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File #: 2022-0204   
Type: Consent Calendar Item Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 2/18/2022 In control: Sheriff's Office
On agenda: 4/5/2022 Final action:
Title: FY 22-23 Ordinance Adopting Fee Changes for Sheriff-Coroner's Office
Department or Agency Name(s): Sheriff's Office
Attachments: 1. Summary Report.pdf, 2. Post Adoption Ordinance Summary, 3. Ordinance, 4. Fee Cover Sheet, 5. Fee and Revenue Summary Chart, 6. Analysis of User Fees
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To: Sonoma County Board of Supervisors

Department or Agency Name(s): Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office

Staff Name and Phone Number: Marta Llamas, 565-3928

Vote Requirement: Majority

Supervisorial District(s): Countywide

 

Title:

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FY 22-23 Ordinance Adopting Fee Changes for Sheriff-Coroner’s Office

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Recommended Action:

Recommended action

Adopt ordinance establishing the fees to be collected by the Sheriff-Coroner’s Office effective July 1, 2022.

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Executive Summary:

The attached Fee and Revenue Summary Chart itemizes the proposed fees to be established by the Board of Supervisors and collected by the Sheriff’s Office. Fees set by statute, such as civil process fees, are not addressed in this agenda item. All fee adjustments are included in the Sheriff's Office FY 22-23 requested budget. On March 22, 2022, as part of the County’s Consolidated Fee Hearings, the Board adopted a resolution introducing, reading the title of, and waiving the reading of the Sheriff-Coroner’s FY 22-23 fee change ordinance.

 

Discussion:

Sheriff’s Office Accounting staff annually prepare an analysis of user fees for the next fiscal year to illustrate the methodology used for fee calculations and to demonstrate that the proposed Sheriff’s Office fees are based on amounts reasonably necessary to recover the cost of providing the services described. The analysis is on file with the Clerk of the Board.

The proposed fee rates and estimates for the number of times each fee will be charged in fiscal year 2022-23 reflect an overall net fee revenue increase of $29,052. Fee revenue is projected to increase in the Sheriff’s Central Information Bureau ($30), Coroner Bureau ($11,624), Patrol Bureau ($16,421), and Telecommunication Bureau ($977).

Central Information Bureau

Fees charged by this Bureau include most fees processed through the reception area at the Sheriff’s Main Office. A net fee revenue increase of $30 is projected, for total revenue of $227,180 in FY 22-23. In FY 21-22, a review of time involved was completed for various fees. Fee changes range from a decrease of 37.4% to an increase of 55.4%. The proposed fees reflect the amount necessary to recover costs.

 

Coroner Bureau

Fee revenue in the Coroner Bureau is projected to increase $11,624 for total revenue of $186,337 in FY 22-23. Fee changes range from an increase of 2.5%% to 14.9%. The projected increase in revenue is primarily due to an increase of 6.7% in the cost of transport supplies, which are negotiated under the County’s current provider agreement. The FY 22-23 Agreement rates are used in the FY 22-23 fee calculation. The fees are set at an amount necessary to recover the costs.

Patrol Bureau

In the Patrol Bureau, fee revenue is projected to increase by $16,421 for total revenue of $349,700 in FY 22-23.  Fee changes range from an increase of 2.5% to 5.6%. The net revenue increase is due to an increase in security service fees. The fees are set at an amount necessary to recover the costs.

Telecommunications Bureau

Telecommunications fee revenue is projected to increase by $977, for total revenue of $80,886 in FY 22-23. Fee changes range from 0.6% to 1.2%.  Fees are set at an amount necessary to recover the costs of providing services.

 

Strategic Plan:

N/A

 

Prior Board Actions:

Ordinance 6341, effective July 1, 2021

 

Fiscal Summary

 Expenditures

FY 21-22 Adopted

FY22-23 Projected

FY 23-24 Projected

Budgeted Expenses

 

29,052

 

Additional Appropriation Requested

 

 

 

Total Expenditures

 

29,052

 

Funding Sources

 

 

 

General Fund/WA GF

 

 

 

State/Federal

 

 

 

Fees/Other

 

29,052

 

Use of Fund Balance

 

 

 

Contingencies

 

 

 

Total Sources

 

29,052

 

 

Narrative Explanation of Fiscal Impacts:

Total increased revenue due to changes to fees is expected to be $29,052. Total revenue due to fees is expected to be $844,103. The FY 22-23 Fee and Revenue Summary Chart and Analysis (attached) provides detailed analysis and calculations.

 

Staffing Impacts:

 

 

 

Position Title (Payroll Classification)

Monthly Salary Range (A-I Step)

Additions (Number)

Deletions (Number)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Narrative Explanation of Staffing Impacts (If Required):

N/A

 

Attachments:

Post Adoption Ordinance Summary

Ordinance establishing fee rates effective July 1, 2022

Fee Cover Sheet

Fee and Revenue Summary Chart

Analysis of User Fees

 

Related Items “On File” with the Clerk of the Board:

N/A