|Budget Issue:||The budget proposes to increase general license fees from $12,000 to $13,800 and catering and special event permit fees from $10 to $15 beginning in 2010-11.|
|Program:||Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control|
|Finding or Recommendation:||Recommend approval of the fee increases.|
In recent years, the department has experienced growth in expenditures due to increased assistance to local law enforcement agencies and increased personnel costs. As a result, annual expenditures exceeded revenues into the Alcohol Beverages Control Fund. Revenues generated from the fee proposal are estimated to support department activities in the budget and out-years.