Latest News: December 2012

Hernando School Board abandoning impact fee is public disservice
Tampa Bay Times, FL - December 16, 2012
The Hernando School Board needs to review its own lessons on district finances. Five weeks ago, a board majority publicly lobbied county commissioners to lift a moratorium on school impact fees. Five days ago, the board declined to pay for its share of a study to justify an updated fee.It is short-....

Mountain View passes rental housing impact fee
Mercury News, CA - December 13, 2012
Beginning in early February, developers who want to build apartments in Mountain View will have to pay a fee to offset additional demand for affordable housing caused by their projects. The city council voted 4-3 Tuesday night to impose a fee of $10 per square foot on rental housing ...

Divided Hernando School Board rejects money for impact fee study
Tampa Bay Times, FL - December 13, 2012
The prospect of any money rolling into the Hernando County school system from impact fees may have been a long way off before Tuesday night's School Board meeting. It certainly didn't get any closer during the meeting. School Board members split 2-2 on two separate measures that would ...

Should Fairfax County Create New Transportation Impact Fee?
Fairfax Connection, VA - December 6, 2012
Nowhere is the idea of a transportation impact fee more popular than the clogged Route 1 corridor, where the Wal-Mart at Kings Crossing has added to the gridlock that has long plagued the region. Because the developer did not ask for increased density or other variances, no rezoning ...

Fort Pierce pursues impact fee moratorium; collections mostly unspent, FL - December 6, 2012
Even with a new mayor, city manager and planning director, the city is on track to freeze impact fees for a year to see if it encourages development — or at least doesn't discourage it. Since the Fort Pierce City Commission reluctantly, but unanimously, agreed in October to former Mayor Bob ...

Many Sarasota County impact fees to drop
Herald Tribune, FL - December 5, 2012
Fees paid by home and commercial developers for roads are likely to drop significantly next year. The impact fee rates have been cut periodically throughout the recession by county commissioners, who thought it would help boost the struggling economy. The county hired a consultant ...

Culpeper votes to repeal county’s road impact fee
Fredericksburg,com, VA - December 4, 2012
Two years ago Culpeper became the first (and only) county to adopt a countywide transportation impact fee ordinance, a tool the state gave to high-growth localities to help raise money for roads. Tuesday night Culpeper, deciding that the fee was more a business deterrent than a blessing ...


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