The Pasco City Council took the first step toward adopting school impact fees Tuesday.
The council approved the Pasco School District's 2011-17 capital facilities plan in a 4-3 vote.
Last week, City Manager Gary Crutchfield told the council that would be the same as supporting a school impact fee, although an ordinance still would be needed to implement one.
The fee suggested by the district's plan is $4,683 for a single-family home and $4,525 per unit in a multifamily project.
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Councilmen Al Yenney, Bob Hoffmann and Tom Larsen voted against the measure.
The district's request for impact fees has drawn opposition from area builders, developers and real estate agents who say extra fees are a barrier to growth and drive up home prices.