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Old 01-30-2016, 12:54 AM
 
Location: Carmichael, CA
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The governor recently released his budget for the upcoming year and it includes two increases to the yearly vehicle registration fees. First a $65 road improvement fee, then a $10 DMV/CHP fee.

I just received my renewal notice for my 2007 and it was $112, which is doable. If the budget passes as proposed, it will be nearly $200 next year--that's going to hurt.

Everyone else ok with the increase?
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Old 01-30-2016, 01:00 AM
 
Location: Riverside Ca
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The governor recently released his budget for the upcoming year and it includes two increases to the yearly vehicle registration fees. First a $65 road improvement fee, then a $10 DMV/CHP fee.

I just received my renewal notice for my 2007 and it was $112, which is doable. If the budget passes as proposed, it will be nearly $200 next year--that's going to hurt.

Everyone else ok with the increase?
Lol. No.
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Old 01-30-2016, 06:36 AM
 
Location: So Ca
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What? Is Gray Davis back?
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Old 01-30-2016, 10:23 AM
 
Location: Santa Cruz, CA
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I wouldn't mind paying a little more for road improvements. But that's too much. And during a smog check year, that smaller fee i suggested for road improvement could (should) be waved.
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Old 01-30-2016, 10:37 AM
 
Location: Orange County, CA
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I'd much rather not have to deal with that price increase, especially as my vehicle has aged and the annual fee has dropped nicely compared to when it was new.

But if I were to look at this fairly, I have to at least consider that maybe the increase is reasonable. Perhaps the higher fee more accurately reflect the cost of my vehicle ownership and operation to the state. To me, it is about being responsible and paying my fair share, but determining "fair" requires more information that sounds like it would be difficult to find. What do these fees pay for again? Are we (the citizens of this state who pay those fees) getting good value out of those costs?

If only my salary would regularly increase in large chunks like this.

Edit to add: Where did you hear about the $75 fee? I'm finding local news articles that mention a $65 fee and it is described as specifically directed for road and infrastructure repair costs.

Last edited by DriveNotCommute; 01-30-2016 at 10:39 AM.. Reason: added last line.
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Old 01-30-2016, 10:42 AM
 
Location: On the water.
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But if I were to look at this fairly,
Why would you do that on an internet forum?
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Old 01-30-2016, 11:30 AM
 
Location: Carmichael, CA
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Edit to add: Where did you hear about the $75 fee? I'm finding local news articles that mention a $65 fee and it is described as specifically directed for road and infrastructure repair costs.
The proposal for the $65 fee is on page 87 and the $10 fee is on page 98. The budget is a pdf and is I think 265 pages.


http://www.ebudget.ca.gov/FullBudgetSummary.pdf

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Old 01-30-2016, 01:09 PM
 
Location: where the good looking people are
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Moonbeam 4.0
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Old 01-30-2016, 05:27 PM
 
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We already have some of the highest license fees in the country...

I've paid more in DMV fees than many of my cars cost.

I bought a 1972 Valiant in 1980 for $800... still own it and it's just about $100 a year for DMV

At one time I kept 22 cars licensed and insured... now only 4 are licensed... still have 22 insured.

I trailer my collector vehicles to the shows... save almost $2,000 in license fee now... add another $1200 to that if the fee goes through.
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Old 01-30-2016, 05:33 PM
 
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We already have some of the highest license fees in the country...

I've paid more in DMV fees than many of my cars cost.

I bought a 1972 Valiant in 1980 for $800... still own it and it's just about $100 a year for DMV

At one time I kept 22 cars licensed and insured... now only 4 are licensed... still have 22 insured.

I trailer my collector vehicles to the shows... save almost $2,000 in license fee now... add another $1200 to that if the fee goes through.
Plus the funds go into the general treasury and are spent for something else. Gas tax, DMV fees, etc already exist for road repair and ..... they want more.
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