At Tuesday’s meeting, the Council discussed plans for an eastside police precinct, a concept that has been part of City planning efforts for years. Precincts serve as a closer homebase for officers, allowing them to be more integrated into the communities they serve, decrease drive times, provide resources to the neighborhood, add community visibility and help deter violent crime. An eastside precinct would be in addition to the Pioneer Precinct and the Public Safety Building. The Council adopted a resolution to retain $212,789 of Police Impact Fees in order to preserve options and conduct due diligence for real estate for the precinct. There are strict state rules for impact fees, and the time frame during which they must be spent, which is why the Council held this special meeting and adopted the resolution.
Read the resolution.Tags: City Council, Impact Fees