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City of Sacramento Park Impact Fee Nexus Study Update, 2015-2017

Decision Point: Sacramento was contemplating an update to the park impact fee that would be structurally different than the existing fee. Specifically, the City was interested in providing a different level of neighborhood and community, serving parks for the Central City versus areas outside the Central City. Also, the City was interested in expanding the fee to include citywide parks and amenities.

Assignment: Building upon previous work for the Parks Department, New Economics was retained to analyze the fee rate under the existing structure compared to different scenarios under a new fee structure.

Outcome: The Administrative Draft Fee Study, reflecting a new fee structure, is under review by City staff. The final Nexus Study Update is expected to go before City Council in May of 2015.


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