A RESOLUTION FOR THE PURPOSE OF URGING AMENDMENT OF ORS 223.297, ET SEQ. RELATING TO IMPACT FEES AND SYSTEM DEVELOPMENT CHARGES TO INCLUDE FACILITIES FOR POLICE, FIRE, LIBRARIES AND SCHOOLS.
A. Growth can create significant fiscal impacts on the citizens and governments of our community;
B. The purpose of ORS 223.297 to ORS 223.314, the system development charges statutes, serve to provide a uniform framework for establishing SDCs by local governments;
C. ORS 223.299(1)(a) currently excludes facilities for police, fire, libraries, and schools from the list of urban capital improvements for which local jurisdictions may collect impact fees or system development charges;
D. Prohibiting communities from being able to collect the full costs of providing for police, fire, library and school facilities is a tax on existing residents;
E. Inequity can occur when broad-based taxes paid by all residents of a community are used to fund facilities and services that relate directly to new development;
The City of Ashland Resolves as Follows:
SECTION 1. ORS 223.299(1) should be amended to add police, fire, library, and school facilities to the list of capital improvements for which local jurisdictions may collect impact fees and system development charges.
SECTION 2. This resolution takes effect upon signing by the Mayor.
This resolution was read by title only in accordance with Ashland Municipal Code Section 2.04.090 duly
PASSED and ADOPTED this 3rd day of September, 2002:
Barbara Christensen, City Recorder
SIGNED and APPROVED this 4th day of September, 2002:
Alan W. DeBoer, Mayor
Reviewed as to form:
Paul Nolte, City Attorney
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