Changes to Menlo ParK fees for community services such as gymnastics classes, afterschool programs and facility rentals will add approximately $178,125 to the city's annual revenue.
The City Council voted 4-0 on April 2 to approve the increases and also added a new permit fee of $135 for food truck vendors.
Councilman Rich Cline asked staff how the city planned to enforce the food truck fees, given the mobility of the vehicles. Staff said that the city would likely conduct random inspections and respond to complaints.
Increases to various project fees, including heritage tree removal and traffic impact fee appeals, may be used in part to fund a mediation program as suggested by Vice Mayor Ray Mueller, who said he wanted a way for project applicants and residents to talk face to face about controversial projects without disagreements becoming "another world war."
While some increases took effect immediately, other fees will go up starting July 1, according to staff.
See a complete list of fee changes here.