With new development here in Monrovia, there is no doubt that there will be more people, which will bring more traffic. However, we are planning for these impacts now to help improve traffic flow and reduce congestion before it gets worse. These efforts include traffic signal synchronization, improving the traffic flow of existing intersections, and new traffic signals. All of these improvements cost money.
While the City cannot require developers to fix existing problems or mitigate anticipated impacts beyond those caused by their projects, in California, cities and counties can require developers to pay their “fair share” of needed improvements. That’s what the proposed Traffic Impact Fee (TIF) is intended to do.
Over the past year, the City has been working with a transportation consulting firm to complete the Traffic Impact Fee (TIF) Study for the City of Monrovia. The study serves as the foundation for the implementation of a TIF, which will help fund future improvements.
The purpose of the study is to:
- Identify how the projected long-range growth will impact traffic.
- Identify potential improvements that will be needed to accommodate the projected future growth.
- Establish a cost to construct and/or install the needed improvements.
- Provide a methodology for assessing and distributing the cost of the needed improvements to ensure that a new development pays its “fair share”. This will be used to determine the appropriate TIF.
The City Council recently adopted a Traffic Impact Fee, which will be implemented through Adopted Ordinance No. 2019-43. All documents have been prepared in accordance with the Mitigation Fee Act (Government Code Section 66000 et seq.).
Proposed Traffic Impact Fee
The proposed TIF for new developments is $2,095 per net new afternoon peak hour trip.
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