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City Council Meeting 06-14-11                                            Santa Monica, California

RESOLUTION NUMBER (CCS)

(City Council Series)

A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF SANTA MONICA
AUTOMATICALLY ADJUSTING THE AFFORDABLE HOUSING UNIT BASE FEE FOR NEW MARKET-RATE MULTIFAMILY DEVELOPMENT PURSUANT TO SANTA MONICA MUNICIPAL CODE SECTION 9.56.070(b) BASED ON CHANGES IN CONSTRUCTION COSTS AND LAND COSTS

WHEREAS, on November 8, 2005, the City Council amended Santa Monica Municipal Code Section 9.56.070 to provide that commencing on July 1, 2006, the Affordable Housing Unit Base Fee shall be automatically adjusted annually by City Council resolution based on changes in construction costs and land costs; and

WHEREAS, in order to implement the Council’s decision, staff formulated a specific method of measuring changes in construction costs and land costs; and

WHEREAS, this proposed methodology was detailed in an April 24, 2006 letter prepared by Paul S. Silvern of HR&A Advisors, Inc. (“HR&A”) on behalf of the City and approved by the Council on June 13, 2006; and

WHEREAS, pursuant to this methodology, on June 27, 2006, the City Council adopted Resolution No. 10149 (CCS) which established an affordable housing unit base fee for condominiums of $28.15 per square foot and an affordable housing unit base fee for apartments of $24.10 per square foot; and

WHEREAS, pursuant to this methodology, on July 24, 2007, the City Council adopted Resolution No. 10229 (CCS) which incrementally adjusted these base fees by $1.41 per square foot for new market rate condominiums and $1.21 per square foot for new market rate apartments; and

WHEREAS, pursuant to this methodology, on July 23, 2008, the City Council adopted Resolution No. 10329 (CCS) which incrementally adjusted these base fees by $1.33 per square foot for new market rate condominiums and $1.14 per square foot for new market rate apartments; and

WHEREAS, pursuant to this methodology, on September 8, 2009, the City Council adopted Resolution No. 10422 (CCS) which incrementally adjusted these base fees by $0.69 per square foot for new market rate apartments and $0.80 per square foot for new market rate condominiums; and   

WHEREAS, pursuant to this methodology, on September 28, 2010, the City Council adopted Resolution No. 10529 (CCS) which incrementally decreased these base fees by $0.35 per square foot for new market rate apartments and $0.41 per square foot for new market rate condominiums; and

WHEREAS, Resolution No. 10149 (CCS), Resolution No. 10229 (CCS), Resolution No. 10329 (CCS), Resolution No. 10422 (CCS), and Resolution No. 10529 (CCS) thereby established an affordable housing unit base fee for condominiums of $31.28 per square foot and an affordable housing unit base fee for apartments of $26.79; and 

WHEREAS, in accordance with Santa Monica Municipal Code Section 9.56.070 and the City Council’s approved methodology, HR&A has calculated the required incremental adjustment to these base fees based on the changes to construction costs and land costs that have occurred since the adjustment undertaken last year; and

WHEREAS, on June 1, 2011, the City published a notice that at the June 14, 2011 City Council meeting, the City Council would consider a proposed resolution to incrementally adjust the affordable housing fee that private developers pay to the City for the production of affordable housing based on this methodology and that the HR&A analysis was available for review in the City Clerks Office; and

WHEREAS, the City republished this notice on June 8, 2011; and

WHEREAS, a copy of HR&A’s analysis has been available in the City Clerk’s Office for public review since June 1, 2011; and

WHEREAS, based on this analysis, a increase in the amount of $0.56 per square foot of the current Affordable Housing Unit Base Fee of $26.79 for apartments and a increase in the amount of $0.66 per square foot of the current Affordable Housing Unit Base Fee of $31.28 condominiums would be appropriate,  

NOW, THEREFORE, THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF SANTA MONICA DOES RESOLVE AS FOLLOWS:

SECTION 1.  The current Affordable Housing Unit Base Fee for new market rate condominiums of $31.28 per square foot established by Resolution No. 10149 (CCS), Resolution No. 10229 (CCS), Resolution No. 10329 (CCS), Resolution No. 10422 (CCS), and Resolution No. 10529 (CCS) shall be increased by $0.66 per square foot of floor area.

SECTION 2.  The current Affordable Housing Unit Base Fee for new market rate apartment of $27.14 per square foot established by Resolution No. 10149 (CCS), Resolution No. 10229 (CCS), Resolution No. 10329 (CCS), Resolution No. 10422 (CCS), and Resolution No. 10529 (CCS) shall be increased by $0.56 per square foot of floor area.

SECTION 3.  The City Clerk shall certify to the adoption of this Resolution, and thenceforth and thereafter the same shall be in full force and effect on August 15, 2011. 

SECTION 4.  Resolution No. 10149 (CCS), Resolution No. 10229 (CCS), Resolution No. 10329 (CCS), Resolution No. 10422 (CCS), and Resolution No. 10529 (CCS) shall remain in full force and effect.  This resolution does not supersede or alter Resolution No. 10149 (CCS), Resolution No. 10229 (CCS), Resolution No. 10329 (CCS), Resolution No. 10422 (CCS), and Resolution No. 10529 (CCS) in any respects.

APPROVED AS TO FORM:

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MARSHA JONES MOUTRIE

City Attorney