The Sedona Eye and Sedona Times Publishing welcomes the Sedona City Council to respond to this email sent to each Councilor and many citizens including the SedonaEye.com:
Could someone please let me know where in the documents provided below it is stipulated that Sedona’s $1.6 million in development impact fees need to be spent only in Parks and Recreation. If there is no such requirement stated in the Sedona Code where is it stated in the State law? If Sedona has a different regulation tucked away somewhere else, please let me know where and how it may be accessed.
I have provided the necessary State and City related documentation for your reference.
Thank you very much.
City Code Article 8-3 DEVELOPMENT IMPACT FEES
CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT. Land or facilities for purposes constructing or improving public facilities; for transportation and transit, including without limitation, streets, street lighting and traffic-control devices and supporting improvements, roads, overpasses, bridges, and related facilities; storm drainage facilities; for parks and recreational improvements; for acquisition of open space; for public safety, including police and jail facilities; for public buildings of all kinds; and for any other capital project identified in the City’s Capital Improvement Plan or Flexible Capital Budget. Capital improvement also includes the design, engineering, inspection, testing, planning, legal, land acquisition, and all other costs associated with construction of a public facility.
Sedona Development Impact Fees as of 2009:
Arizona Revised Statutes 9-463.05
Development fees; imposition by cities and towns; infrastructure improvements plan; annual report; limitation on actions; definitions
Land Development Code
§ 102 AUTHORITY.
This Code is enacted pursuant to the requirements and authority granted the city by the Arizona Constitution,
Article XIII, § I and A.R.S. §§ 9-276, 9-461, 9-462 and 9-463.
DEVELOPMENT IMPACT FEES ORDINANCE.
Article 16 and shall include the definitions contained therein.
ARTICLE 16: (RESERVED)
Editor’s Note: As a result of the enactment of Ordinances 2006-21 and 2006-22, both passed 12-12-2006,
Development Impact Fees are now codified in Article 8-3 of the Sedona City Code.