The City Council has raised fees for business licenses for the first time in 20 years, bringing the fees closer to the county average fee schedule.
The measure approved 3 to 2 last week doubles business fees across the board. Annual revenue from the fees will increase from $300,000 to $600,000, Finance Director Alan Murphy said.
The average business license will go from $25 to $50 beginning in January, and the per employee fee will go from $5 to $10.
A city survey of fees in 51 cities in the county revealed that Arcadia’s fee schedule was in the bottom 10%.