Bridgeport may raise cash by increasing fees

BRIDGEPORT - (AP) - Bridgeport officials are looking at raising more fees for all sorts of services to make a dent in a projected $20 million deficit.

The proposed increases include charging owners $150 when theirdogs leave a mess on a sidewalk or if they are found roaming atlarge.

Proposals also included increasing fees for loitering, carryinga weapon, selling live poultry, building new sidewalks, erectingsigns and parking violations.

Last month, the City Council agreed to increase more than 130fees and fines in an effort to pump an estimated $1.5 million intothe city's budget.

Those fees included higher costs for business licenses, parkingviolations, contractor licenses, building permits, burglar alarmsand massage and barbershop licenses.

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

Max Antoine, 33, was shot and killed early 1 Family urges Stamford man's killer to surrender to police
The state's attorney's office called Jheison Callecastro, 21, 2 Suspect in police chase appears in court
State and local leaders kicked off a city-wide 3 Bridgeport kicks off anti-litter campaign
One person has been pronounced dead after an 4 Police: 1 person killed in Bridgeport shooting
Police say a man and woman from New 5 Police: Couple steals $30K in supplies from Home Depot

advertisement | advertise on News 12


Focus on Connecticut Focus on Connecticut

Features local, state and federal officials discussing the issues around southwestern Connecticut.

Celebrates African-American culture in southwestern Connecticut. Our Lives

Celebrates African-American culture in southwestern Connecticut.

Each week News 12 Connecticut introduces you to Hometown Hero

News 12 highlights people who give to the community.

We spotlight a local team each week. Connecticut Team of the Week

Each week News 12 Connecticut highlights a team from a local school.

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.