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Jose Huizar
New fees would hold L.A. bar, restaurant developers to their promises
New fees would hold L.A. bar, restaurant developers to their promises

Los Angeles could soon add some city fees to make sure developers of new bars, restaurants and clubs follow through on promises they make in return for getting permits. Neighborhood groups have long complained that conditions placed on new developments to ease their effect on residents, such as restricting business hours or ensuring they provide parking, are left unheeded once the shops or other developments are built. To address the problem, planning officials have proposed new fees for city permits to serve alcoholic beverages or provide entertainment. The fees would fund more city workers to inspect such businesses after they get city approval, ensuring they follow any...

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