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Community Guide to Development Impact Analysis

An excellent first step in understanding a COCS study and how they can help shape your community. Defines the steps of conducting your own COCS, including linked worksheets and in-depth examples.

Topics covered include:

  • What is the cost of community services approach in fiscal impact analysis?
  • How to conduct a COCS study; the steps involved:
    • Define Land Use Categories
    • Collect initial local data
    • Calculate a default percentage for allocation of various costs and revenues
    • Allocate expenditures by land use category
    • Allocate revenues by land use category
    • Compute the cost-revenue ratios for each land use type