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Implement impact fee moratorium

February 9, 2013

On Tuesday, the Lee County Board of County Commissioners is expected to consider a proposal that would implement a moratorium on most impact fees for up to two years....

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lightswitch

Apr-04-13 3:05 PM

Let's see Tues. April 2nd the BOCC passes the moratorium on the impact fees.

April 1st the paper prints the building permits for Feb which went up 100 units. Most probably in Lee County. Funny 30 days before the passing I guess people were going to build one way or the other. Now look on the internet which counties in Florida that put this type of moratorium in at the height of the Dec 2006 housing burst bubble. Why do we have the stupid people available to run our county and city governments in Southwest Florida? They are always a day late and our dollar short.

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JJSully

Apr-01-13 7:09 PM

If there ever was a good time to tax, ahem, "fee" new homes to the tune of nearly $13,000, and commercial construction and new-use modifications in six-figure amounts for their "impact" on Lee County infrastructure, it certainly isn't now.

The above is being touted as a benefit for home owners. Is anyone stupid enough to think that the savings of impact fees will will lower the cost of a home or improvement. This is nothing more than a pay off to the building trades and developers.

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votethemout

Mar-09-13 3:32 PM

Let me get your logic: (1)there's no proof a moratorium will create jobs, (2)there's a multi-million $$$ loss of funding that must be made up by existing taxpayers, (3) more new homes will potentially drive down the value of current ones, by supply & demand, and (4) there's NO guarantee the new homes will sell & new tax dollars will come in to make up for what's lost by the moratorium.

A MORATORIUM IS DUMB. Just lower the fees some first & see if it helps.

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