City should look at data it already has

(Re: “City officials eye a business fee,” July 20) I can't believe that the city of Glendale doesn't know who is doing business in their city. The city collects different fees for occupancy, fire and business licenses, among others, not to mention the taxes collected.

How does the fire department know which places to annually inspect? How does the city know where to send the bills for these businesses? There must be some kind of database that they work from. If they want to know who to cater to, all they have to do is look at the data they already have.

Dana Bracci

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