Legislation targets unpaid fines
The law allows for civil lawsuits against municipalities for unpaid fines. The fines carry a maximum penalty of $750 per violation; it’s the individual who needs to pay the most.
“It doesn’t provide for just a fine, it also 실시간 카지노provides for a civil suit against the municipality for damages,” said the city manager, John Carlin. Carlin is on leave from his job.
The City of Spokane has collected $19,000 in fines since 2002, according to the Spokane Municipal Justice Unit. More than $20,000 in unpaid fines have been collected in 2015 alone.
“It’s a pretty easy thing to start an administrative procedure to say you’re going to take it away from t천안안마hem because it violates the law, because they can’t afford it and because there’s no other options,” said Councilman Peter Wirth, who supports legislation 슬롯 머신to do something about unpaid fines.
Wirth said it’s unfair that the city needs to get rid of the fine collector.
“You’re actually sending a signal to an estimated 400,000 people that this is acceptable, and they need to pay attention,” he said.
Councilman Richard Vass was the second-longest-serving council member. He is also on leave from his job because of his ongoing legal cases. He’s also been an outspoken opponent of the $500 fee.
In 2009, Vass opposed a $1 fee in Spokane for all city employees; he believes the fee is being used to discourage people from paying.
“You’re not paying money for parking. You’re not paying money for a parking space. You’re paying for your city employee to do something other than park their car in the middle of the night in public,” he said.
Vass says he believes residents should pay $50 […]