LIBA Objects to Impact Fee Taskforce’s Property Tax Increase Proposal – January 14, 2009

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Coby Mach
Lincoln Independent Business Association

LIBA Objects to Impact Fee Taskforce’s Property Tax Increase Proposal

Lincoln, Neb. (January 14, 2009) The Mayor’s Taskforce on Impact Fees has released its report, making several significant recommendations. While the Taskforce made some reasonable recommendations, the LIBA Board of Directors cannot endorse recommendations encouraging pre-approved wheel tax increases and raising the property tax levy. Such unchecked allowances contradict LIBA’s fundamental principles.

This report clearly states that all recommendations “would be the unanimous recommendation of the entire committee.” This was not the case. The LIBA representative voiced objections to many of the final recommendations. The LIBA Board takes issue with the fact that despite dissenting opinions, the language remains in this document giving the appearance of unanimity.