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Scheduled fee increase up for discussion during tonight's Brawley City Council meeting

March 19, 2012|By SILVIO J. PANTA | Staff Writer

BRAWLEY — A scheduled water and wastewater capacity fee increase is slated for discussion during tonight’s City Council meeting.

A consulting firm was hired in the 2010-2011 fiscal year to determine how much developments in the city should be charged to provide water capacity for growth without having to burden already-existing businesses and residents.

Brawley has not raised so-called development impact fees in an untold number of years. Former City Manager Gary Burroughs had said in the past that the city had substantially lower fees than any Imperial Valley city.

The council will also have a public hearing on the merits of applying for a $4 million community block grant to cover housing rehabilitation programs and other civic needs.

If you go

What — Brawley City Council meeting

When — 6 p.m. today

Where — 383 Main St.

Staff Writer Silvio J. Panta can be reached at 760-337-3442 or at

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