California Restaurants Want Fee Money Back From a Government That Isn’t Letting Them Operate to Capacity
A group of California restaurants have filed claims to get back over $100 million in various fees paid to state and local government, arguing that since coronavirus restrictions now prevent them from being able to survive economically, they should no longer be on the hook for these government-imposed costs of doing business.
California’s COVID-19 restrictions on restaurant operation vary county by county, and the claims filed this week via lawyer Brian Kabateck involve establishments in Los Angeles, Monterey, Orange, Sacramento, and San Diego counties, with more legal action from more counties threatened.
As reported in Desert Sun via the Associated Press, “state and county governments have continued to charge fees for liquor licenses, health permits and tourism assessments—even though the r
Article from Latest – Reason.com