Florida cities and counties would be barred from enacting transportation or school impact fees until mid-2015
Palm Coast, FL — November 14, 2011 – Florida cities and counties would be barred from enacting transportation or school impact fees until mid-2015 under a measure filed last week by Rep. Mike Weinstein (R-Jacksonville). House Bill (HB) 603 would prevent the levying of concurrency fees for roads and schools for development permitted before July 1, 2015 and completed before July 1 2016. "I’m trying to help find ways to motivate potential projects and developments to get them off the starting line," said Weinstein, who said the measure would help jump start a moribund construction sector and spur development during tough economic times without completely taking control away from city and county officials. The bill allows local officials to override the moratorium by a two-thirds majority vote of the local governing body.