Los Angeles County proposes large health inspection fees

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors postponed a vote on an ordinance on April 19 which would have increased food facility inspection fees and the process to calculate the fees. LA County provided very little notice the changes were being considered. CGA, along with other affected industries, have been able to secure a 3-week postponement. CGA is actively questioning the rationale behind the recalculation and increases especially since the County is not providing any additional services to justify the fee increase. Proposed fee changes include 50% increase and in one case a 200% increase as well as introducing new fees for previously included services. CGA will continue to engage the County and question the increased fees throughout the process.