Parking Fines to Double

By: KKTV Email
By: KKTV Email

Don't let that meter run out! Parking fines in Colorado Springs are set to increase on March 2, 2009.

Beginning next month, shoppers downtown and throughout the city will want to watch the clock in order to save their wallet! The fines for an expired meter (violation 10.15.104C) at all city-owned meters will increase from $10 to $20.

The municipal court took other cities into consideration before making the decision. They say other communities charge the following: Arvada ($15), Boulder ($15), Denver ($25), Englewood ($20), Pueblo ($25), and Wheat Ridge ($15).

The city says $522,383 was collected in 2008 for metered parking violations.

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  • by Ann on Feb 27, 2009 at 10:24 AM
    ohhh goodie, more money for city council to missmanage and/or line their pockets. I have a resolution "stop doing business downtown"
  • by Wayne on Feb 26, 2009 at 10:32 AM
    Now this an area where the government should focus on increasing revenue. Parking fines, speeding fines - these are valid ways to earn cash instead of raising vehicle fees and tire disposal fees.
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