The shyster and hard-up-for-money City of Scottsdale is raising what they call 'impact fees' on builders.
Impact fees cover the city's cost to expand water and sewer lines and service. Costs for water and water resources for 1,000 square feet in that area, known as Zone A, would increase from $949 to $2,754. Sewer fee costs in the same area would rise from $480 to $2,611.
But, there are two little problems here with Scottsdale's fee increase:
1. These are not fee hikes on builders; builders admittedly and readily pass them on to home buyers.
2. We all know this has *nothing* to do with infrastructure costs. In reality, the City of Scottsdale is seriously hard-up for money thanks to their failing photo radar program, plummeting sales tax revenue now that the Scottsdale phonies can't buy new cars anymore, and the fact that nearly half of property tax bills are going unpaid this year since Scottsdale's fake broke-ass residents can't afford to pay.
Yep, it looks like we've got just another scam on our hands to extort money from citizens without choice or representation. Typical Scottsdale.