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Saturday, December 2, 2023
Dec. 2, 2023

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Letter: Impact fees don’t make sense


I would expect any traffic impact fees would not be applicable until traffic exceeded that originally anticipated and fees paid when Kmart was built (“Living Hope Church wants Vancouver food cart owners to help pay $45K bill for traffic study,” The Columbian, Aug. 18). Surely neither the church nor a few food carts will ever have near the traffic impact Kmart did. The road and ingress egress was designed for it when it was built. The city is acting like this is new traffic the road and access was not designed for. That simply is not true. Fees for new businesses is one thing, but fees for previously approved locations is quite another.

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