(A)   To ensure that the city recovers all costs associated with providing municipal services, the City Manager must take appropriate action to commission a study every three years. A study must be presented to the City Council for consideration not later than the second regular City Council meeting in May. Nothing in this section is intended to limit the City Manager from providing the City Council with a study at any time the City Manager finds it necessary to ensure full cost recovery; it is only intended to establish a regular schedule for such action.
   (B)   Except as otherwise provided by City Council resolution, the City Council intends to recover 100% of all costs associated with providing services. Consequently, the annual budget resolution must include a mechanism that allows all fees charged by the city for services to be adjusted based upon appropriate objective criteria such as, without limitation, the consumer price index.
   (C)   In years that do not include a study, the City Manager must recommend increases in fees based upon the United States Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Consumer Price Index for the Los Angeles area or the percent increase of labor costs as reflected in Council approved labor agreements, whichever best reflects the actual changes in city costs.
(Ord. 1236, passed 6-20-11)