Metropolitan Pima Alliance proudly announces a significant win for its members. For nearly a year, MPA has led active stakeholder discussions with the Town of Oro Valley on their state mandated 5 year impact fee update process. Throughout the process, MPA, along with industry partners, raised concerns over the proposed fee increases, providing feedback and comments to staff along with writing letters to the Mayor and Council. MPA and our partners final letter requested a 24-month delay to the implementation of the fees.
On Wednesday, June 17th 2020, the Town of Oro Valley voted unanimously to delay the implementation of the proposed increases to their impact fees for 24 months; no fee categories will see an increase. Had the proposed fees been approved, commercial uses would have seen an increase of over 30%.
This fee approval was the final step in the fee setting and concluded the impact fee study update process that began in 2019. Arizona State Statute requires municipalities to update their Land Use Assumptions (LUAs) and Infrastructure Improvements Plans (IIPs), and make necessary adjustments to impact fee schedules at least every five years.
MPA applauds the Mayor and Council for their foresight and leadership in proactively halting the fee increases in response to the uncertain times we are currently facing and that lay ahead.
For more information, please contact Executive Director, Allyson Solomon.