FAIRFIELD — Inaction by the Fairfield-Suisun School District Board of Trustees may cost the district hundreds of thousands of dollars.
The board passed a resolution June 9, 2011, effective for one year, setting the developer fees charged builders when they obtain building permits for new construction in the city.
In June 2012, just a few days after the resolution lapsed, West Coast Homes staff walked into City Hall and paid for building permits to construct 35 new homes in the Garibaldi Ranch subdivision in Cordelia.
The cost of each of those 35 permits included a fee of $3.01 per square foot on each home to help underwrite school construction and other district costs. The estimated total amount of those fees adds up to between $250,000 to $300,000 depending on the total square footage for all of the 35 homes.