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L.A. Supervisors considering fee hikes

July 28, 2009 7:32:06 AM PDT
You could soon be paying more for everything from spay and neutering services to parking at recreation areas. The L.A. County Board of Supervisors is considering a series of fee hikes.Right now, it's $7 if you park at Dockweiler State Beach and spend the afternoon at the beach, but that could be changing.

According to the Daily Breeze, the fee hikes being considered include:

  • RV First Row Hook Ups: $65 from $45
  • Parking at San Pedro/Dockweiler: $10 from $7
  • Most parking at Marina Del Rey: $4 from $2

The county said the fees have stayed the same for about 15 to 20 years.

The proposed increases would generate $1.3 million this year.

The county does not want to deter people from going to the beach or camping in their RVs, but at the same time, it doesn't to pass the cost along to taxpayers who never come to L.A. County beaches.

Increasing the so-called user fees would help offset the county's rising costs of providing services at the beach, like beach cleanup.

Supervisors will take up the issues at their meeting Tuesday, and they will consider a fee hike for adopting a pet and having the pet spayed or neutered at an L.A. County shelter.

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