City of Tulare User Fee Study 2020
The City of Tulare engaged Willdan Financial Services (Willdan) to determine the full costs incurred by the City to support the various activities for which the City charges user fees. Due to the complexity and the breadth of performing a comprehensive review of fees, Willdan employed a variety of fee methodologies to identify the full costs of individual fee and program activities. This report and the appendices herein identifies 100% full cost recovery for City services and the recommended level of recovery as determined through discussion with departmental staff.
The reality of the local government fee environment is that significant increases to achieve 100% cost recovery can often not be feasible, desirable, or appropriate depending on policy direction - particularly in a single year. The recommended fees identified herein are either at or less than full cost recovery.
The Public is encouraged to review the report contained in the below link and provide comment at the Public Hearing scheduled for Tuesday, April 7, 2020 at 7 p.m.