Colorado may trade restaurant grades for higher inspection fees

March 29, 2016

When inspection fees are not increased on a regular basis to keep up with increasing costs, restaurants often don’t get inspected as well or as often.

Colorado is one state trying to catch up, but support from the industry is not coming without a price. A 14-page bill sent to the House Business and Labor Committee on March 24 would increase fees used to hire restaurant inspectors.

It would raise the money needed by county and district health departments to catch up on inspections, apparently with the support of the powerful Colorado Restaurant Association,

But to get the money from…