Harbor mooring decreased fees have been proposed by the Harbor Commission at the Newport Beach City Council meeting, although a future meeting and vote will formalize the lowered fee rate.
According to the Daily Pilot, “The Harbor Commission recommended the council reduce the city’s annual permit fee for offshore moorings by half from $55.43 per foot of a boat to $25 per foot. However, after two hours of discussion the council voted unanimously to direct staff to craft a resolution that would reduce the fee to $35 per foot of a boat.
“Onshore mooring fees would also be reduced from $27.71 per foot of a boat to $12.50 per foot, under the commission’s proposal.” (Daily Pilot. “Mooring fees could drop in Newport harbor, but not by half”. 16 June 2015. www.dailypilot.com/news/tn-dpt-me-0617-newport-council-20150616,0,1530307.story)
This reduced rate will come five years after the council had nearly tripled the mooring fee costs in 2010 (fees that had not been increased since 1996, when the moorings’ fair market value had last assessed, before the 2010 assessment).
Interested in learning more about the latest city council meeting and decision? Read the Daily Pilot’s article on this here: “Mooring fees could drop in Newport harbor, but not by half”.