ACHD Releases Annual Revenue and Spending Report for 2016
Garden City – The seventh annual ACHD revenue and expense report,
released February 2, 2017, details more than $1 billion in spending on
transportation within each city and Ada County since 2002.
The report illustrates generally even distribution of services and projects
received by each city in 2016 and over the 15-year span covered by the
report. For example, Boise
residents received some $46 million in projects, maintenance and other
services last year, while the city as a whole contributed nearly $42 million
in property taxes, gas taxes, development impact fees and other revenue to
the Ada County Highway District.
Although ACHD is a countywide entity, sending resources toward the greatest
needs on the regional roadway system, the spending report provides a
reference point for local officials.
High-growth areas can be seen by the amount of impact fees generated
in each jurisdiction. Development impact fees are paid through building
permits as new homes, stores, and industrial buildings are completed.
Meridian produced the most impact fees from 2002 through 2016,
generating nearly $62 million – an indication of the fast-paced growth
over a decade and a half.
tracks the revenue collections and spending by local government boundaries
from 2002 through 2016 and is based on ACHD’s annual – and audited –
spending reports filed with the State of Idaho. The report encompasses
more than $1 billion in spending.
Voters established ACHD
in 1971 as a regional entity to oversee
the transportation needs of the entire county. As such, the District has not
put much stock in tracking revenues and expenses on a city-by-city basis
because all taxpayers are part of the single, countywide system. Still, over
time, the reports have shown that by responding to the greatest
transportation needs, revenues are spent proportionately across the county.
In 2011, the ACHD Commission initiated the annual jurisdictional
report in answer to repeated questions about where revenues were
collected and expended.
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