City of Atlanta Impact Fee Hike Pulled from Agenda
At our Regional Meeting on August 23, Mayor Kasim Reed announced that he did not support the raising of impact fees in the city of Atlanta. Subsequently, Atlanta’s Department of Planning and Community Development has pulled the plug on a public hearing to discuss a massive hike in impact fees on development.
The hearing was advertised to be held on August 28, 2012, during a meeting of the City Council's Community Development/Human Resources Committee. DPCD Deputy Commissioner Terri Lee said that the department removed the hearing from the agenda. She further stated that the department is recommending that no vote be held and that the proposal continue to be held by the committee.
The Greater Atlanta Home Builders Association, along with our coalition partners, have been meeting with administration officials and City Council members about this ordinance over the past few weeks to express our industry’s concerns about the proposed increase in fees and the city’s failure to address administrative problems in the impact fee program.