Developers Say Impact Fees Create Uneven Burden

<p>The city of Tucson, Arizona, is considering charging impact fees on new developments to pay for public services, but many developers and business owners say the burden is too heavy.</p>
April 19, 2007, 10am PDT | Nate Berg
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"The city of Tucson wants to charge additional one-time fees on new developments to pay for new police, fire and public facilities."

"Impact fees in Tucson already cover some of the cost of new city services, including roads, water and public safety."

"Impact fees don't cover the whole cost of new services and facilities, but they ease the amount paid by all taxpayers, said Nicole Ewing Gavin, a project manager for the city's Department of Urban Planning and Design."

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Published on Sunday, April 15, 2007 in Arizona Daily Star
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