Those who wish to appeal Assembly decisions will have to pay twice as much to do so, now that a resolution has been passed changing the fee from $250 to $500.
At its Monday meeting, the City and Borough of Juneau Assembly voted to increase the fee in hopes of recouping some of the losses the city incurs when appeals are filed.
The fee of $250 hadn’t been increased in 18 years. Mayor Merrill Stanford said each appeal filed with the city costs anywhere between $300 and $1,600 in document copying alone.
“We should be recouping some of our expenses,” he said.