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Review of hotel fees delayed; developer 'might reconsider' if Galt's fee too high

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Posted: Tuesday, April 15, 2008 10:00 pm

On the same night the Galt City Council honored two longtime businesses with a combined 100 years of operation in the city, Aman Sandhu waited as his hopes of opening a new hotel in his hometown fluttered with every word of the council, and were eventually put on hold.

"It's been a longtime dream of ours to do a development right here in Galt, the city we live in," said Sandhu, wearing a black suit and gold colored tie and dress shirt, speaking before the council.

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  • posted at 3:15 pm on Wed, Apr 16, 2008.


    Almost $20,000 PER ROOM in "fees" ? what kind of extorting weasels dwell in Galt city hall !! Allocating $100 per room toward the "fee" it would take nearly a year of 100 percent occupancy just to pay the fee. I think this is a bureaucrats screw job. The fee should reflect the immediate impact, taxes cover the ongoing expenses. Get real and get honest.

  • posted at 12:31 pm on Wed, Apr 16, 2008.


    I can remember the days when Cities (including Lodi) were appreciative of businesses locating in their jurisdictions. They recognized the benefits of having successful businesses in their communities and even provided incentives. Now they attempt to balance their budgets on the backs of businesses and make it as difficult as possible to operate a successfully within the City limits. We need to be more "business friendly".

  • posted at 4:22 am on Wed, Apr 16, 2008.


    A little off topic. The Stkn Rec reported this morning that the Lodi CC is considering raising water and sewer fees. For you that may be unaware considering means they've already made up their minds they just haven't announced it yet.

  • posted at 3:02 am on Wed, Apr 16, 2008.


    Lets add some reason here to the impact fees. Since the road use is negligible, count that out. The PD has so little to do that they're at the flea market busting bogus purse salesmen. That leaves the impact on the sewer system. Has the city been charging around 16,000 per toilet for residential construction? Do they ever consider the extra money that will be made by local merchants, and the taxes that will be paid by patrons of these businesses? Other local cities are making monetary concessions to attract business, the powers that be in Galt have no vision

  • posted at 2:18 am on Wed, Apr 16, 2008.


    Any reason why you would start your story with the news that 2 businesses were honored and then not tell us any more about them?



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