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					       City of Orlando

FY 2010/2011 Budget Development
          Worksession
   Revenue Enhancement – User Fees
             July 12, 2010

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                     Agenda
• Definition and Purpose of User Fees
• Select User Fees for FY 2010/2011
  – Planning and Transportation Development
    Services Fees
  – Families, Parks and Recreation Fees
  – Fire False Alarm and Inspection Fees
  – Police Administrative Services, Vehicle-for-Hire
    and Towing Fees
• Next Steps

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        Revenues Typically Available
           to Local Government
•   Ad Valorem Taxes
•   Intergovernmental
•   Licenses
•   Franchise, Utility, and Communication Services
    Taxes
•   Restricted/Special Revenues
•   Fines and Forfeitures
•   Miscellaneous
•   Charges for Services (User Fees)
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         Definition of User Fee
• Charge for recovering the cost of providing a
  service
• Direct relationship between the COST of the
  benefit PROVIDED and the VALUE of the benefit
  RECEIVED
• Distinct cost to provide the service can be
  determined
• Person receiving the service is clearly
  identifiable
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        Definition of User Fee
• Fee is paid by those using service
• Fee can serve as a method to manage demand
  or expand service
• Diversifies revenue by expanding sources
  (versus total reliance on property taxes)
• May discount fee to provide access
  (e.g. Youth Sports)
• Some set to regulate an activity
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      Selected Fees Considered for
             FY 2010/2011
• Identified by Departments

• Market Comparison or Cost Study Performed

• Objective: Keep the fee current with cost

• Is it equitable for General Fund (city-wide tax
  payers) to subsidize?

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        Selected Fees Considered for
               FY 2010/2011
•   Planning and Transportation Development Services
•   Families, Parks and Recreation
•   Fire False Alarm and Inspections
•   Police
     – Administrative
     – Vehicle-for-Hire
     – Towing



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Planning and Transportation Planning Fees

                                                Orlando        Orlando
                Action Taken                   Current Fee   Proposed Fee
Abandon ROW                                         $ 2,000         $ 2,500
CUP                                                    1,000          1,500
LDC - Planning/Zoning Official Determination               -             50
for Homesteads, Single Family/Duplex, Non-
Profit Organizations


Appeal, Quasi-Judicial                                  250            500
Reschedule Hearing                                      200            250
DRI                                                  10,500         12,500
GMP <0.5 acres                                        1,000          1,500
Request to Create or Expand a Regional
Activity Center                                           -           6,300

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 Planning and Transportation Planning Fees
                                                   Orlando         Orlando
                 Action Taken                     Current Fee    Proposed Fee
MPL - Master Plan or Amendment                             $ 900        $ 2,000
MSP - Master Sign Plan and Amendments                        275            500
SUB - Minor Plat                                             750          1,200
SUB - Major Plat                                           2,000          3,000
Temporary Use Permits and Amendments                           -            200
VAR - Variance (MF & Non-Res.)                         450+100         500+100
VAR - Variance (Owner Occupied SF)                          100            250
VAR - Modification of Standards (MF & Non-Res.)             450            500
VAR - Modification of Standards (Single-family)             100            250
PD Zoning                                                 2,500          4,000
PD Amendment                                              1,500          2,500
Rezoning 1+ acres                                         1,500          3,000
Historic Preservation Certificate of
Appropriateness                                               -             50

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Planning and Transportation Planning Fees
                                              Orlando            Orlando
                Action Taken                 Current Fee       Proposed Fee
Transportation Impact Study Review - GMP,
MP, Rezonings, CUP's                                   $0             $1000
Transportation Impact Study Review - DRI                   0           3000
Alternative Transportation/Proportionate
Fair Share Impact Fee Study                          500               1000
Maintenance of Traffic/ Street Closure Fee
Permit                                                     0            120
Anticipated change in Revenue:                 $161,820

•New Permitting Fee (Non-General Fund)
 Non-refundable deposit on commercial permit applications
(25% of estimated cost)
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Families, Parks and Recreation (FPR) Fees
 Proposed Rate Changes FY 2010/2011




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      FPR Proposed Rate Changes

• Fees have not been increased in
  approximately 8 years (most not adjusted in
  10 to 15 years)
• Market comparison conducted:
  – 11 surrounding local governments in the survey
  – 7 recreation leagues and YMCA
  – Rates remain lowest in area for most services after
    adjusted

