The Los Angeles City Council this week postponed a decision that could nearly double the city’s annual apartment inspection fee.

The council had been scheduled to vote on the proposed fee increase Wednesday.

The delay came after CAA recently issued a letter outlining its opposition to the proposed fee hike. Among other things, the letter pointed to the poor timing of raising fees during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The city agreed to revisit the matter at an undetermined date. At issue is whether the council should authorize the Housing Department to raise the code enforcement fee from $43.32 to $81.59 per unit per year.

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