What is Measure Y?

The Control Traffic Congestion Initiative, aka Measure Y, was passed by voters in 1998 and again in 2008. It requires developers of five or more dwellings to pay the cost of traffic mitigation if the new homes cause roadways to reach “Level of Service F” — bumper-to-bumper traffic during peak hours. It also applies to commercial projects.

Building industry representatives claim the resulting increase in traffic fees stymied new home construction and contributed to the “McMansioning” of El Dorado County by making moderate-priced housing nearly impossible to profitably build.

Business groups cite examples of new businesses that build elsewhere due to the steep entry fees to set up shop in El Dorado County.

Parker Development spokesman Kirk Bone called Measure Y “the toughest traffic mitigation we know of anywhere,” adding, “We fully intend to live by it.”

Short URL: http://www.villagelife.com/?p=32389

This story falls on page ""
Posted by on Jun 10 2013.
Last Login: Wed Mar 4 14:08:57 2015
Filed under News. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. Both comments and pings are currently closed.

Comments are closed

Recently Commented

  • agrandar pene: I think that everything ssaid was actually very logical. However, think on this, suppose you added a...
  • Doug Lombardi: What is up with the increase salaries? The word is out that El Dorado Hills Fireman (on tax...
  • Elixabeth: I believe a little fact check is in order. Considering she is wearing a green cap and gown, I would make...
  • Susan: Thank you Julie Samrick & Village Life for spotlighting Wally in your paper. He is and always has been a...
  • Joel Miller: Doug thanks for the info. It’s hard to stay updated if the VL uses old news.