NEW WESTMINSTER CITIZENS FOR A FAIR DCC BYLAW sign now

Whereas, the City Of New Westminsters population is to grow by 20, 000 people over the next twenty years and the Citys infrastructure is old and failing.

Whereas, twelve years ago the British Columbia Provincial Government passed a law allowing municipalities to charge developers fees to offset the strains on local infrastructure from future growth. For twelve years other municipalities have each recovered many tens of millions of dollars in Development Cost Charges. The City Of New Westminster chose not to pass such a bylaw, and the associated tens of millions of dollars in infrastructure reserve funds.

Whereas, the Coriolis Consulting Corporation cogently and expertly outlined how the City Of New Westminsters ten year old practice of intermittently charging the odd developer $1 000 dollars per suite was woefully low of todays common municipal practice of charging $5 000 dollars to $10 000 dollars per suite.

Whereas, despite expert and well thought out advice, our city has now codified even lower Development Cost Charges to $770 dollars per suite ($230 less than the $1000 per suite that was already $4 000 dollars per suite to $9 000 dollars per suite lower than other cities).

Whereas, ten and tens and tens and tens and tens and tens and tens of millions of dollars that could have been collected to go into financial reserves for; parks acquisitions and maintenance, roadway building and repairs, sewage and water infrastructure upgrades; school site acquisitions; will now not be collected.

Be it resolved that, we the undersigned, demand there be an immediate and comprehensive review of New Westminsters DCC bylaw so that it may accurately reflect the Citys parks, sewer, water, and road infrastructure needs over the next twenty years.


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