By Ryan McCarthy
An increase in development fees to $4.99 a square foot – and a study justifying the boost – won unanimous approval Thursday by Fairfield-Suisun School District trustees after a developer’s representative and an attorney for builder A.G. Spanos Companies said the study is inadequate.
Fees are now $3.77 a square foot for residential building permits. The increase is effective Friday.
Bryan Wenter, representing Stockton-based Spanos, asked trustees to delay a decision and allow a more fair fee that complies with state law. He said problems include publishing notice of the fees on the Memorial Day holiday, which Wenter said violates state law.