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Cities Slap Fees on Everything: Flailing Desperation and Financial Hara-Kiri

Faced with a staggering $483 million budget deficit heading into the new fiscal year, Mayor Gavin Newsom and his department administrators hope to plug part of the gap with fees - by imposing new ones and increasing those already on the books. Mime permit: $25 ($15 surcharge if mime breaks silence) Toilet facilities in city parks: $2 per flush ($2 surcharge if you leave seat up) Food service permit for caterers: $150 per event Dispose of deceased cat or dog: $20

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Author states some of these new "rules" are made up.

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