Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Impact Fees May Triple.(Journal North)

Byline: Wren Propp Journal Staff Writer

Proposal Targets New Construction A proposal under consideration at City Hall calls for ballooning fees on new construction to help pay for roads, traffic signals and parks, but the fees wouldn't expand for several years.

Impact fees on new construction -- which currently don't include money for police and fire protection infrastructure -- haven't been revised for nearly a decade. Santa Fe also has experienced heavy growth during that time, said Councilor David Coss, who supports the proposal.

"I know that we should have done this yesterday," Coss said.

The current fees also don't include money for the police and fire departments to purchase new, large equipment or build new substations. …

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