Newport Beach's higher dock fees anger boat owners

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif.

The city council approved the increase Tuesday night, which will cost the average boat owner a few hundred dollars more each year to 52 cents per square foot.

Many residents are threatening to boycott the city's annual boat parade. The city says the higher fees are fair and reflect the true market value of the Newport Docks.

Those who rent out their docks will pay a higher rent as well.

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