Council seeks impact fee bill veto


Cheney’s City Council unanimously agreed to sign a letter from the Association of Washington Cities asking Gov. Jay Inslee to veto a bill that would change how local governments collect development impact fees – fees necessary in many cases to help jurisdictions keep pace with growth generated by the very development on which those fees are assessed.

Engrossed Substitute House Bill (ESHB) 1652 would mandate all local governments, big and small, rural and urban, defer collection of impact fees required under the Growth Management Act until after final sale or closing of a house or when c...

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