Costs of Growth
Albemarle County Virginia
Counting The Costs & Benefits of Growth
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The study compares the revenue Charlottesville and Albemarle residents create through property taxes with the cost of services the local governments provide to those residents.
This study and it's findings are intended to inform decisions, point out issues, and frame issues for discussion. It's information is intended to be a guide for future policy decisions.
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The study spreadsheets contain the data used in the study calculations.
Appendix 1: How the Study Was Done
The research team used a 12-step process involving reliable information sources and time-proven fiscal methodologies to validate their work.
The study estimates the local fiscal costs and benefits of growth by specific land-use category and illustrates how such cost-benefit ratios can help the localities make better land use decisions regarding potential future growth.