facebooktwitterRSS
- Advertisement -
- Advertisement -
 

« News Home

Youngstown parking ticket system being overhauled



Published: Wed, April 10, 2013 @ 6:27 p.m.

Youngstown parking ticket system being overhauled

YOUNGSTOWN

A plan to overhaul the city’s parking-ticket system will lead to better collections without adding staff, said Clerk of Courts Sarah Brown-Clark.

“One of the major obstacles” in collecting parking fines is “people have not taken us seriously,” Brown-Clark told city council’s safety committee today.

That’s because the clerk’s office is limited in its authority to go after those who don’t pay parking-ticket fines, she said.

With the creation of a parking violations bureau, tickets would be handled in a way that could be enforced through the municipal court system, Brown-Clark and city Law Director Anthony Farris said.

“We can file civil procedures and garnish people’s wages,” Brown-Clark said.

City council will consider creating the bureau as well as making adjustments to the cost of tickets at its meeting next Wednesday.

“We have a huge number of outstanding parking fines,” Brown-Clark said. “Some are 10 years old and we have not had enforcement.”

She estimated there are about $100,000 in unpaid tickets, including one motorist who owes $6,800. There are several others with $4,000 in unpaid tickets.

For the complete story, read Thursday’s Vindicator and Vindy.com


Don't Miss a Story

Sign up for our newsletter to receive daily news directly in your inbox.

News
Opinion
Entertainment
Sports
Services
Classifieds
Records
Discussions
Community
Help
Forms
Neighbors

HomeTerms of UsePrivacy StatementAdvertiseStaff DirectoryHelp
© 2016 Vindy.com. All rights reserved. A service of The Vindicator.
107 Vindicator Square. Youngstown, OH 44503

Phone Main: 330.747.1471 • Interactive Advertising: 330.740.2955 • Classified Advertising: 330.746.6565
Sponsored Links: Vindy Wheels | Vindy Jobs | Vindy Homes