I'm a little behind, so here are some thoughts on the Daily Journal piece from two days ago that broke the story:
In an effort to offset escalating costs caused by projected enrollment hikes, officials in the Burlingame Elementary School District are considering increasing the fees charged to developers building new homes and office space in the area.
District officials are recommending the Board of Trustees approve hiking the fees for developing residential property to $3.36 per square foot and commercial or office space to 54 cents per square foot, at the meeting Tuesday, March 10.
I'll do the math for you since Austin Walsh didn't--that's 13% on residential and 15% on office/commercial. Since I cannot recall these ever being raised, this doesn't seem usurious. But the real interesting bit was this
Over the next five years, the district expects 125 units of housing will be built in Burlingame, which should bring 50 elementary school students and 13 middle school students to the district, according to the report.
That has to be a miscalculation. Half-a-kid per "unit" some of which will be McMansions seems low to me. What do you all think? If half of the development Russ predicts happens in the next five years, the 125 unit estimate will be low....and water will get REALLY EXPENSIVE if EssEff continues to agree to sell it to us at all.