From Soup to Nuts: Paying for Growth

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As a community adds new development, it must also expand infrastructure and services. That much is clear. But whether growth pays for itself is up for debate. Learn to solve the fiscal equation of growth in this informative session. Explore the impact of different land uses on community revenues, capital costs, and operating expenses. You’ll come away better able to calculate the real cost of growth — and figure out how to pay for it.

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About the Speakers

Rodger Lentz
Rodger Lentz is Chief Planning and Development Officer in Wilson, North Carolina. He is responsible for three city departments: Planning and Community Revitalization, Development Services, and Communications and Marketing. His work includes development and implementation of the award-winning 2030 Comprehensive Plan, center city revitalization, economic development through arts and innovation, brownfield redevelopment, bicycle and pedestrian transportation, and citizen engagement. Presently, Lentz is serving in his second term on the APA's Board of Directors and serves the Board as Treasurer for the organization. The former North Carolina Chapter president, Lentz presently serves on the chapter's legislative committee and on committees of the North Carolina League of Municipalities. Prior to Wilson, Lentz worked for Charlotte, Cabarrus County, and Matthews, North Carolina.

L. Carson Bise
Carson Bise has 28 years of fiscal, economic and planning experience and has conducted fiscal and infrastructure finance evaluations in 37 states, including the State of California. Mr. Bise has developed and implemented more fiscal impact models than any consultant in the country. The applications which Mr. Bise has developed have been used for evaluating multiple land use scenarios, specific development projects, annexations, urban service provision, tax-increment financing, and concurrency/adequate public facilities monitoring. Mr. Bise is also a leading national figure in the calculation of impact fees, having completed over 250 impact fees for the following categories: parks and recreation, open space, police, fire, schools, water, sewer, roads, municipal power, and general government facilities. Mr. Bise holds an M.B.A. in Economics from Shenandoah University and a B.S. in both Geography/Urban Planning and Political Science/Urban Studies from East Tennessee State University. Mr. Bise has also written and lectured extensively on fiscal impact analysis and infrastructure financing. His most recent publications are Fiscal Impact Analysis: Methodologies for Planners, published by the American Planning Association, a chapter on fiscal impact analysis in the book Planning and Urban Design Standards, also published by the American Planning Association, and the ICMA IQ Report, Fiscal Impact Analysis: How Today’s Decisions Affect Tomorrow’s Budgets. Mr. Bise was also the principal author of the fiscal impact analysis component for the Atlanta Regional Commission’s Smart Growth Toolkit and is featured in the recently released AICP CD-ROM Training Package entitled The Economics of Density. Mr. Bise is currently on the Board of Directors of the Growth and Infrastructure Finance Consortium and recently Chaired the American Planning Association’s Paying for Growth Task Force. He was also recently named an Affiliate of the National Center for Smart Growth Research & Education.

Tyson Smith
Tyson Smith is an attorney and certified land use planner serving public clients from his office in Charleston, South Carolina. Tyson is a co-owner at White & Smith Planning and Law Group. Tyson's clients include cities, counties, regional agencies, and states. His work includes impact fees, code drafting, military compatibility, comprehensive planning, adequate facilities planning and funding, short-term rentals, housing mitigation/IHO, and all manner of local government planning challenges. Tyson also is a certified mediator.