Lynn Segal: Shame on council for linkage fee vote

On Feb. 7, six of nine folks on City Council voted to increase development impact fees from $9 to $12 a square foot. As Councilman Sam Weaver reminded the others, some 900 housing units were proposed for 18,000 jobs in 2025. The city’s own taxpayer-paid-for consultant study resulted in a recommendation of $130-$158 a square foot for affordable-housing impacts fees alone, which doesn’t cover police, fire, libraries, parks and recreation.

What don’t they get about this? I am ashamed at my community. This is a university town, yet simple math eludes them…

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