That's the Tickets


From USA Today:

Cities get lift from parking fines

By Debbie Howlett, USA TODAY

CHICAGO ? Cities are jacking up parking fines and cracking down on unpaid tickets as a way to raise much-needed revenue.

The National League of Cities says 47% of the nation's cities raised fees and fines last year. Most of the added money came from parking tickets. Revenue from these fines and fees now rivals property taxes as a major source of municipal income, says the league's Chris Hoene.

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Who invented the parking meter? Some say the inventor of the yo-yo and some say this guy. In either case, look upon your work and despair.