BREAKING NEWS Mission Fire burns structure in Tehama County Full Story
BREAKING NEWS Five new Covid-19 cases reported in Shasta County Saturday Full Story

Chico City Council moves forward with proposed development impact fees

Chico, Calif.— The Chico City Council is another step closer to approving a package of development impact fees that would substantially increase the amount developers pay for new construction.

Posted: Dec 19, 2017 10:21 PM
Updated: Dec 19, 2017 10:26 PM

Chico, Calif.— The Chico City Council is another step closer to approving a package of development impact fees that would substantially increase the amount developers pay for new construction.

With every new housing development comes an increased demand on city services, from police and fire, to sewer and roads. That increased use is paid for by the impact fees paid by developers.

This proposed increase in fees now under consideration actually comes in a package of 15 subcategories of services. Prior to tonight's city council meeting, 13 of the 15 had been approved.

Tuesday night the city council added a 14th, voting 5-2 to approve the so-called Sewer-Water Pollution Control Plant and Sewer-trunk line fees.

A remaining sticking point is the so-called variable rate, meaning should a three bedroom home pay the same fee rates as mansions?
That issue will go back to the city finance committee for further consideration.

Also, discussion regarding the Urbanization and Street Facilities fee will be postponed until January in order to allow the city attorney to review legal concerns.

Even when all 15 fee categories are approved, it doesn't mean the developer fee will increase.

The city council will then proceed with considering the fee package as a whole - and then approve the actual increase.

Ultimately, the fee could go up about $5,000 which would be passed down to homebuyers.

California Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 310885

Reported Deaths: 6955
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Los Angeles1274393744
Riverside24765537
Orange22650412
San Diego18863420
San Bernardino18275304
Imperial7759132
Fresno762787
Alameda7485147
San Joaquin627968
Kern619597
Santa Clara5863166
Tulare5678152
Sacramento515279
Contra Costa446088
Stanislaus436450
San Francisco431650
Ventura409353
Santa Barbara386829
San Mateo3846112
Marin336430
Kings285539
Monterey241918
Solano207528
Merced179312
Sonoma156114
Placer102111
San Luis Obispo9054
Madera8578
Yolo83928
Santa Cruz5373
Napa4774
Butte3384
Sutter3374
San Benito3112
El Dorado3070
Lassen2610
Shasta1766
Humboldt1654
Glenn1640
Nevada1631
Yuba1633
Lake1081
Mendocino1070
Colusa1030
Tehama981
Calaveras670
Tuolumne640
Del Norte600
Mono491
Siskiyou410
Amador360
Inyo341
Mariposa311
Plumas170
Alpine20
Trinity20
Sierra10
Unassigned00
Chico
Clear
73° wxIcon
Hi: 103° Lo: 68°
Feels Like: 73°
Oroville
Clear
83° wxIcon
Hi: 104° Lo: 68°
Feels Like: 83°
Paradise
Clear
73° wxIcon
Hi: 96° Lo: 69°
Feels Like: 73°
Chester
Clear
54° wxIcon
Hi: 84° Lo: 49°
Feels Like: 54°
Red Bluff
Clear
77° wxIcon
Hi: 104° Lo: 67°
Feels Like: 78°
Willows
Clear
73° wxIcon
Hi: 106° Lo: 63°
Feels Like: 73°
There is a Red Flag Warning in Modoc county today and tomorrow with temperatures getting as hot as 110 degrees for some in the Valley by Wednesday.
KHSL Severe
KHSL Radar
KHSL Temperatures

Community Events