County fees for commissary, waste permits headed higher

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The Riverside County Board of Supervisors approved increasing fees charged by the Riverside County Department of Environmental Health for permits to sell food in markets, operate community water systems, store waste and conduct other activities that require the county’s stamp of approval, but many fees will remain frozen for the benefit of businesses hit hard by the coronavirus emergency. In a 5-0 vote without comment, the board signed off on Environmental Health Director Keith Jones’ request for hikes to raise permit fees by 3%, approximating an increase in the region’s consumer price index last year. “The new ... fees will produce sufficient revenue to support the proposed costs of providing services in the upcoming fiscal year for which (the) required fees are being charge
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