Board raises fees in Pima County

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TUCSON -- Higher fees for child immunizations, dog licenses, AIDS testing and family planning are coming to Pima County.

The Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday to raise an additional $1.1 million for the Pima County Health Department.

At the same time, the board decided not to raise permit fees for restaurants.

A restaurant industry representative told the board the businesses did not have adequate notice of the changes.

County officials said the fee increases are intended to help the health department offset a nearly $2 million budget decrease.

Information from: Tucson Citizen

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