Los Angeles Raises Parking Fees, Business Tax

Business tax is going to be 10% of gross receipts. That is a big number!

What is also "gross" is that the same package includes ". . . a doubling of a special levy that pays for trash trucks."

New trash trucks with hydraulic arms are going to be bought to replace all of the present trucks under a new law that mandates use of 60-gallon trash containers. That must be more than a million containers that must also be purchased!

Present trash collection is quite satisfactory, thank you. Why spend all this extra money on new trucks and back-breaking containers? How about spending it on more needy causes or, golly, a smaller tax increase?

FRANK ATHA

Pacific Palisades

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