City News Service
RIVERSIDE - Riverside County supervisors on Tuesday, Oct. 1 approved a $354,000 contract with a Temecula consulting firm to study the county's development impact fee program and determine how much will be available in the coming years and where that revenue might best be spent.
The professional services agreement with Temecula-based Willdan Financial Services was authorized without comment on a 4-0 vote, with Supervisor Karen Spiegel absent.
Under the contract, the firm will be responsible for completing a "DIF Nexus Study'' covering the period 2020-2030. The last study was nearly six years ago.
The county collects tens of millions of dollars annually in DIF fees from projects in unincorporated communities. The fees, which were implemented under a 2001 ordinance, are