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Parkland dedication fees are one mechanism by which the city funds park acquisition and improvements. What is your stance on parkland dedication fees, and are you in favor of maintaining them during the Land Development Code updating process?

Rich DePalma

City Council, District 8

I helped pass the current parkland dedication ordinance. It was done by
bringing diverse interests together. This was not easy work and a state
legislative bill was filed to remove the ordinance. I defended the ordinance
at the state legislature during the last legislative session. I support parkland
dedication fees and always want to evaluate ordinances to determine if
modifications need to be made based on how the ordinance performs.
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