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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?

I strongly support fair strong parkland dedication fees and would oppose any effort to weaken or reduce them during the Land Development Code update or at any other time. It is entirely fair to ask new development to assist with the needs for parks that come with the development.

As noted above, as a Council Member, I played a key role in initiating a long overdue update to the fees. It is critical that we evaluate these fees every three years, as the development environment changes quickly, and look for opportunities to realign and strengthen them.