Last week, I had the privilege of joining FHBA Executive Director Rusty Payton and lobbyist Kari Hebrank for a couple days of sausage making in Tallahassee…figuratively of course. We actually spent time shepherding a bill through the process to become law. While our FHBA team works through this process on our behalf on a daily basis, for those of us who don’t it is quite an experience.
By Matt Dixon
12/05/2017 07:19 PM EDT
TALLAHASSEE — A Senate panel drastically amended a proposal Tuesday that dictates when and for what purpose local governments can collect impact fees, tens of millions of dollars of which are paid each year by developers.
Impact fees are collected by local counties, cities or school boards when a developer proposes a major new project. The money is used to make upgrades to roads and other infrastructure to accommodate new development. In 2015, counties and cities collected nearly $730 million in impact fees.
Kari Hebrank and other industry leaders discuss opportunities and challenges facing FBMA members.
Homemade lasagna, salad and politics with Rep. Blaise Ingolglia and FHBA CEO Rusty Payton, GA Director Doug Buck, lobbyist Kari Hebrank & Hernando Builders Association.
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