Charity group Catalyst Stockton launched a project in 2012 to help Stockton Council to reduce the cost of community services
while keeping community centres.
Proponents of land protection point to the fact that conservation can reduce the cost of community services
while providing both indirect economic benefits such as clean water and flood protection and direct economic gains such as increased real estate and amenity values and inputs to the forest and farm products industry.
By contrast, working farms and forested lands generate more in local tax revenues than they require in services (Cost of Community Services
Studies: Making the Case for Conservation, 2002).
Managing urban development does not cause sprawl; it actually curbs sprawl - and that saves taxpayers money by reducing the cost of community services
If they all contributed to the cost of community services
then we would not need the cuts and huge increases that we are expected to accept.