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Lodi City Council discusses developer fees

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Posted: Wednesday, March 28, 2012 12:00 am | Updated: 8:04 am, Wed Mar 28, 2012.

City officials spent Tuesday morning's study session reviewing proposed fees that developers will have to pay if they want to build in Lodi.

The Lodi City Council started the process of revising developer impact fees in March 2011. They hired a consultant to evaluate each individual fee and make changes when necessary.

City staff said they are using the opportunity to evaluate the fees while building is slow. Public Works Director Wally Sandelin said the city does not expect significant development to return to the city until 2015.

The council looked at fees for police and fire, streets, sewer, Art in Public Places, water and Lodi Electric Utility.

John Beckman, president of the Building Industry Association of the Delta, said the city should look into lowering fees in this economy to spur growth.

"I would venture to say that other cities are trying to speed up the process and lower fees, and I would ask the city of Lodi to consider doing the same," Beckman said.

The city plans to hold a public workshop in the spring where residents will be able to review various master plans and fee proposals. Draft master plan and fee documents are also available for review by the development community at City Hall.

The city will have a final shirtsleeves meeting to discuss the fees at the 7 a.m. meeting on June 12 and possibly adopt them at the 7 p.m. meeting on June 20.

Contact reporter Maggie Creamer at maggiec@lodinews.com. Read her blog at www.lodinews.com/blogs/citybuzz.

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