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Report says Scottsdale’s development impact fees are appropriate

A comprehensive review of Scottsdale’s land use assumptions, infrastructure improvement plans and development impact fees for the water and wastewater systems was recently completed and found no issues. The contracted review firm concluded that the city is appropriately planning future water and wastewater infrastructure, and equitably using development impact fees to help pay for it. 

The city charges development impact fees to pay for infrastructure and facilities needed to accommodate new development. These fees are “one-time” payments that represent a proportionate share of the cost of infrastructure improvements needed.

The biennial certified audit is required by state law, as is a public hearing on its results. That hearing is on the regular agenda at the Oct. 10 Scottsdale City Council meeting.

More information and a link to the audit report are available here.

 

 

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