A firm has been hired to look at the benefits of imposing a standard fee on new building projects


Published: 20 December 2011 08:46 PM

San Bernardino County has hired a consultant to prepare a study on whether it should impose fees on developers to pay for streets, parks and other improvements.

An 18-month, $391,675 contract was awarded last week to David Taussig & Associates, a Newport Beach firm specializing in public finance consulting. The company was selected by a panel of county officials out of three finalists.

The study will look at how fees could help pay for services including law enforcement, museums, libraries, public works and fire protection, according to the scope of work outlined by the county.

Anticipated growth through 2030 is expected to place increased pressure on existing services and public facilities, the document states.

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