By Adrian Skabelund | Arizona Daily Sun
The fees placed on new developments by the city of Flagstaff could increase almost 300% this year.
The fees are designed to maintain the level of emergency services in the city as the community grows, and according to Flagstaff’s Planning Director Tiffany Antol, those fees haven’t increased in more than a decade.
Working with the help of a consultant, Flagstaff determined it would need to bring in more than $10 million simply to maintain the current level of emergency services over the next 10 years.
About $6.6 million of that would be directed to the Flagstaff Fire Department to pay for six additional firefighting vehicles and 8,000 additional square feet of fire station that the city will need over the next decade.