Department of Public Works is proposing to establish a Transportation
Services Fee in accordance with the City’s General Plan and to
satisfy General Plan Environmental Impact Report (EIR) Mitigation
Measure TRN-2b. The Department of Public Works has prepared a
Transportation Services Fee (TSF) Nexus Study, as required by
California Government Code §66000, that determines the impacts of
development on the City’s transportation infrastructure over the
next 20 years, the cost of mitigating those impacts, and the resulting
fee that the City can legally assess development projects.
proposed fee is $2,543 for each new motor vehicle trip generated
during a typical PM peak hour. Certain changes of use and priority
land uses from adopted City plans would pay reduced fees, and other
projects would be exempt from the fee. The City is also proposing to
phase in the fees over thirty months after adoption.
materials, including the fee nexus study, examples of fee impacts on
sample projects, comparison of fees with nearby cities, and a table of
proposed new fee rates are available at the City Clerk’s Office and
are posted at: http://www.ci.berkeley.ca.us/citycouncil/publichearings/2006/fees.
further information, please contact Matt Nichols, Principal Planner,