Santa Maria, CA (January 14, 2004)--ENG and other types of media vehicles will feel the most recent Michael Jackson scandal in their wallets. According to a story in The Lompoc Record, Santa Barbara County, where the star will be arraigned on Friday, will charge $250 daily in media parking fees. This is to offset an estimated $75,000 in costs due to Jackson's arraignment. The only exception to the rule is local media outlets with small vehicles.
The Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors approved the temporary fees, effective through Sunday, on Tuesday in Santa Maria. They are designed to cover costs including staff time related to the parking plan, police and maintenance staff, garbage, and security services.
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