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CdA Wants To Raise All Kinds Of Fees

The Coeur d'Alene City Council will hold a public hearing Tuesday to discuss the possibility of increasing several fees for service. The city's municipal service department wants to increase permit fees for everything from signs to daycare licenses, and also public record request fees. The planning department wants to impose a $100 application fee for design reviews on commercial development projects, and the finance department wants to raise garbage collection fees. “We held things pretty tight during the ugly recession years, but the costs have continued to escalate,” said Troy Tymesen, city finance director/Jeff Selle, Coeur d'Alene Press. More here.

Question: Do you think occasional fee hikes by the city are justified?


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