An outside financial services firm concluded the city is appropriately complying with statutory requirements for establishing and using development impact fees. 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. The review found no issues. The city charges development impact fees to pay for water and wastewater infrastructure and facilities needed to accommodate new development. These fees are “one-time” payments that represent a proportionate share of the cost of resulting planned infrastructure improvements. The biennial certified audit is required by state law, as is a public hearing on its results. That hearing is on the Tuesday, May 18, 2021, Scottsdale City Council agenda. The meeting can be viewed virtually and will begin at 5 p.m. Instructions for submitting comments will be contained here.