L.A. City Council Extends Fee Waiver for Five More Years

The Los Angeles City Council voted unanimously on Tuesday to extend for five more years a waiver of fees for filming on city-owned properties, including City Hall, libraries, airports and police department facilities.

The fee waiver will be extended through June 30, 2019. The city has waived $1.8 million in costs over the past five years. Some locations, like city parks and the Los Angeles Zoo, will continue to charge fees.

The City Council also approved a series of measures to streamline filmmaking in the city. The Department of Parks and Recreation will look to add more staff to its film office, and the Department of Transportation will look to improve how it hands out street closure and no parking signs. Permit fees for both departments also will come under review.

The council also voted to gather a list of city owned properties available to producers, as well as to conduct a regular survey of filmmakers and producers receiving permits.

The measures passed the Ad Hoc Committee on Film and TV Production Jobs, chaired by Councilman Paul Krekorian, last month.

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