Save Maui's Ocean Sports Schools from 400% Fee Increase
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The Mayor's FY2018 budget includes a 400% increase for county beach access permits for Ocean Sports Schools for SCUBA, Surfing, Kayak, Windsurfing, Snorkel, Kiteboarding, and Outrigger Canoe paddling (CORA stands for Commercial Ocean Recreation Activity). CORA Schools provide safety education, and professional guidance that keeps participants and our oceans safer. This Fee increase threatens the existence of many established business and puts many jobs at risk. At the every least it would drastically diminish their ability to provide quality instruction for locals and visitors. CORA fees have already risen by huge amounts over the years while all other types of permit's fees have remain static. The County has not spent the over $500,000.00 it has already collected from these Fees and has no plans to do so. So raising fees now is totally unjustified. Please tell the County that you support the CORA schools, and that you oppose the proposed 400% Fee increase in the Budget. Please tell them “I oppose any increase in CORA fees”.
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