Street Impact Fees - Items 73 and 74

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Alison Alter
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Street Impact Fees - Items 73 and 74

Post by Alison Alter » Wed Nov 11, 2020 9:57 am

Dear Colleagues,

I would like to make the following amendments in relation to Items 73 and/or 74 which pertain to Street Impact Fees.

- Banking Definition: http://assets.austintexas.gov/austincou ... 083200.pdf
- Reduction Burden: http://assets.austintexas.gov/austincou ... 083235.pdf

The street impact fee collection rates were set to encourage certain types of retail, like supermarkets and banks, in some service areas that lack those land uses. The first amendment ensures that we do not inadvertently create incentives for the building of more payday lending facilities in those areas, by excluding "alternative financial service businesses" from the definitions of a "Walk-In Bank" and "Drive-In Bank".

The second amendment clarifies that the burden of qualifying for a reduction is on the applicant.

I may have some other similar clarifying amendments when we return for 2nd reading.

Regards,
Alison Alter
Council Member, District 10