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File #: 22-1143    Version:
Type: ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 11/23/2022 In control: City Council
Agenda date: 12/13/2022 Final action: 12/13/2022
Title: Approval of an Ordinance Updating Impact Fees
Attachments: 1. 12-13-22 Signed Ordinance 7350, 2. Ordinance
Approval of an Ordinance Updating Impact Fees

Recommended Action
Committee Recommendation:
Not referred to a committee.

City Manager Recommendation:
Move to approve an Ordinance amending Olympia Municipal Code Chapters 15.04 and 15.16 relating to impact fees.

Whether to approve an Ordinance updating transportation, park and school impact fees.

Staff Contact:
Tim Smith, Deputy Director, Community Planning & Development, 360.570.3915

None - Consent Calendar Item.

Background and Analysis:
Background and Analysis did not change from first to second reading.

Certain types of new development in the City are charged impact fees in accordance with RCW 82.02 and Chapter 15.04 of the Olympia Municipal Code. Impact fees are intended to ensure that new growth pays a proportionate share of the cost of new facilities needed to serve the new development. The City currently assesses impact fees for City parks and transportation facilities and collects impact fees for school facilities at the request of the Olympia School District. The City will start assessing impact fees for North Thurston Public Schools starting in 2023, as authorized in an ordinance approved by the City Council in October 2022.

Transportation Impact Fees:
Olympia has used transportation impact fees since the 1990s to help fund infrastructure improvements. The City's first Transportation Master Plan was adopted by the City Council in February 2021 and included changes to the City's Transportation Concurrency and Impact Fee Programs. Transportation impact fees are now multi-modal, adding capacity to our street system by making bike, pedestrian, and transit improvements, in addition to improvements for vehicles.

The current transportation impact fee is $2,679 per new "person" trip. Staff proposes a 10% increase in the impact fee to keep up with inflation and increased costs of construction materials and labor. The cost per new "person" trip is proposed to be $2,9...

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