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Opinion: This Supreme Court case from California could ease housing shortages everywhere

 Opinion: This Supreme Court case from California could ease housing shortages everywhere

Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times

Unfairly assessed impact fees can be a deterrent to hotly needed housing, and a 2013 U.S. Supreme Court ruling mandated that “all permit fees must have an essential connection to the actual impact of a development on city or county services, and a roughly proportional price tag.” But some states, including California and Arizona, allow a workaround with legislation to set higher fees. Now, a new Supreme Court ruling this year could prevent this, and if so, will remove this disincentive to development and attract more investment in housing.

Source: https://www.latimes.com/opinion/story/2024-01-08/california-u-s-supreme-court-sheetz-el-dorado-county-permit-fees-traffic-mitigation

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