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            FPR Proposed Rate Changes
                                    Current   Proposed
AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAMMING
Non Resident - monthly              $   40     $ 120
Resident - monthly                      20        40
Reduced Lunch - monthly                  5         7
Free Lunch - monthly (NO CHANGE )        -         -

SUMMER PROGRAMMING
Non Resident - weekly                   50        100
Resident - weekly                       40         60
Reduced Lunch - weekly                   5         10
Free Lunch - weekly (NO CHANGE)          -          -


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           FPR Proposed Rate Changes
                                            Current     Proposed
SPORTS LEAGUES
Adult Softball - Spring/Summer              $    337     $ 400
Adult Polar Bear Softball                        267       325
Adult Basketball                                 311       375
Youth Baseball, Tackle Football, Junior
Magic Basketball                                  20         30

MISCELLANEOUS ATHLETICS
Ball Field Preparation - per occurrence           35         50
Jerseys - each                                     5         10

FIELD RENTALS
Athletic Fields - Day/Evening hourly rate       15/20     25/40
Open Fields - Hourly rate                          25        50

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            FPR Proposed Rate Changes

                                     Current         Proposed

LAKE EOLA PARK RENTALS

Amphitheatre                     $       75         $      125

Promenade                                50                  75

Forum and Ting                           90                100
Other Green Space                        75                100
Audio Engineer, Stage Manager,
Stage Hand, Light Technician                   Charge according
(hourly rate)                        12 - 25     to actual costs



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          FPR Proposed Rate Changes

                                              Current   Proposed
CLEAN-UP DEPOSITS FOR LAKE EOLA PARK
SPECIAL EVENTS
Clean Up Deposit (Refundable) up to 100
attendees                                 $    1,000    $    250
Clean Up Deposit (Refundable) 101-500
attendees                                      1,000         500
Clean Up Deposit (Refundable) 500-2,500
attendees                                      1,000        1,000
Clean Up Deposit (Refundable) 2,500+
attendees                                      1,000        2,500


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           FPR Proposed Rate Changes
                                                       Current       Proposed
BILL FREDERICK PARK AT TURKEY LAKE
Nightly Cabin Rental                               $       35    $        45
Hourly Boat charges (4 hours)                              15             22
Nightly RV Parking - Full                                  18             23
Nightly RV Parking - Partial                               15             19
Additional Person (RV camping, one-time charge
over four-persons)                                       2.51              5
Additional Vehicle (RV camping, one-time charge)         2.51              5
RV Overflow Parking                                        10             15
Nightly Additional Camping Device                           7             10
Nightly Primitive Camping                                   7             10
LABOR FEES
Electrician                                                26             36
Parks Maintenance                                          16             20
Parks Specialist                                           25             35
Seasonal Parks Specialist                                   -             15
Custodian                                                   -             10
Parks Crew Chief                                           16             25
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            FPR Proposed Rate Changes
                                      Current   Proposed
ALL OTHER
Mobile Stage Rental (per event)   $      150    $    500
Membership Card Replacement                1           3
Use of Gym (per hour)                      -          45
Electrical Outlets                         -          15
Water Hook-Up                              -          20

ORLANDO POTTERY STUDIO
Resident Fees                              45          65
Non -Resident Fees                      57.50          80
Senior Resident                            30          40
Senior Non-Resident                     36.25          45
Summer Camp (Resident)                     25          35
Summer Camp (Non- Resident)                30          50
Miscellaneous Fees                    $ 0-$35   $0.75-$75
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         FPR Proposed Rate Changes

                                             Current       Proposed
RECREATION PAVILION RENTAL
Small                                    $       30    $        30
Medium                                           30             50
Large                                            50             75
PROJECTED CHANGE IN REVENUE:                               $300,000


DUBSDREAD GOLF COURSE (RESTRICTED)
Increase per round fee by $1 for
Residents
Increase per round fee by $2 to $5 for
Non-Residents
Increase Cart Fee by $1
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Fire False Alarm and Inspection Fees

        Proposed Rate Changes
            FY 2010/2011



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  Fire False Alarm and Inspection Fees
Fee #   Fee Description    OFD Current   OFD Revised
 1      False Alarms: 1            $0            $0
 2      False Alarms: 2             0


