At the April 14 City Council meeting, City Manager David Morgan said the waivers will help small businesses and residents during the coronavirus pandemic.
Late fees of 10% for utility billing, including water, electric, sanitation, stormwater and wastewater, will be waived for the next six weeks. The measure is estimated to save businesses and residents $204,300.
Also nixed will be temporary sign application fees through the building inspections department. Fees range between $20 and $50, and permits will be required, but fees will be halted for the six weeks.
Security system false alarms through the police department, which includes escalating fees starting at $50, will be dropped through May 31, for an estimated savings of $9,000 to home and business owners.
Finally, GoGeo fares and paratransit fees will be waived for the six weeks, at an estimated cost of $1,650.
City Council members passed the measure 6-0.