Chula Vista City Council voting on controversial rental car fee

CHULA VISTA, Calif. (KGTV) - The Chula Vista City Council is expected to vote Tuesday on whether to support a rental car fee that has caused some controversy.

The Port of San Diego is looking to implement a $3.50 fee for those who rent cars within the Port’s district, including San Diego’s Lindbegh Field.

Money generated by the fee would help pay for a parking structure that is part of the Chula Vista Bayfront hotel and convention center project. The 1,600-space parking garage would cost about $40 million to build.

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The Port of San Diego’s board voted to begin collecting money earlier this year, which they said is authorized by state law.

However, the San Diego Airport Authority and rental car companies Hertz and Enterprise have filed a lawsuit to stop the fee from taking effect.

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Airport Authority officials said their group has power to determine who pays what fees at its facility.

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