Wednesday, July 19, 2023

About Those Parking Revenues

At the informal meeting of the Common Council last week, city treasurer Heather Campbell reported that revenue from parking fines was below expectation. She accounted for this by saying there had been a reduction in number of parking tickets issued because the Parking Bureau was short staffed.

Last night, at its regular meeting, the Common Council unanimously passed a resolution intended to remedy the problem. As an incentive to keep current officers on the job and interest others in wanting the job, the hourly wage for parking enforcement officers is being increased from $15 to $20. The increase takes effect on August 1, 2023.

1 comment:

  1. If Heather claimed that the Parking Bureau was short staffed, she would be mistaken. The parking enforcers work for HPD and their wages are part of HPD's budget. Part of the problem is that no one, including maybe even the enforcers, know who the enforcers work for. This is a sure sign of dysfunction. Creating a Parking Bureau that handles all things parking (rather than just collecting the ticket money, as is the case now) and that the enforcers report to, will help to tame the dysfunction. Maybe.