THE COSTS OF GROWTH
Models, Methodologies, and Revenue
(Adode Acrobat required)
This workshop explores the issues of jurisdictional
cash flow and balancing the books in light of rapid and continuing
growth pressures. The
materials explore such issues as:
Does growth pay its own way?
What are fair and reasonable allocations of growth
costs between the existing population and newcomers?
Are current impact fees linked to current
Are we linking impact fees to budget needs and doing
that in a defensible fashion?
What does current legislation and statutory language
imply, and what does the future hold for impact fees and
What is the footprint that a new resident, or
increased visitation, leaves on our jurisdictions and
watershed? Are we
calculating in the costs of growth to recreation, schools, public
lands, affordable housing, fire protection, law enforcement,
The workshop is designed to provide information and
support for local policy makers and key staff responsible for making
budgetary decisions, setting fees and exactions, and the planning
and legal staffs that must defend those decisions.
workshop hopes to set a regional context for a discussion of costs,
methods of dealing with growth impacts, and hopefully lead to a
refinement of our local policies in light of legislative and legal
Sponsored by the Watershed Collaborative, a working group of
staff, managers and planners in the Roaring Fork and Colorado Watershed
dedicated to building better shared information and tools among all
jurisdictions between Aspen and Parachute. Additional funding and support
is provided by the Sonoran Institute,
the National Association of Counties, the Doris Duke
Charitable Foundation, the David and
Lucile Packard Foundation, Healthy Mountain Communities, the City of
Glenwood Springs, the White River National Forest and Garfield
For more information about the
Watershed Collaborative click here.