GIGER Fee Decision on Hold
Tuolumne County Supervisors have held off on making changes to fees on new development.
Jim Todd is a spokesman for the local building industry, which believes the “Growth Impacts on Government Expenditures and Revenues” Fees shouldn´t even exist. Todd says that people who purchase new homes are paying more than their fair share. But, Supervisor Paolo Maffei says if people who build new homes don´t pay for the cost of more development in the county, someone´s going to have to.
The GIGER fee pays for things like fire protection and recreational services. The lowest such fee in the county right now is about $1,400.
The fee was first adopted in 1990.