Section 8 - NEXUS ANALYSIS
(a) REQUIREMENTS OF CALIFORNIA GOVERNMENT CODE
THE PLAN has been prepared to satisfy the nexus requirements of California Government Code, Section 66001, which requires the Board of Supervisors to make the following findings:
Determine that a reasonable relationship exists between the fee’s use and the type of development project on which the fee is imposed
Determine that a reasonable relationship exists between the need for the transportation facilities and the type of development project on which the fee is imposed.
Determine that a relationship exists between the amount of the fee and the cost of the transportation facility, or portion thereof, attributable to the development on which the fee is imposed.
(b) RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN FEE’S USE AND TYPE OF DEVELOPMENT
It can no longer be expected that the regional transportation facilities that will be needed for the urbanized, unincorporated areas of the San Bernardino Valley and Victor Valley can be funded fully from the traditional revenue sources that constructed the existing highway system and road network. The County’s share of State Highway Excise Tax and local Measure I revenues are needed predominately for the maintenance of the existing County’s maintained road system and are insufficient for major road improvement projects resulting from increased vehicular traffic resulting from development. Supplemental funding sources must be developed if important components of the County’s transportation road system are to be constructed.
The transportation development mitigation fees generated by THE PLAN represent a potential source of supplemental funds which will be utilized to construct projects that will mitigate the impacts of development. Future development within the described benefit area will benefit from constructing the proposed transportation facilities plan and should pay for them in proportion to projected traffic demand attributed to each.
(c) RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN NEED FOR TRANSPORTATION FACILITIES AND TYPE OF DEVELOPMENT
The unincorporated communities in the urbanized areas of the San Bernardino Valley and the Victor Valley are developing rapidly. The existing County Maintained Road System (CMRS) is marginally able to handle the existing traffic, and future development within these areas will result in traffic volumes exceeding the capacity of the existing regional transportation facilities. If the capacity of the regional transportation facilities is not increased, continuing development will result in substantial traffic congestion and unacceptable levels of service throughout the urbanized areas of the County.
(d) RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN FEE AND COST OF TRANSPORTATION FACILITIES ATTRIBUTABLE TO DEVELOPMENT
Revenues generated by THE PLAN are not intended to fund fully the cost of THE PLAN’S transportation facilities projects. Fees levels have been developed to provide for only that portion of project costs attributable directly to new development. Construction of the projects identified in THE PLAN are dependent upon receipt of additional regional Measure I funds and federal/state grant funds that are administered by SANBAG.
The cost of transportation facilities attributable to development is based upon the growth projections (detailed in Section 3 of THE PLAN) and the total estimated costs of projects