Hilllsborough County Commission Raises Impact Fees
The Hillsborough County Commission voted to raise the county's low impact fees. The primary reason was to help fund infrastructure for k-12 schools in the county. Impact fees are levied against developers to pay for the increased costs associated with development - such as increased strains on transportation, utility, and educational infrastructure caused by the greater traffic and population development brings.
The Kathy Castor (see photo) campaign lost time in crowing about this achievement in improving funding for local schools