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(a) Project Development Fee Report. Under Section 107A.13.7 of the San Francisco Building Code, prior to issuance of the building or site permit for a development project subject to any development fees or development impact requirements, the Development Fee Collection Unit at DBI shall prepare and provide to the project sponsor, or any member of the public upon request, a Project Development Fee Report.
(b) Resolution of Development Fee or Development Impact Requirement Dispute; Appeal to Board of Appeals. If a dispute or question arises concerning the accuracy of the final Project Development Fee Report, including the calculation of any development fee listed thereon, the dispute shall be resolved or appealed to the Board of Appeals in accordance with Section 107A.13.9 of the San Francisco Building Code. The jurisdiction of the Board shall be strictly limited to determining the accuracy of the Report and the mathematical calculation of the development fee or scope of the physical or "in-kind" requirement. The Board has no jurisdiction to: (1) review the scope or amount of the development fee or requirement established by the Code, (2) reduce, adjust, or waive a development fee or requirement on the ground that there is no reasonable relationship or nexus between the impact of development and either the amount of the fee charged or the physical requirement, (3) reduce or waive the development fee or requirement based on housing affordability, duplication of fees, or any other issue related to fairness or equity, or (4) review the nexus studies that support the development fee or requirement and the City's legal authority to impose it.
(c) Public Notice of the Project Development Fee Report. Any public notice issued by the Department of an approval action on a development project that is subject to a development fee or a development requirement under this Article shall notify the public of a right to request a copy of the Project Development Fee Report from the Development Fee Collection Unit at DBI. In addition to this notice, DBI shall provide final notice of the availability of the Project Development Fee Report as part of its standard notice of the issuance of a building or site permit for any project and of the right to appeal the accuracy of the Project Development Fee Report to the Board of Appeals as part of the underlying building or site permit in accordance with Section 107A.13.9 of the San Francisco Building Code.
(Added by Ord. 108-10, File No. 091275, App. 5/25/2010; amended by Ord. 50-15 , File No. 150149, App. 4/24/2015, Eff. 5/24/2015)
Section header and divisions (a) and (b) amended; Ord. 50-15 , Eff. 5/24/2015.