It’s definitely good news that could be coming out of the Bend City Council meeting tonight. Transportation Engineering Manager Nick Arniss says they have found new ways to recalculate just how much funds they need to complete city projects; and as a result: "The fees resolution for Transportation System Development charge fees have gone down slightly, based on new methodology that they accepted at the previous Council meeting. And they go down just a bit, not much, but they stay about the same or they go down by about $10 or $20." Arniss says since building has really slowed over the past several years. They wanted to find ways to take the pressure off builders. Transportation System Development charges are applied to new developments and projects within the City. Arniss says they have periodic reviews of the SDC rates to keep them in line with current construction trends.