Wednesday, October 10, 2018

LONG BEACH—There's good news today for Long Beach residents who want to pay their municipal utility bills with a credit card—they'll no longer be charged a $3.75 “convenience fee.”

The city also eliminated a 95-cent fee charged to customers who pay with an eCheck.

“Eliminating this charge has been a priority for us and I'm glad we are finally implementing this change,” Mayor Robert Garcia said in a statement. “No resident should be penalized for paying utilities online and glad that past practice ends today.”

According to the city, residents can also pay their utility bills at any CVS pharmacy or 7-Eleven location without having to pay an additional $1.50 fee.

Information about city utility payments is available online at www.longbeach.gov/utilitybilling.