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Crisis. Opportunity. Ambivalence.

I got an e-mail from an architect friend yesterday and I need to make a big decision. It’s not one I’m taking lightly. 974 more words

5 things to watch at Thursday’s city council meetings

By Colin Killian, Public Communications Manager

The College Station City Council gathers Thursday at city hall for its workshop (6 p.m.) and regular (7 p.m.) meetings. 358 more words

Public Communications

Florida TaxWatch CEO weighs in on local incentives, impact fees

SARASOTA — The ongoing local debate about economic development incentives and impact fees on new construction should focus on more limited versions of both, the leader of Florida TaxWatch told area business leaders Friday morning.Economic development incentives, in particular, have dogged both local and state officials this year and last as some state lawmakers took aim at Enterprise Florida and county commissioners raised questions about local business recruitment […] 12 more words

Florida TaxWatch CEO Weighs In On Local Incentives

Why is New Housing in California So Expensive?

You probably had an answer to that before you even finished reading the question. But I’m willing to bet it’s not the whole answer. There are a lot of things that go into building housing, and California is a big place, so different things might matter more in different places. 2,268 more words

MD Court of Special Appeals Denies Claims Seeking Refunds of Impact Fees

This appeal arose from the Circuit Court for Anne Arundel County’s entry of a declaratory judgment in favor of appellee, Anne Arundel County, as to all counts and claims stated in a class action complaint filed against it by appellants, William Dabbs, Sally Trapp, Samuel Craycraft, and Roberta Craycraft, “individually and on behalf of all others similarly situated.” Appellants sought refunds of impact fees that, following the fiscal year (“FY”) of collection, were not expended or encumbered within six FYs. 741 more words

Landmark Links March 3rd - Deep Impact

Lead Story… The first step in solving a problem is admitting there is a problem to begin with.  If you are in the residential real estate development industry in California and/or a regular reader of this blog, you are likely well aware that California has a massive problem with high development impact fees that make it very difficult to build new housing that people can afford (if you want to know how we got to this place, … 828 more words

Real Estate

Parcel Taxes are Better Than Impact Fees

A short note on housing development impact fees. These fees are popular with California cities for a variety of civic improvements, like parks and affordable housing. 451 more words