Gibbs & Associates was founded in 1986 to work with Developers in structuring and successfully negotiating Developer Fee's. In 1995, Gary Gibbs was asked by the California Building Industry to help draft Senate Bill 50 which was enacted in 1998. This bill cleared the way for public-private development partnerships and remains the comprehensive legislative package that guides all state school fee determinations.
Gibbs & Associates Primarily Focuses on Master Plan Developments:
Gary believes it is in the best interest of large Master Plan Developers to work in partnership with School Districts to design, finance and build the best quality schools.
Our mission is to promote public-private partnerships for the betterment of the State and its public infrastructure.
|Address:||980 9th Street, 16th Floor
Sacramento, California 95814
|Phone:||Cell - (925) 395-3298
Work - (916) 449-9669
Fax - (916) 446-7104
Senate Bill 50 allows Developers to choose between paying a State mandated School Mitigation Fee or privately financing Schools. The Developer can choose to undertake construction in lieu of State fees, with the State matching private funding. Smaller Developers can opt to pay the flat fee if the scale of a project effects the economic viabilty of constructing Public Infrastucture.
Public-Private Partnerships save School Districts a significant amount of money as well. Economies of Scale allow Developers to plan, grade, slab, and construct at significantly reduced costs compared to independent School Districts. This promoted investment in Public Infrastructure, as Developers had more control over the entirety of a project and thus incentivized to provide the best.
|Architects & Consultants||25%|
|Off-site and On-site Development||40%|
|Average Developer Savings||~ 25%|
18 months vs 4 years for Elementary School
Public-Private Partnerships reduce the duration of the planning and permitting phases of developments.
The Bill set up a rapid verification process, where designs, materials, equipment, and crews could be pre-approved for future projects by complying with more rigorous testing.
These pre-approvals allow builders to primarily focus on site integration and providing exceptional schools.
With the saved time and money, communities wanted to create joint-use facilities that were intended for use outside of school.
By working with Developers throughout the building process, communities were able to invest in additional infrastructure. These facilities are generally multi-use and provide significant additional benefits to the larger community.
Examples of Joint-Use Facilities include: Gyms, Theaters, Fields, Playgrounds, and Community Programs such as free lunch service.