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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.”

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Posted by on Jun 10 2013.
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