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North Bend Proposes SEPA Mitigation Fee for Construction of New City Hall

Posted on Jun 14, 2019 in:
  • Taxes & Fees
  • Industry Issues
  • Advocacy

The city of North Bend is proposing adoption of a general government facilities mitigation fee at the July 18 city council meeting. The city states that unprecedented residential growth and the pace of that growth, coupled with antiquated and decentralized City Hall services, necessitates construction of a new city hall.

The city believes that high demand from the residential building industry, and now from the commercial industry, has strained resources and capacity beyond adequate service levels to conduct business efficiently, timely, and in a space to house adequate staff. The city has accessed several sources of funding, including bonding, the sale of the existing city hall, and savings from several years in the capital fund for the construction of the new city hall, which will be completed in July 2019, but needs additional funds for completion.

The city council will be considering approval of the draft ordinance at its July 18 meeting as part of its growth pays for growth strategy and relying on precedent set by the city of Issaquah, which passed a similar action. Read a copy of the proposed ordinance in support of the fee. 

Contact King County Manager Gina Clark, 425.460.8224, with any questions.

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