While many of the fees impact industries that are often subject to NIMBY land use planning, such as pawn shops or gun shops or skating rinks, other affected entities are somewhat surprising. For instance, the city will now charge non-profits for the opportunity to solicit money from residents.
The increased fees are expected to boost revenues by $300,000 over last year.
From the Contra Costa Times:
The cost of working in Los Angeles is about to get higher for people who need city permits to do their jobs.
From pawnbrokers and gun shops to skating rinks and dance clubs, the Los Angeles City Council on Friday increased the fees on more than 50 permits, including for the first time charging charities for approval to solicit money from residents.
The council approved the package of Los Angeles Police Department fee increases by a 12-0 vote, with officials saying they are needed to cover the city’s cost of processing permit applications.
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