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(a) There is hereby established a separate fund set aside for a special purpose entitled the Central SoMa Infrastructure Impact Fund (“Fund”). All monies collected by the Development Fee Collection Unit at DBI pursuant to Section 433.3(b) shall be deposited in a special fund maintained by the Controller. The receipts in the Fund to be used solely to fund Public Benefits subject to the conditions of this Section.
(b) Expenditures from the Fund shall be recommended by the Interagency Plan Implementation Committee for allocation and administration by the Board of Supervisors.
(1) All monies deposited in the Fund shall be used to design, engineer, and develop community public transit and recreation and open space improvements as established in the Central SoMa Plan and the Central SoMa Plan Implementation Program Document.
(2) Funds may be used for administration and accounting of fund assets, for additional studies as detailed in the Central SoMa Plan Implementation Program Document, and to defend the Central SoMa Infrastructure Impact Fee against legal challenge, including the legal costs and attorney’s fees incurred in the defense. Administration of this fund includes time and materials associated with reporting requirements, facilitating any necessary or required public meetings aside from Planning Commission hearings, and maintenance of the fund. Monies from the Fund may be used by the Planning Commission to commission economic analyses for the purpose of revising the fee, and/or to complete an updated nexus study to demonstrate the relationship between development and the need for public facilities and services if this is deemed necessary. Monies used for the purposes consistent with this subsection (2) shall not exceed five percent of the total fees collected. All interest earned on this account shall be credited to the Central SoMa Infrastructure Impact Fund.
(3) All funds are justified and supported by the San Francisco Citywide Nexus Analysis prepared by AECOM dated March 2014 (“Nexus Analysis”), and the Transportation Sustainability Fee Nexus Study (TSF Nexus Study), dated May, 2015, on file with the Clerk of the Board in Files Nos. 150149 and 150790. Implementation of the Fee and Fund are monitored according to the Eastern Neighborhoods Plan Monitoring Program required by Section 10E of the Administrative Code.
Division (b)(1) amended; Ord. 47-21, Eff. 5/17/2021.