Prior to July 1st of each year (ECMC Section 4.01.010), the City Council shall consider and adopt the schedule of all general and special fees and charges to be known as the master fee schedule. The master fee schedule shall list all fees and charges by department and is on file in the office of the city clerk. Presentation and adoption of the master fee schedule is done as a part of the annual budget process.
The master fee schedule also includes business license tax rates, which are required under El Cerrito Municipal Code Section 4.32.
As required by California Government Code Section 66018(a), the City is required to conduct a public hearing prior to adopting any new fees or fee increases at which oral or written presentations can be made as part of a regularly scheduled meeting. Notice of the time and place of the meeting, including a general explanation of the matter to be considered is published in accordance with Section 6062a.