North Idaho political activist Larry Spencer makes his presentation. (Photo: Betsy Russell)
North Idaho activist Larry Spencer proposed legislation in the House Local Government Committee this afternoon to create what he called a “deferential standard” in cases in which people challenge local government impact fees. His bill, HB 246, was modeled after a Florida law that was overturned in court, then re-enacted, he told the committee; it states, “In any judicial action or appeal challenging an impact fee, the governmental entity has the burden of proving by a preponderance of the evidence that the ordinance or amount of the fee meets the requirements of this chapter”/Betsy Russell, Eye on Boise. More here.
Question: Is it my imagination or is the female legislator next to Rep. Luke Malek, R-Coeur d'Alene, yawning widely?