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S. Reens on November 3, 2010 9:25am

I overheard some young women in the parking lot of JPMorgan Chase bank who saw a ticket on her windshield. "Oh %&*#" said the driver....and then she said, "OMG,it's ONLY $5" and started laughing because it was such a deal!

David on November 3, 2010 9:20am

One more reason to avoid shopping downtown. And then the DDA will cry about how the downtown is struggling. And why is the cost of a permit for the deck higher than a surface permit? Sure there are costs involved with deck, but wasn't the deck supposed to be so grand a motorist draw and the solution to parking problems? Seems like just another reason to avoid downtown.

TGB on November 3, 2010 9:07am

So as a tourist, how much do I want to come back after I have paid a big parking ticket? We need to make TC more friendly rather than hostile.

TC just discovered $250,000 by asking Blue Cross to bid on health care... The Road Commission discovered some money in their budget and decided to give some raises.

Do we really need to raise parking tickets and make it ok because the tourists will pay?

RS on November 3, 2010 8:35am

Not sure I understand the math. The cost of a ticket is going to go from $5 to $10, an increase of $5 per ticket. The treasurer "processes more than 20,000 tickets per year". 20,000 tickets x $5/ticket increase = $100,000 annual increase in ticket revenue. The DDA estimates it will only raise $59,000?

bob steinberg on November 3, 2010 8:12am

Yep, raise the fines, then raise the rates on all parking downtown. That's exactly what the outlying businesses want to hear, because they have no meters or parking fines for their customers, and they will welcome all the people that have gotten tickets downtown.

Brian Tennis on November 3, 2010 7:27am

$10 stills like a pretty cheap fine to me.

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