerations (Attachment 21E); 2) Adopt the Mitigation Monitoring and Reporting Plan (Attachment 21G), in compliance with California Environmental Quality Act Guidelines Section 15097(a); 3) Adopt Resolution XXX-2016 amending the General Plan Transportation and Circulation Element (Attachment 22C);
December 6, 2016, the Board certified the Final Environmental Impact Report, and adopted the 2016 CIP Book, TIM Fee Program Nexus Study, and the Mitigation Monitoring and Reporting Program.
December 13, 2016, the Board approved Ordinance 5044, establishing regulations for Frontage Improvements on County Roadways, and Ordinance 5045, which provides for a General Plan Traffic Impact Mitigation Fee Program.
On January 24, 2017, the Board adopted Resolution 001-2017 - The County of El Dorado Traffic Impact Mitigation (TIM) Fee Administrative Manual. The TIM Fee Administrative Manual was created so that staff could consistently administer the TIM Fee Program for all Projects required to pay a TIM Fee. The TIM Fee Administrative Manual is consistent with the TIM Fee Ordinance, and both went into effect on February 13, 2017.
June 26, 2018 (item had been contined from June 5, 2018) the Board adopted Resolution 076-2018 certifying the Addendum to the Final Environmental Impact Report for Western Slope Roadway Capital Improvement Program and Traffic Impact Mitigation program for El Dorado County making Environmental Findings of Fact. Aditionally, the Board adopted Resolution 077-2018 adopting the updated TIM Fee Schedule. The new fees went into effect on
August 27, 2018.
April 22, 2019 the Board received and filed a presentation on the TIM Fee Schedule.
May 14, 2019 the Board adopted Resolution 072-2019 adopting the 2019 TIM Fee Schedule Annual Update. The new fees go into effect on
July 15, 2019.
On June 23, 2020, the Board adopted Resolution 095-2020 adopting the 2020 TIM Fee Schedule Annual Update. The new fees go into effect on August 24, 2020.
Agenda Items - Board of Supervisors/Planning Commission
Please note: These agenda items may not reflect the most current information and are subject to change. For the latest information on agenda items related to this project, refer to the County online agenda calendar:
1) Receive an El Dorado Countywide Housing and Employment Projections, 2018 - 2040 Memorandum pertaining to the 2020 Major Update of the Traffic Impact Mitigation Fee Program, the 2016 – 2020 five-year review of the General Plan and the 2021 - 2029 Housing Element Update; and
2) Provide Staff and their consultants with input and direction.
The Board of Supervisors approved the use of a 0.70% annual growth rate for residential growth and 0.67% annual growth rate for non-residential growth for the next twenty year period for the TIM Fee Major Update.
1) Make findings that it is more feasible and economical to engage an outside consultant to provide staff assistance in developing the Major Update to the Traffic Impact Mitigation (TIM) Fee Program and the Capital Improvement Program (CIP);
2) Authorize the Chair to sign Agreement 4324 with DKS Associates, Inc. for a three (3) year term in an amount not to exceed $300,000. The agreement will provide staff assistance in developing the Major Update to the TIM Fee Program and CIP as directed by the Board on September 17, 2019; and
3) Approve and authorize the Chair to sign a budget transfer adjusting the budget for Fiscal Year 2019-20 to allow for the transfer of TIM funds to Transportation Engineering to fund the consultant contract. (4/5 vote required).
The Board of Supervisors approved Agreement 4324 with DKS Associates in the amount of $300,000 to provide staff assistance in developing the Major Update to the TIM Fee Program and CIP, and approved the budget transfer.
1) Receive Technical Memorandum 1A: VMT (Vehicle Miles Traveled) Based EDU (Equivalent Dwelling Units) Rates and consider adopting the methodology into the TIM fee program (Attachment A); and
2) Receive Technical Memorandum 1B: Fee Rates by Size of Single-Family Unit and consider adopting the methodology into the TIM fee program (Attachment B); and
3) Receive Technical Memorandum 1C: Age-Restricted Fee Category and continue the use of the age-restricted categories in the TIM fee program (Attachment C); and
4) Receive and file the proposed schedule for the Major Update to the TIM Fee Program and the CIP (Attachment D).
The Board of Supervisors directed staff to: 1) Use Technical Memorandum 1A: VMT (Vehicle Miles Traveled) Based EDU (Equivalent Dwelling Units) Rates and adopt the methodology into the TIM fee program (Attachment A); and 2) Receive and file the proposed schedule for the Major Update to the TIM Fee Program and the CIP (Attachment D). 2) Use Technical Memorandum 1B: fee Rates by Size of Single-Family Unit and adopt the methodology into the TIM fee program (Attachment B). 3) Use Technical Memorandum 1c: Age-Restricted Fee Category and continue the use of the age-restricted categories in the TIM fee program (Attachment C)
1) Provide direction as to the selection and implementation of Alternatives 1, 2 or 3 for the Interim TIM Fee adjustment;
2) Provide direction as to the expedited 2020 Major TIM Fee update and level of public outreach; and
3) Provide direction as to the request for temporary additional administrative staff.
The Board of Supervisors directed staff to expedite the 2020 Major Tim Fee update and provide public outreach by holding workshops at the Board.
1) Receive and file a presentation on Department findings, provide direction on funding possibilities, and if necessary, revenue generating options; and
2) Direct Long Range Planning staff to immediately move forward with updating land use projections in order to facilitate the major update to the TIM Fee Program. The updated land projections will also be used for the five year review of the General Plan.
The Board of Supervisors directed staff to move forward with the major update to the TIM fee program
Community Development Agency, Long Range Planning, recommending the Board consider the following:
Community Development Agency, Long Range Planning Division recommending the Board receive additional information as a follow up to the presentation provided by the Measure Y Committee on August 26, 2013. The discussion provides information on the following topics:
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