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California Residents Are 2nd Least Satisfied With Their Homes

California Residents Are 2nd Least Satisfied With Their Homes

Mike LaFirenza Most Americans like where they live, rating both their homes and neighborhoods favorably. According to the latest data on housing from the Census Bureau, the average U.S. householder rates their home an 8.37 and their neighborhood an 8.32 on a 10 point scale. Home opinions can be impacted by housing quality, having adequate […]

Development infrastructure costs subsidized by existing taxpayers

Development infrastructure costs subsidized by existing taxpayers

By Larry Stein The city charges developers certain impact fees for new construction. I contend that the fees charged are insufficient, leaving taxpayers having to pay the difference via General Fund expenditures or debt service on their utility or property tax bills. The following table illustrates the impact 3,000 single family homes with 3,4 and […]