(A)   When the city’s cost for processing any matter which requires a fee exceeds the standard fee by 20% or more, then an additional fee shall be charged as provided in this section.
   (B)   No permit shall be issued nor shall any approval become effective until the additional fee has been paid.
   (C)   The additional fee shall be equal to the city’s cost in processing the matter less the standard fee if the standard fee has already been paid. The CITY’S COST shall mean the total value of staff time spent on processing the matter, plus expenses. The value of staff time shall be the hourly compensation of all city employees or independent contractors whose involvement is reasonably required by the review process, including, but not limited to, the planner, Zoning Administrator and clerical staff, multiplied by the number of hours each individual has spent processing the matter in question. EXPENSES mean photocopying and postage charges.
(Prior Code, § 5.296)  (Ord. 687, passed 5-19-2003)