Parking Fines Skyrocket In Porkland

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The Porkland City Council increased parking fines in efforts to raise more revenue, even though they deny it. They claim standard fines have increased by only $10, but;

The fine for blocking a fire hydrant increased from $100 to $150

Blocking access to a handicap ramp will incur a $210 fine, up from $150

Parking in a disabled zone without a valid permit increased more than 100 percent, $450 up from $190.

Unlawfully using grannies a handicapped permit will now cost $720, up from $450.

Claiming the increases were not a “cash grab,” officials also expect to generate more than $500,000 yearly from the tax increases.

And, what about all the bicyclists clogging downtown Porkland? Will they ever pay their fair share?

KGW.com

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