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Friday, January 29, 2016
The Ada County Highway District releases annual revenue and spending report

Garden City – The sixth annual ACHD revenue and expense report, released today, details more than $1 billion in spending on transportation within each city and Ada County since 2001.

The report illustrates generally even distribution of services and projects received by each city in 2015 and over the 15-year span covered by the report. For example, Boise residents received some $41.3 million in projects, maintenance and other services in 2015, while the city as a whole contributed nearly $39 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, 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 in the county last year, generating more than $5.1 million – or better than a third of the total.

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