A decision that could upset real estate developers or hurt city finances is before Sudbury city council tonight.

Councillors will vote on the new development charges rates for the next 5 years.

Builders in the city are urging the city to freeze the fees, arguing that an increase will scare business away.

Councillors will consider a few different options, including freezing the development charges for the first year and then phasing in the increase.

Also, on the agenda tonight is a report on Mayor Marianne Matichuk's proposal to hire an integrity commissioner and a presentation from the city's greenspace advisory panel.

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