Thursday, September 15, 2011

New Fee From CMPD

The Costa Mesa Police Department announced today that, beginning on September 27, 2011, it will begin charging a $10.00 fee to non-Costa Mesa residents to sign off on any correctible traffic citations. This charge will offset the cost of providing the service.


Any correctible
traffic citation can be signed off at the front desk of the Police Department, 99 Fair Drive, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, excluding all City-observed holidays.

Costa Mesa residents will continue to receive this service free of charge, regardless where the citation may have been issued.

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Anonymous Score one for good guys said...

Thank you City Council for making this happen.

City Council does not get enough credit for the things they have done and are trying to do.

9/15/2011 09:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Youre from what city? said...

"score on for the good guys"...Ha! Really? That $10 fee is going to bring in a ton of revenue..maybe we can hire more consultants or PR guys. CC is just doing what other cities have been doing for a long time. I personally think it should be a free service, but I understand that we need to nickel & Dime those "evil out of towners" any chance we get!

9/15/2011 10:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Mike M said...

So this is our new revenue generator? Gosh, thanks, Council... you guys are THE BEST!

Tongue was firmly in cheek on that one. Was it even the council's decision? I missed that point.

9/15/2011 11:01:00 AM  
Anonymous more stupidity said...

It's about time. But as usual, it is too small a fee too late in the game.

9/15/2011 01:08:00 PM  
Anonymous skelevra said...

Wasn't this one of the 100+ revenue-increasing ideas put to the city council by OCEA members, some 11 months ago?

Wasn't this idea firmly rejected by the city council at that time?

I'm glad to see that they've finally started embracing this idea, even though the council now takes credit for it.

9/15/2011 03:14:00 PM  
Anonymous Riggy and Messy Must Go said...

Let me remind you people who are clueless that the union member suggested this idea along with about 100 others last year and it fell on deaf ears. Before people start giving credit to the councilscum, that list included:

Higher business license fees instead of $200 for bloomingdales to do business, inspection fees, animal control fees. These are fees all surrounding cities charge. And get this people, the union offered a lower tier pension for new employees like Lobdell and Joyce who will be hired soon with $184,000 salaries that Mensinger wants to drop to only get this: $150,000. Wow!!! What savings! Go on a permanent walkabout and leave our city alone!

9/15/2011 04:54:00 PM  
Anonymous Instead of Cursing the Deaf said...

...why not publicize the association's long-rumored, but never-seen list of ways to balance the budget? Seriously, trotting out that old chestnut is starting to make the list's owner sound like Al Gore when he invented the internet.

Also, it would give Jennifer Muir something truthful to write about AND give credit where credit is due.

9/16/2011 12:52:00 AM  
Anonymous Wyatt Earp said...

Instead of Cursing the Deaf, that is a great idea. The problem is council doesn't want the citizens to know what it ignored so it can take credit as it's own idea when an idea is implemented, such as now. One great way to bring in revenue for the city is to use the jail for "pay to stay" jail sentences. The cops have suggested this many times. The city has rejected this idea for years.

9/16/2011 09:04:00 AM  

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