Contra Costa County and many of the cities in COCO County are deferring and even cutting builder’s fees as incentive to kick start new home construction.
We all know someone in our County that has worked in real estate , construction and financial services. These incentive will help get people back to work in one of the biggest employment bases in our area. Besides housing, think of the other areas that will need development or improvement. Roads bridges, schools and other infrastructure that supports development.
In 2006 there were over 10,000 housing starts int he San Francisco East Bay Area. Year to date, there have been only 1769. These efforts by our cities and county are very admirable and shows certain creativity of our government.