Times Announces Discount Parking Ticket Fines
The city says it hasn't publicized the super-saver fine because "this is offered to everyone universally," and most offenders only find out about it when they apply to contest their tickets, at which time they are offered the lower price. This gives the city a double benefit: the overwhelming majority of ticketees pay the full fine, and many who seek to contest theirs are discouraged, allowing the city to cut back on parking judges.
What happens when this news gets around? A Finance Department spokesman says it's unlikely that enough ticketed drivers would request the rebate to reach the "tipping point" that would get the city to rescind it. But with a massive ticket blitz on, citizens may wise up quickly.