 3      False Alarms: 3             0           250
 4      False Alarms: 4           100


 5      False Alarms: 5           100           250
 6      False Alarms: 6           100


 7      False Alarms: 7+          200           275


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 Fire False Alarm and Inspection Fees
Fee #   Fee Description                            OFD Current OFD Revised
New     Commercial Alarm Registration                       $0          $10
  8     DCF, DBPR, Health Dept., Other                      50          100
  9     Open Burning, Candles                              100          100
 10     Special Effects, Pyrotechnics, Fireworks           100          150
        Displays
 11     Special Effects, Pyrotechnics, Fireworks            200        300
        Displays (double fee after 14 days)
 12     Temporary Place of Assembly                          50        100
 13     Flammable, Combustible Liquids                       50        100
 14     Hazardous Materials Permits                          50        150
 15     Tank Installation/Removal                            50        100
 16     Fire Watch                                          160        200
New     Hazardous Materials Permits Tier II Site              0        150
               Estimated Revenue with new fee schedule - $268,500
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Orlando Police Department




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        Orlando Police Department
• Recruit Application Fee - $25
   – Help recover actual cost of processing applications
   – 10,000 applications received in FY 2008/09
   – Adopted in several jurisdictions
• Online Crash Reports
   –   Majority of the request are from insurance companies
   –   Internet web-based program managed by iyeTek
   –   Crash reports available within 72-hours of the incident
   –   Accessible 24/7
   –   OPD will receive $3 for each report provided (out of vendor $10 fee)
   –   Customer may request copies in person for normal public records fee
       ($0.15/page)
• Fingerprinting Services
   – Increase to $10/fingerprint card (currently $8)
   – Expand to the Northwest Community Substation

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Vehicle-for-Hire and Towing Fees
     Deputy Chief Gene Bernal




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Type                    Current Fee                        Proposed Fee

Application                    $300                         $500
Taxi Permit                     200                          300
Renewal                         200                          300
Transfer                         25                           50
Late Fee (30 days)              100                           150
Late Fee (31 days )             200                          300
•The last taxi cab permit increase was 1988.
•There are 570 taxi cabs servicing the city and airport.
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                 RENEWAL                  TRANSFERS            TOTAL
FY 2008           548 @ $200 ($109,600)   133 @ $25 ($3,325)   $112,925


FY 2009           570 @ $200 ($114,000)    96 @ $25 ($2,400)   $116,400
(OCT, 09 – JUN , 10)


FY 2010           570 @ $300 ($171,000)    131 @$50 ($6,550)   $177,550
( PROJECTED)
                                          Potential Revenue     $61,150




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              (Limousines, Luxury Vehicles, Shuttle Vans)


   Type                Current Fee          Proposed Fee
Application                  $300               $500
Vehicle Permit                200                300
Renewal                       200                300
Transfer                       25                  50
 Late Fee (30 days)           100                 150
 Late Fee (31+ days)          200                 300

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                (Limousines, Luxury Vehicles, Shuttle Vans)


                      RENEWAL                   TRANSFERS               TOTAL

FY 2008           1,844 @ $200 ($368,800)        270 @ $25 ($6,750)     $375,550

FY 2009               706 @ $200 ($141,200)     139 @ $25 ($3,475)     $144,675
(OCT 09 – APRIL 10)
FY 2010               1,611 @ $300 ($483,300)    237 @ $50 ($11,850)   $495,150
(PROJECTED)
                                                Potential Revenue      $120,000


•There are 1,604 Vehicles For Hire servicing the City of Orlando
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                      (Limousines, Luxury Vehicles, Shuttle Vans)


                App. Fee           Add               Late            TOTAL


FY 2008         $35,100            $72,000            $13,800        $120,900

FY 2009         $15,600            $41,600            $9,700         $66,900
(Oct.’09 – Apr.’10)
FY 2010         $62,000            $113,500          $19,500         $195,000


                                                 Potential revenue   $74,100



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     TAXI CAB/FOR HIRE FEES


$255,250 Potential Annual Revenue Increase
       for all “For Hire” Companies




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     TAXI CAB/FOR HIRE FEES
  JURISDICTION     APPLICATION   TAXI CAB         VEHICLE FOR HIRE

    ORLANDO            $300         $200                  $200

    MIAMI-DADE         $350         $625                  $625

    HILLSBOROUGH       $400        $500 1st               $500 1st
                                   $250 Add Vehicle       $250 Add Vehicle

