The City of East Palo Alto is considering parkland impact fees on future developments as a tool to increase park space. Impact Fees are assessed on new developments prior to being permitted. They can be assessed for sewer lines, affordable housing units, and for the purchase of future parklands. Affordable housing units can be exempt from park fees.
Why It Matters:
Parks make communities stronger. Parks can improve cities by building community, making areas more safe, as well as providing public access to resources like greenery. When cities become more dense, people collectively need areas to recharge for their physical, mental, and social well-being. East Palo Alto has an opportunity to create more communal spaces to assist with revitalization.
What You Can Do:
- Tell the EPA Planning Commission that you support park impact fees on future developments at their next meeting – Date and time TBD, 2415 University Avenue, East Palo Alto.
- Send your comments supporting more parks to the EPA Planning Commission using the form below.