What is the Park Facility Impact Fee Nexus Study?

The County collects two types of fees for parks and recreation (AB1600 fees & Quimby fees) on new development to mitigate its impact on the need for new park facilities - the more people, the more parks needed. The fees are then provided to five Recreation Benefit Zones across Western Nevada County. EPS is conducting a Nexus Study to update the fees that were last updated in 1997. EPS's objective is to identify what the maximum allowable fee that the County can charge; however, the Nevada County Board of Supervisors is responsible for establishing the fee amount and can choose any fee amount up to the maximum allowable fee determined by the Nexus Study.

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1. Who is Economic Plannning Systems, Inc. (EPS)?
2. What is the Park Facility Impact Fee Nexus Study?
3. What is the Western County Park District Consolidation/Reorganization Feasibility Study?
4. What is a Development Imapct Fee?
5. What does a Development Impact Fee fund?
6. What can't a Development Impact Fee fund?
7. Why is the County evaluating the feasibility of consolidating Park Districts?
8. Would all Western County Districts have to consolidate?
9. What happnes next afetr teh studies are completed?