hydrangea blossoming

hydrangea blossoming
Hydrangea on the Edge of Blooming

Monday, March 11, 2013

Paying for Infrastructure

I was thinking today about the fact that the Water District gets to charge new homes a sizable amount of money for the installation of a new water meter.  Except it isn't for the installation: it is for the new building's contribution to the infrastructure that already exists for water delivery and that the rest of the existing buildings have already helped to pay for.

And that is okay; I get that.  But why don't the other Districts get to do something like that?  What about the Fire District's infrastructure spending (including training and equipping the fire volunteers and EMT's)?  What about the Hospital District's administrative infrastructure?  What about the Park &Recreation District's Baker Field and Community Center and Julius Firehall infrastructure?  How come every new building doesn't have to pay into those funds, too?

Just asking...

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