Suspension Of Impact Fees Will Be Discussed At Tuesday’s Supervisors Meeting

The Shasta County Board of Supervisors will hold a public hearing Tuesday before codifying their decision to suspend, and eventually eliminate, new development impact fees. The board voted 3 to 2 a couple of weeks ago to suspend all new development impact fees. Kevin Crye argued that the fees are based on an outdated study that overestimated future population growth in Shasta County. Since 2008 the fees have provided $8.7 Million in funding for projects which otherwise would be paid for by the General Fund. Supervisors Mary Rickert and Tim Garmin urged the board to do more research before eliminating the funding source. Tuesday is the vote on the resolution following a public hearing.