July 2010.

Councilman Rosansky says Newport’s costs are going up, but not revenues.


NEWPORT BEACH — With harbor mooring administration costs nearly tripled from previous years, a third dredging project on the horizon and revenues in the city still down, city officials said it’s time for Newport Harbor users to pay the piper.

“The harbor fees, some of them haven’t been changed in decades,” said Councilman Steve Rosansky. “I don’t feel we’re doing a good job as a city if we’re not keeping pace with what the market tells us is the fair value of the services.”

Though fees vary, one example of the varied pricing is $5, the lowest cost for an overnight mooring. Fees haven’t been raised in about 20 years.