by William Fulton on Mar 26, 2023
Impact Fees, Mitigation Fee Act, Palo Alto
Palo Alto claimed that in in-lieu downtown parking fee wasn't really a fee under the Mitigation Fee Act. But an appellate court ruled the other way -- and now Palo Alto developer Chop Keenan stands get almost $1 million back.
by William Fulton on Sep 18, 2022
impact fees, Mitigation Fee Act, Pismo Beach, self-storage, water
Pismo Beach tried to charge a self-storage facility $1.1 million in water fees. The company wanted to pay $62,000. Guess who won in court?
by William Fulton on Oct 17, 2021
Density Bonus, Housing, Impact Fees, Legislature, SB 35
With dozens of other bills, the Legislature continued to put the squeeze on local governments in the housing arena in 2021.
by William Fulton on May 26, 2019
Alameda, Base Closure, Impact Fees, Park Fees
City can't count cost of aquiring land it already obtained for free from the Navy. >>read more
by William Fulton on Apr 8, 2018
Impact Fees, Santa Ana, School Fees, Tustin
Appellate court rejects idea that school fees calculations don't include interior hallways and other common space. >>read more