Parking Citations Going Up Further In Sacramento

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(Sacramento, CA)
Monday, May 4, 2009

City council members approved an $8 increase earlier this year.

They’re expected to tack an additional $1.50 to that figure on Tuesday. 

The reason? The state wants more of the city’s parking citation revenues.

The Legislature recently passed a bill increasing state-mandated surcharges for court construction projects. Brad Wasson is the city’s revenue manager. 

“Frankly it caught us, other agencies, our lobbyists and the California Public Parking Patrol all by surprise. Our parking association is in the process of trying to challenge this surcharge.” 

Meanwhile, the average parking citation will go up from about $30 to around $40.