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The affordability debate is heating up again as the city council pushes for a new linkage fee that will increase the cost of development. The development community is adamantly against the proposed fee—which is expected to easily pass. Large commercial and residential developers will be most affected. In an interview with Paul Beard, a partner in Alston & Bird’s Environmental, Land Use & Natural Resources Practice Group, we learn why developers are so opposed to the fee and how they should prepare for it. Beard recommends that the development community “unites in opposition” to the linkage fee, which he believes will pass.

GlobeSt.com: Why are developers so opposed to the proposed linkage fee?

Kelsi Maree Borland

Kelsi Maree Borland is a freelance writer and editor living in Los Angeles whose work has appeared in such publications as Travel + Leisure, Angeleno and Los Angeles Magazine.

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