Linkage fees ease the job opportunities loss in development give and take. Plans to take in all the local workers into the San Diego work fold turn bad each time a developer adds commercial work to a community the labor supply needs, instead, work the average worker can do.
Jobs must be seeded in communities. The typical jobs workers take. Not just jobs good for commercial growth.
The higher linkage fees the city council approved November 4th prevent the loss of productive work located on land the community needs to develop the local work not located too far away to support productivity that depends on the local economy. Workers need both affordable housing and a job in the community. Their base for accomplishing productivity goals together.
The District 7 councilman, after a strong vote against the policy, claiimed it does not help develop a workforce, saying it "will costs San Diegans thousands of jobs annually." Lower fees businesses must pay to settle in a community or expand, make new business work development easier. But, not every new job fits a local plan to use land to house and employ the community's workers.
"It is common sense that we should be doing everything we can as a City to keep jobs and businesses in San Diego, but instead we did the exact opposite," the councilman said. Home territory comes at a taking cost. The land belongs to the community.
Businesses best contribute to a full workforce by proving the value of the enterprise to productivity in San Diego on the grounds a community agrees to share to raise its workforce limits.
The other cities in the county do not use linkage fees that pay for affordable housing development to pay the taking cost. Linkage fees fit int he elected Democrats' plans to lower the inequality in local control over workforce development between lower income and higher income communities.
Fees are not the best policy used to keep jobs in an agreed on place. But, the linkage fees prevent free takings that lower local workforce development activity.
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