Clackamas County held its 7th stakeholder meeting on an upcoming Transportation System Development Charge (TSDC) proposal after soliciting feedback from county residents through an online survey.
The new county TSDC ordinance would address the dissolution of a joint TSDC collection region with the city of Happy Valley, an updated project list and address project credits and payments for developers and builders. Also decided at this stake holder group was a recommendation to the Commission on a simplification of project rates by classification, and what trip adjustments would be used in the methodology. Neither of which made an impact to residential housing rates within the updated methodology. The subject traffic impact, which can be determined using PM peak or Average Daily Trips, would have had a substantial impact to the cost of the system development charge. HBA staff at the discussion advocated for Average Daily Trips as the more equitable factor, which saved each single family home approximately $1100 in additional system development charges.
The stakeholder group intends to meet a final time after Clackamas County releases its final methodology, triggering the 60 day notice period before a public hearing and possible vote on the matter. If you’re interested in learning more about the proposal or potentially testifying, please contact James Adkins at firstname.lastname@example.org.