San Diego city council approves false alarm fee increases
The San Diego city council on April 20 approved dozens of fee increases, including those assessed for false alarm dispatches. The city council approved the bulk of the $6.7 million in fee increases sought by Mayor Jerry Sanders in an effort to help close a $60 million budget shortfall in the coming fiscal year. The penalty when police respond to a false burglar alarm at homes and businesses will rise, though the exact dollar figure of the fee increases approved by the city council was not immediately available. The fee increases will raise as much as $2.6 million for the San Diego Police Department alone.