La Quinta Defers DIF Increase

Great news from our Government Affairs Team! On Tuesday, June 21st the La Quinta City Council voted 5 – 0 to defer the implementation of the increase of its DIF for residential units for another six months.   

The fee deferral represents a savings to the industry in the amount of $3,238 per unit and will be in place until December 30, 2011.    

This is the third extension that the Riverside County BIA has secured for the industry and, as a result, will continue to freeze the current fee for a single family dwelling unit at $4,475.     

If you have any questions, please contact Deputy Director Bill Blankenship at (951) 781-7310 or  

La Quinta Rejects DIF Increase

We are pleased to report some news from our Desert Region. Yesterday afternoon the La Quinta City Council voted 5-0 to NOT impose a $3,238 (SFD) DIF increase. The increase had been approved back in October 2008 but not implemented. La Quinta will continue collecting its residential DIF at the current rate until January 1, 2011. The Council clearly felt that a fee increase in the current economic environment was not appropriate.

Read the Desert Sun article