The Fountain Valley City Council voted Tuesday night to add a fee to drivers who get their cars impounded for having a suspended license or none at all.
The council unanimously approved a resolution to add a $53 fee onto people going through an administrative hearing after having their cars impounded for 30 days for driving with no license or a suspended one. Councilman Guy Carrozzo was absent.
The hearing gives individuals the chance to appeal the impoundment to a traffic sergeant.
The fee will allow Fountain Valley to recoup the costs city personnel spend preparing for and assisting people going through the hearing process, said Police Chief Paul Sorrell.