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Detroit to Boost Parking Ticket Fees

Detroit to Boost Parking Ticket Fees
Posted March 18th, 2014 @ 7:22am by The Associated Press

Detroit may increase its parking fines for the first time since 2001 and come down harder on people who don't pay.
The Detroit News reports  hat the recommendations would change the current parking fines of $20, $30 and $100 per ticket to a two-tiered structure of $45 and $150. They're among revenue-generating strategies recommended by Detroit's restructuring consultants.
The proposed changes come as state-appointed emergency manager Kevyn Orr awaits an analysis of the city's parking assets and contemplates spinning off the parking department.
The newspaper reports that the city is paying $32 to issue and process a $30 parking violation. Orr spokesman Bill Nowling says about half of Detroit's roughly 3,400 parking meters aren't operating properly at any given time. He says Detroit has an ``old, antiquated system.''

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