LOS ANGELES, CA – On Tuesday, January 5, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors will vote on a motion by Chair Hilda L. Solis, Supervisor to the First District, to provide economic relief to Certified Unified Program Agency (CUPA) regulated businesses by the Consolidated Fire Protection District of Los Angeles County.

“Many local businesses, including those that handle hazardous materials and generate waste, have been impacted extensively by the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Chair Solis. “Per County Code, the CUPA levies permit fees to these regulated businesses, and when businesses are unable to pay, a 40% penalty fee is accessed. To that end, we have a responsibility to help this sector, already struggling from the economic effects of the pandemic, from further compounded debt. My motion will do just that.”

The motion to be considered Tuesday calls for the Board of Supervisors, acting as the governing body of the Consolidated Fire Protection District of Los Angeles County, to approve and allow the District, until June 30, 2021, the end of Fiscal Year 2020-2021, to waive late payment penalty equal to 40 percent of the total assessed fee(s) after 61 days to the businesses that fail to pay the fees due to financial hardship.

You can find the Chair’s motion here.

What: Board of Supervisors Considers Providing Economic Relief to Certified Unified Program Agency Regulated Businesses

When: Tuesday, January 5, during the meeting of the Board of Supervisors

Where: http://bos.LACounty.gov/Live-Broadcast

CONTACT: Kimberly Ortega, Acting Communications Director, (213) 361-6435 or KOrtega@bos.lacounty.gov