Governor Jerry Brown turns to landing fees to close a $20 million budget shortfall. To cope, Brown has proposed to raise commercial fishing landing fees roughly 12-fold with the 2016-17 budget...
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And an update today that "The California legislative analyst's office (LAO) believes the commercial landing fees increase proposed in the governor's 2016-17 budget "may be too large for the industry to sustain"
The CFSB board has also been told that the fee increase will likely NOT be as high as 12-fold, and that the exact amount could be decided very last minute by the governor.
CFSB will work with other ports to voice opposition to steep increases. Senator Mike McGuire of Marin and Richard Bloom of Santa Monica are part of budget subcommittees that have some influence.
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