(A)   This Chapter is adopted for the purpose of promoting the health, safety and general welfare of the residents of the City of Apache Junction by including the cost of infrastructure, improvements, real property, engineering and architectural services, financing and professional services as a result of preparation or revision of a development fee including infrastructure improvements plan:
      (1)   Requiring new development to pay its proportionate share of the costs incurred by the city that are associated with providing necessary public services to new development,
      (2)   Setting forth standards and procedures for creating and assessing development fees consistent with the requirements of Arizona Revised Statutes ("A.R.S.") § 9-463.05.
      (3)   Setting forth procedures for administering the development fee program, including mandatory offsets, credits, and refunds of development fees. All development fee assessments, offsets, credits, or refunds must be administered in accordance with the provisions of this Chapter.
   (B)   This Chapter shall not affect the city's zoning authority or its authority to adopt or amend its general plan, provided that planning and zoning activities by the city may require amendments to development fees pursuant to A.R.S. § 9-463.05.
(Ord. 1521, passed 8-16-2022)