(b)The scope of the study shall include:
(A)The role that system development charges play as both cost drivers for market-rate housing and sources of revenue for infrastructure needed for housing;
(B)The full range of factors that contribute to system development charge fee rates; and
(C)All types of market-rate housing, including single-family, multifamily and manufactured housing.
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(A)The Housing and Community Services Department shall consult with local governments, special districts, developers, realtors and other persons as needed in conducting the study and ensure opportunities for input from other stakeholders and the general public.
(B)The Housing and Community Services Department may contract with a third party to complete the study, or any portion of the study.
(C)State and local public agencies shall comply with reasonable requests from the Housing and Community Services Department, or from a third party conducting the study or any portion of the study under contract with the Housing and Community Services Department, for information in furtherance of the study required under this section.
(2)The study shall address, at a minimum, the following:
(a)The history and role of system development charges in supporting residential development, including:
(A)The methodologies used for setting fees, including differences in methodologies and rates for communities of different sizes and growth rates, stated separately for urban and rural communities.
(B)Which entities, whether public or private, bear the cost of system development charges and the degree to which costs are passed on to homebuyers.
(C)The impact of system development charges on overall housing costs and affordability and the equity of housing development.
(D)How system development charges compare to other housing cost drivers, including, but not limited to, the costs of land, labor and materials, utility rates, the costs of infrastructure and costs associated with regulatory compliance.
(E)The cost of carrying system development charge interest according to the size and nature of the development and the potential cost savings to private parties of deferring system development charge fee payments.
(F)The cost to public agencies of deferring system development charge fee payments, including potential unintended consequences of deferred payments and the need for remedies to address noncompliance.
(G)The potential costs and benefits to the public from system development charge fee payment deferrals and the transfer of carrying costs.
(b)How the availability of funding for capital improvements as defined in ORS 223.299 (Definitions for ORS 223.297 to 223.316), including federal, state, local and private sources, has affected system development charge fee rates.
(c)How the effects of Ballot Measures 5 and 50 on ad valorem property tax rates affect rate setting for system development charge fees.
(d)The costs of providing capital improvements as defined in ORS 223.299 (Definitions for ORS 223.297 to 223.316) needed for housing.
(e)The costs to public agencies of providing services needed for planning, inspecting and issuing permits for housing and how the costs affect system development charge fee rates.
(f)With respect to transparency, the degree to which:
(A)Public entities provide the public with sufficient information to understand system development charges, including how fee rates are set and how fee revenue is used, and whether the information is easily accessible and understandable.
(B)Private entities provide clear explanations to customers regarding the purposes and costs of system development charges.
(3)The Housing and Community Services Department shall submit, in the manner provided in ORS 192.245 (Form of report to legislature), to the interim legislative committees related to housing and economic recovery and prosperity:
(a)A preliminary report, no later than December 31, 2021; and
(b)A final report, no later than June 1, 2022. [2021 c.544 §1]
Section 223.297 — Policy,