The Perspectives oflm pacted Stakeholder Groups Toward Park and Recreation Exactions


  • John L. Crompton


Park and recreation exactions, mandatory dedication, fees in lieu, impact fees, stakeholders' perspectives, development.


Three main forms of development exactions are used to acquire and develop recreation and park resources. They are land dedication, fees in lieu, and impact fees. Each of these is described and the bases for legal challenges to exactions are briefly reviewed. The focus is on articulating the perceived merits and demerits of exactions from the perspectives of each of the four major stakeholders impacted by an exaction decision: local government officials, developers, new residents moving into a community, and existing residents. Elucidation of the range of perspectives which may be adopted by each of the stakeholder groups may better equip administrators to respond to controversy that is frequently associated with exaction decisions.





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