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December 10, 1992
An increase in both residential and commercial developer fees was approved Tuesday by the Placentia-Yorba Linda Unified School District. The residential rate was increased from $1.58 to $2.65 per square foot, and commercial fees were raised from 25 cents to 27 cents per square foot. According to Mike Bailey, director of facilities and planning, the increase would bring the total developer fees to $6,203.65 for an average-size detached house in the district and to $2,687 for an attached dwelling.
March 1, 1996 | MIGUEL HELFT
The Oxnard Union High School District school board unanimously approved a 7% hike in the fees developers pay the district when they build new homes or expand existing ones. The fee hike means developers, who had been paying $1.72 per square foot, will now pay $1.84. "Every little bit helps," Supt. Bill Studt said. "We don't know what the total amount will be."
July 28, 1994 | STEPHANIE SIMON
Convinced that new residential development costs the city more than it contributes, Thousand Oaks Councilwoman Jaime Zukowski has persuaded her colleagues to consider dramatically hiking developer fees. The council on Tuesday approved a study that will identify costs the city incurs each time new housing is built.
February 13, 1993 | JAMES MAIELLA JR.
Simi Valley officials have hired an outside law firm to determine whether developer fees the city charges are justified based on the impacts of development. The City Council this week agreed to retain the firm of Freilich, Kaufman, Fox and Sohagi to conduct the review, which is budgeted at $50,000, officials said. Mayor Greg Stratton said a new state law requires cities to do a more detailed review on how the fees charged to developers correspond to the actual impact of their work.
March 5, 1989
In a dispute over developer fees for local schools, the Lawndale City Council has asked the city attorney to draft an agreement absolving the city from liability in the figuring of the fees. The council also asked the staff to report on what it costs the city in staff time to provide the Centinela Valley Union High School District with the square footage of new developments. The school district uses the figures to calculate developer fees due the district.
April 24, 1992 | CAITLIN ROTHER
The Pleasant Valley Elementary School District will hold a public hearing next month to decide whether to raise developer fees to the new state limit. Officials said the money, used to build new schools, is needed to help solve a crowding problem in the Camarillo-based district's 13 schools. Last year, district officials tried twice to obtain voter approval of school construction bond measures but failed. The school board has proposed increasing the fees from $1.57 to $1.
March 15, 1987 | STEVEN R. CHURM, Times Staff Writer
Supt. Kenneth L. Moffett said last week that the ABC Unified School District may join a growing list of California districts that impose fees on new development to pay for campus improvements and classroom construction. Should the Board of Education approve the move it could have widespread implications for Cerritos, Artesia, Hawaiian Gardens and Lakewood, cities served by the 23,000-student ABC district.
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