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?