Many small business owners have been financially hammered during the coronavirus pandemic, as customers stay home for health concerns and the state’s past restrictions for much of the public health crisis.
Now, they could be getting a break on millions in fees they pay for health inspections.
County Supervisor Katrina Foley is proposing waiving all county health permit fees owed by small businesses that have been impacted by the pandemic.
The plan, if approved by a majority of supervisors, would wipe out as much as $25 million total in fees.
“When I’ve been talking to local businesses – whether it’s a tattoo parlor, or a nail salon, or a restaurant, dry cleaners, any number of local businesses that require environmental health permits from the county – they’re willing to take any help that they can get,” Foley said in response to questions from Voice of OC at a…