SEC. 15-220.  EXCEPTIONS FOR TRANSIT ORIENTED DEVELOPMENT.
   (A)   Pursuant to Cal. Gov’t Code, Section 66005.1, the traffic circulation fee shall be reduced to reflect a lower rate of automobile trip generation associated with housing developments that meet all of the following requirements in comparison with housing developments without these characteristics:
      (1)   The housing development is located within one-half mile of a transit station and there is direct access between the housing development and the transit station along a barrier-free walkable pathway not exceeding one-half mile in length.
      (2)   Convenience retail uses, including a store that sells food, and is located within one-half mile of the housing development.
      (3)   The housing development provides either the minimum number of parking spaces required by the local ordinance, or no more than one onsite parking space for zero to two bedroom units, and two onsite parking spaces for three or more bedroom units, whichever is less.
   (B)   If a housing development does not satisfy the characteristics in subdivision (A), the local agency may charge a fee that is proportional to the estimated rate of automobile trip generation associated with the housing development.
   (C)   As used in this section, “housing development” means a development project with common ownership and financing consisting of residential use or mixed use where not less than 50 % of the floor space is for residential use.
   (D)   For the purposes of this section, “transit station” has the meaning set forth in Cal. Gov’t Code, Section 65460.1(b)(4). “Transit station” includes planned transit stations otherwise meeting this definition whose construction is programmed to be completed prior to the scheduled completion and occupancy of the housing development.
(Ord. No. 2979)