Wednesday, November 19, 2008

City Impact Fees Approved But Delayed

Spokane leaders have finally created taxes on new development in hopes of solving a growing shortfall in street funding.

But because of restrictions in the "impact fee" ordinance, which was approved by City Council Monday, it's unclear when the city will start collecting the money.Here's the story.

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About SRTC

SRTC is the federally designated Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) for Spokane County. Urbanized areas with populations exceeding 50,000 people are required to have an MPO. SRTC was formed to address the county's transportation planning needs. It provides coordination in planning between the public, cities, small towns, the county, the state, transit providers, and tribes.

SRTC offers services including transportation monitoring, transportation modeling, census information analysis, travel demand forecasting, historical traffic count analysis, geographic information systems, and trip generation rates.