    BROWARD            $200 *      $400 Lottery           $300
                                  $1000 Application Fee
                                   $200 Per Vehicle


*Initial fee, additionally must pay the lottery fee

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Proposed Towing Ordinance Amendments




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Proposed Towing Ordinance Amendments

• Initiate processing fees for all tows within the city
  jurisdiction
   – Currently service provided but no City fee charged

• Fee would cover the administrative costs of
  entering vehicles and vessels into teletype

• Fee would be collected by the towing company
  when the vehicle is released and forwarded to
  the City

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 Proposed Towing Ordinance Amendments
• Potential fees based upon past towing activity
  within city limits *
                            Total Number of Tows                        $15

           2009                    17809                            $267,135
                                   1105**
           2008                    17739                            $266,085
                                   1530**
           2007                    17043                            $255,645
                                   1723**

* Data based upon AS400 entries of towing activity from 2007-2009
** OPD/Code Enforcement tows
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                      Fee Comparison
    Entity       Max. Flat Rate      Mileage      Storage + Admin. Fee
   Orlando             $100         $3 after 10        $20 + 50 + Fee
    Orange             $110         $3 after 10           $20 + 35
  Seminole             $112         $3 after 10           $20 + 35
   Osceola             $110         $3 after 10           $20 + 45
    Volusia            $100         $3 after 10           $20 + NS
   Brevard             $111         $3 after 10           $20 + 30
     Polk              $100          $4 after 0           $20 + 75
     Lake              $120          $4 after 0           $25 + 75
 Hillsborough          $110          $4 after 0           $25 + 45
   Pinellas            $100          $3 after 0           $25 + 35
 Palm Beach       $111-N/$150-T      $6 after 0           $25 + 35
*Data based upon 8/19/2008 data compiled by Orange County Commission
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 Proposed Towing Ordinance Amendments
• Advantages
  – Offset administrative cost currently incurred
  – Can be implemented with minimal investment
  – Amount can be adjusted, as needed
  – Fees impact those improperly parking, not
    general public




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   Annual Inspection and Permit Fee
• Initiate a yearly inspection and permit fee to
  ensure the tow away zone signs on private
  property are in compliance with city code and state
  statute

• Fee would cover the administrative costs of
  inspecting properties with tow away zone signs to
  ensure compliance with CO 39.84-39.94 Towing
  Ordinance and FSS 715.07(9)(b) Vehicles or Vessels
  Parked on Private Property
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   Annual Inspection and Permit Fee
• Amend CO 39.86 to include the inspection
  requirement
  – Inspection of property, and an inspection certificate will
    be issued for properties in compliance
  – Properties must register and pay yearly permit fee
     • Decals will be placed on the rear of tow away zone signs
     • Fees vary according to the size of the lot
  – Records would maintain database of permitted
    locations
     • Compliance would be enforced by vetting tows with permitted
       locations

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         Approximate Number of Contracts
                  Company                        Approximate Number of Contracts
                Tow Truck Co                                           600
               Airport Towing                                         1800
                   Priority 1                                          100
                     ARB                                               100
                 MD Towing                                             400
             Princeton Towing                                          150
            Harley’s/Johnson’s                                         300
              Tow Master/Zips                                          300
                  All Others                                           500
                     Total                                            4250
       Permitting Fees (40/40/20)*                                 $221,000
*$30 fee for P/L under 10 spaces, $50 for P/L between 10-50 spaces, $100 for over 50 spaces   40
  Annual Inspection and Permit Fee

• Advantages
  – Optional for Property Owner
  – Can be implemented with minimal investment
  – Amount can be adjusted, as needed
  – Ensures the public is properly warned about tow
    away zones minimizing towing complaints
  – Consumer Protection Provision


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 Revenue Enhancement Opportunities
             User Fees
• Support continuation or expansion of services
• If all adopted, estimated change in annual revenue to the
  General Fund:
   –   Planning and Transportation Development Fees     $161,820
   –   Families , Parks and Recreation Fees              $300,000
   –   Fire False Alarms and Inspections Fees            $268,500
   –   Police Fees                                    $1,000,000
• Next Steps
   – Industry Notice
   – Ordinances
   – Resolutions
   – Administrative
• Fees not adjusted in more than 7 to 15 years
•
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       City of Orlando

FY 2010/2011 Budget Development
          Worksession
   Revenue Enhancement – User Fees
             July 12, 2010

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