Chair Hilda L. Solis’ Statement on Providing Economic Relief to Certified Unified Program Agency Regulated Businesses

LOS ANGELES, CA – The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors today approved a motion authored by Chair of the Board Hilda L. Solis, Supervisor to the First District, which provides 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 does just that.”

The motion directs the Board, 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.

To view the motion, visit http://file.lacounty.gov/SDSInter/bos/supdocs/151632.pdf.

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

2021-01-05T12:17:53-08:00January 5th, 2021|COVID-19, In the news, Press Release|