My agency is working on putting together a regional transportation mitigation fee in an effort to help fund future transportation improvements. I've found quite a few examples of this being done in other counties/regions and the process typically involves coming up with a list of needed/desired projects, finding a nexus between new development and worsing travel conditions in areas that these projects are meant to mitigate, and then assessing a per unit/square footage mitigation fee to be used for these capital projects.
Local electeds are very interested in global warming and green house gas production and are looking for ways for our regional agency to address these issues.
Has anyone heard of some sort of green house gas/global warming mitigation fee program that has been adopted or proposed? Any ideas, suggestions, or musings would be fantastic!