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File #: 62434    Version: Name: SUBSTITUTE - Amending the apportionment policy for the State Street Mall/Capitol Concourse Special Charge to approve the schedule of Special Charges for the State Street Mall/Capitol Concourse for 2019/20 Maintenance Charges.
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 9/30/2020 In control: Parks Division
On agenda: 11/17/2020 Final action: 11/17/2020
Enactment date: 11/24/2020 Enactment #: RES-20-00767
Title: SUBSTITUTE - Amending the apportionment policy for the State Street Mall/Capitol Concourse Special Charge to approve the schedule of Special Charges for the State Street Mall/Capitol Concourse for 2019/20 Maintenance Charges.
Sponsors: Satya V. Rhodes-Conway, Michael E. Verveer
Attachments: 1. 62434-Version1.pdf, 2. Notice of Special Charges 2020.pdf, 3. Schedule A-1 Parcel Calculations for Mall Special Charges.pdf, 4. 2020 Notice to Property Owner & Special Charges Map, 5. SUBSTITUTE- MAY 31 2020 Schedule A-1 Parcel Calculations.pdf, 6. SUBSTITUTE- 2020 Notice to Property Owner & Special Charge Map.pdf
Fiscal Note
Mall charges are assessed to properties within the Mall/Capitol Concourse District. These charges are assessed to support the additional level of services provided to this high-traffic area, including operation of water fountains, maintenance of flower planters, and frequent trash and snow removal. This charge does not cover any expenses related to emergency public services, such as those services provided during the protests in the summer of 2020. Previously, this work was funded 63% by the City, and 37% by property owners. The 2020 Adopted Operating Budget increased the portion paid by property owners to 50%. With this increase, the property owner share was estimated at a total of $762,000 in 2020.

The proposed resolution amends the time period upon which mall maintenance charges are assessed. The current billing cycle is September 1 to August 30, and the proposed billing cycle is June 1 to May 31. For 2019-2020, the billing time period would include 9 months from September 1, 2019 to May 31, 2020.

The Parks Division has incurred lower-than-anticipated expenditures in the past year for mall maintenance. This decline is due to certain reductions in service associated with the COVID-19 pandemic, such as not opening the water fountain. Because of these reductions in expenditures, no change is required to the General Fund share of mall maintenance costs in the 2020 Adopted Budget Parks Operating Budget.

The following table shows the 2019 actual mall maintenance charges, as well as the budgeted and projected 2020 charges under the current billing cycle and the proposed 9-month billing cycle. Under the proposed billing cycle, the special charge would decrease 2.4% in 2019-2020, as opposed to the 22.33% increase projected.

2019 2020
Actual Budgeted (12 mo) Projected (12 mo) Proposed (9 mo)
Property Owner Share $536,273 $762,000 $656,003 $523,272
City Share $898,406 $762,000 $656,003 $523,272
Total Chargeable Expenses $1,434,679 $1,524,00...

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