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A. Unless otherwise exempted by the provisions of this Chapter or other local or state law, a systems development charge is hereby imposed upon all development within the City; and all development outside the boundary of the City that connects to or otherwise uses the sanitary sewer system, storm drainage system or water system of the City. The City Administrator is authorized to make interpretations of this Section, subject to appeal to the City Council.

B. Systems development charges for each type of capital improvement may be created through application of the methodologies described in Section 4.20.050 of this code. The amounts of each system development charge shall be adopted initially by Council resolution following a public hearing. Changes in the amounts shall also be adopted by resolution following a public hearing, except changes resulting solely from inflationary cost impacts. Inflationary cost impacts shall be measured and calculate d annually by the City Administrator and charged accordingly. Such calculations will be based upon changes in the Engineering News Record Construction Index (ENR Index) for Seattle, Washington. (Ord. 2791 § 2, amended, 1997)

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