Huge Spring savings are here! Save 40% on all unpaid parking tickets! This bargain won't last forever so hurry. It's HUGE! According to the Times Union:
The city will knock 40 percent off the cost of an outstanding parking picket under the program that received preliminary approval from the City Council Monday night.
The city has $562,151 in unpaid parking tickets from Jan. 1, 2009 through March 1, 2016. Plus there's $551,233 in penalties for not paying the tickets, meaning scofflaws owe the city $1,113,384.
The amnesty program has bipartisan support. Mayor Patrick Madden, a Democrat, said it was an opportunity to collect revenue. Republican Council President Carmella Mantello stressed the money would benefit the financially ailing city.
The sale runs from May 1 to June 15 and will be run by a Nassau County outfit Fundamental Business Services Inc.
Some may scoff at programs like this but something is better than nothing. We'd be interested to know who has outstanding tickets, meaning, how many residents versus non-residents, out-of-staters versus in-staters etc.
Some may scoff at such amnesty programs but non-residents are far more likely to pay under an amnesty program than out of civic duty.