City's Consulants do not value a child's day at the beach.
The City of Solana Beach Draft Land Lease & Recreation Fee Report for 60 day comment period on April 14, 2010. The report is to be used to determine the lease for using public beaches and bluffs for the private purpose of building seawalls to protect private property.
The Staff Report from the Fee Study explains this rather well.
Simplistically, the fees are calculated by determining the beach attendance and how much one spends in travel time and use of the beach.
One major problem, the study did not use a child's day at the beach in figuring out the values. A child's day at the beach has no value.