Unanimous Appeals Court rules against Concord in impact-fee fights

A unanimous three-judge panel of the N.C. Court of Appeals has reversed a lower court and ruled against Concord in a fight over water and sewer impact fees.

The ruling involves four cases filed by real-estate developers challenging impact fees assessed before 2016. The unanimous panel agreed with the developers that a 1986 state law amending Concord’s charter blocked the city from seeking the fees.

Mitch Kokai / Senior Political Analyst

Mitch Kokai is senior political analyst for the John Locke Foundation. He joined JLF in December 2005 as director of communications. That followed more than four years as chie...