Anniston leaders move away from license fee increase

ANNISTON, AL (WBRC) - Anniston city leaders are pulling back from a controversial increase in business license fees. The measure would have raised rates across the board to levels comparable with neighboring cities.

Mayor Gene Robinson wanted the increase, saying the current business fee policy is outdated.

People who lease apartments and business properties would have been added to the list.

The increases were due to take effect last month, and drew heavy criticism.