Long Beach proposes increasing family beach fees

A public hearing was held Tuesday at Long Beach City Hall.

News 12 Staff

Apr 19, 2022, 4:41 PM

Updated 733 days ago

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The Long Beach City Council is looking to raise family beach fees.
A public hearing was held Tuesday at Long Beach City Hall.
Under the council's proposal, resident family passes would increase from $90 to $115.
Non-resident families would pay $225 instead of the $180.
However, officials say daily fees will not go up.
Some residents showed up to the meeting to express their frustration with the potential increase.
"We pay a lot of taxes already and to sort of squeeze a few, another 25 bucks out of people for something that we go to all the time," says Kyle Pace. "We have no choice 'cause we loved, it rubs me a little bit the wrong way."
Others like Jay Brick say that Long Beach could be pricing themselves out of the market because people could choose to go to Jones Beach and pay by the car.
The city council did not vote on the proposal yet, but it wouldn't be the first time the city increased fees.
It happened in 2016 as Long Beach sought to make up for a loss in operating costs.


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