Fast Focus: 'Should schools collect impact fees on new housing?' Free up schools for education

April 27, 2014 

Do we want the school districts doing community development or the education of youth? It appears Pasco has become a residential community rather than industrial. If the cities and counties have not succeeded in attracting business and industry, is the school district expected to also have accomplished the task? Wouldn't it be helpful to have set impact fees rather than using limited school district funds to negotiate with each contractor? There is advantage to living in communities predominately residential, but it is at a cost.

-- KRIS KENNEDY, Pasco

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