Continuing the series of changes going on at the PPA (giving dollars back, being nice, focusing on writing accurate tickets), ticket agents will soon be taking pictures of the license plates of cars they are writing tickets for. Starting in 6 months, according to Fox29, cars parked illegally or in handicap spots will likely have their plate’s picture taken, presumably to cut down on human error in reporting plate numbers.
And on the less helpful side of the PPA, a bill passed in City Council back in June that would add a $4 surcharge to to cost of a parking ticket to raise extra money for the Parks & Recreation department and the PPA. But according to The Inquirer, the bill hasn’t gone into effect because Mayor Nutter hasn’t signed it. His spokesman told the Inky that, “the city solicitor does not believe it complies with state law on how revenue from the Philadelphia Parking Authority must be allocated.” Yeah, plus those $4 should stay in our pockets, considering what we already pay for staying 5 minutes past time in a 2 hour zone.