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GIGER Fee Decision on Hold

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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.