North Richmond Mitigation Fee

North Richmond Waste & Recovery Fee and Committee
The North Richmond Waste & Recovery Mitigation Fee (Mitigation Fee) was established as a condition of the use permits issued by the City of Richmond and County of Contra Costa for the West Contra Costa Sanitary Landfill Bulk Materials Processing Center (Transfer Station) and is to be used “to defray annual costs associated with collection and disposal of illegally dumped waste and associated impacts in North Richmond and adjacent areas.”

In order to facilitate joint administration of the Mitigation Fee funding, the City and the County entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) forming the North Richmond Waste and Recovery Mitigation Fee Joint Expenditure Planning Committee (Committee), which is charged with  preparing  recommended two-year Expenditure Plan(s) that are subject to the approval of both the Richmond City Council and the County Board of Supervisors.  The Expenditure Plans dictate how Mitigation Fees are allocated amongst a variety of strategies for the benefit of the North Richmond Community. Each time the Committee desires to change the language in the Expenditure Plan, it must be incorporated into a recommended Amended Expenditure Plan which would be subject to approval by both the City and County. 

More information about the Committee and Mitigation Fee can be found at the Contra Costa County North Richmond Mitigation Fee page.