Newport OKs Residential Dock Rentals

Posted: January 31, 2013  |  By: Ambrosia Brody [The Log]

NEWPORT BEACH -- The Newport Beach City Council voted to amend the municipal code to allow residential pier owners to rent out their docks, during its Jan. 22 meeting.

In December, the council voted 5-1 in favor of increasing residential dock fees, with Councilwoman Leslie Daigle casting the lone dissenting vote. The decision changed the annual $100 residential pier fee to a 52.5 cents per square foot charge, leading to a new annual charge for a majority of piers falling in the $300 to $700 range. Owners of larger residential piers will pay as much as $3,000 per year.

At that meeting, the majority of speakers supported a fee increase but said the city’s plan was inflated.

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