Monday, May 29, 2017

Important meeting tomorrow: County impact fees. Mundane subject? Think again.

Mayor Pam Triolo has a thing or two to say about County road “impact fees” .
Learn more below about a very important public meeting coming up on May 30th.

This meeting could have a huge “impact” on our little City. And one would think many from the City of Lake Worth would want to get involved and have their voices heard. Consider this timely item:

“At a recent Lake Worth City Commission meeting Mayor Pam Triolo, again, expressed frustration with what are called ‘County impact fees’. These are fees developers, builders, etc., have to pay to move forward with a project. The amount of money these developers, et al., had to pay was not insignificant — dollars that were then sent by the County to communities, some far out west near the Everglades — and the City of Lake Worth received just pennies on the dollar in return. You can understand now the frustration of Mayor Triolo. . .

. . . And you’re probably more unhappy, or maybe even angry, many of you had to vote for a $40M bond to fix our roads.”

Save the date.
Here are the meeting details:

Palm Beach Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) Public Workshop (email the details, copy & paste, send to your friends and neighbors):
  • “Countywide Road Impact Fee System Alternatives”.
  • Tuesday, May 30th, 9:00–noon.
  • Palm Beach County Vista Center.
  • First floor Hearing Chambers, 2300 N. Jog Rd., in suburban West Palm Beach.
“This workshop is being conducted at the request of the Palm Beach MPO Governing Board. The purpose is to consider various alternatives prepared by an MPO ad hoc committee to potentially modify the current process for the collection and distribution of development road impact fees for transportation related projects in Palm Beach County. Any action on proposed changes would be under the direction of the Board of County Commissioners.”