Fines have been increased for three parking violations in the City – parking in spots designated for accessible parking, illegally parking along fire routes and parking near fire hydrants.
The fine for parking in a accessible parking location is now $450 – up from between $50 - $150. Parking illegally in a fire route will now cost $250 and fines for parking near a fire hydrant have been increased to $100.
The City is very concerned about the rights of the disabled and is confident that these fines will act as a deterrent for those people who may consider parking in these spots.
Safety is a major concern for the City. We want to keep fire routes clear and fire hydrants accessible in order to keep residents safe in our communities.
The fines are in effect, beginning March 14, 2008.