Arizona law requires that government entities have standing links on their website homepages to provide information about proposed changes to taxes and fees. When Tempe has such a change to report, it will be posted to this page.
On or after November 1, 2014, the City of Tempe will bring forward a proposed ordinance for consideration by the City Council making certain changes to Chapter 16 of the Tempe City Code dealing with Transaction Privilege Tax licenses. These anticipated changes are being made primarily to facilitate the implementation of sales tax simplification enacted in 2013 via HB 2111 effective January 1, 2015 but may result in an increase in licensing fees for certain taxpayers.
On or after December 4, 2014, the City of Tempe will bring forward a proposed resolution for consideration by the City Council making certain additions to Chapter 29 of the Tempe City Code dealing with annual fees for wireless services facilities in the right-of-way (ROW). These anticipated additions are being made primarily to capture the different types of wireless services facilities that could be installed public rights-of-way and the associated annual fees attached to the different types.
A public hearing will be held on May 7, 2015 in the City Council Chambers, 31 East Fifth Street, Tempe, Arizona at 6:00 p.m. for the purpose of receiving public comment on proposed Land Use Assumptions (LUA) and the Infrastructure Improvement Plan (IIP) relating to Police Facilities, Fire Facilities, Street Facilities and Parks & Recreation Facilities Development Impact Fees. Information relating to these plans can be found at the link above.
NOTICE OF POSSIBLE INCREASE
In accordance with A.R.S. § 9-499.15, public notice is hereby given that the Tempe City Council may consider approving the following fees and fee increases on or after May 7, 2015, but no sooner than 60 days after the posting date of this notice:
The City Council will consider increasing the application fee for the administrative costs of processing telecom licenses from $ 2,000.00 to $ 4,000.00 and imposing the same $ 4,000.00 fee on other right-of-way use applications. This anticipated change is to account for the costs incurred by the City relating to the granting or administration of the applications and the relevant agreements. In addition, the City Council will consider adopting the same linear foot fee for occupation of the right-of-way utilized by Chapter 31-A ($ 2.08/linear foot annually) as being appropriate for below grade conduit encroachments as outlined in Chapter 29, unless a different amount of fair and reasonable compensation for use of the right-of-way is agreed to by the City Manager.
Posted March 2, 2015