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Believe it or not, one Tri-Counties city is making it cheaper to do business in the community

Goleta is cutting its business license fees.

We constantly hear about everything becoming more expensive. A city in the Tri-Counties is doing the exact opposite, lowering its business license fees.

Starting next month, Goleta is reducing fees for businesses which have a fixed location in the city from $241 to $137.

Businesses which operate in the city, but don’t have a fixed location like plumbers will also see a drop. Those licenses will go from $241 down to $57.

Goleta officials say they’ve been able to streamline their business licensing process, which is saving money. They say the fees aren’t a tax, and are intended to cover the cost of issuing them, as well as reviews for compliance.

Lance Orozco has been News Director of KCLU since 2001, providing award-winning coverage of some of the biggest news events in the region, including the Thomas and Woolsey brush fires, the deadly Montecito debris flow, the Borderline Bar and Grill attack, and Ronald Reagan's funeral.