Since the 1980s, impact fees have been an important tool to fund infrastructure needs created by development. The landscape for local governments use of impact fees in Florida has changed over the past several years. There has been an economic downturn. Legislative and state referenda have limited local government’s
ability to generate revenue to fund infrastructure. Given these new circumstances, does the use of impact fees need to be rethought, and if so how? Given the changing climate in Florida, this session will provide planners and planning lawyers the tools to rethink their use of this critical infrastructure funding tool.