Parking Services Manager Rita McNany is proposing increasing the overtime meter fines as a way to increase revenues in 2010 to help offset a $720,000 loss in state aid.
McNany had originally proposed in 2009 beginning to charge for the shopper lots again, but that proposal was tabled at the time.
The new proposal would increase fines primarily for repeat offenders who overstay the time that paid for at the street meters.
The current fine for first through fifth offenses is $21. If the proposal is adopted, the new fine would range from $25-$30. The current fine for sixth through 10th offenses is $33. The new range would be $35-$45. The current fine for 11th through 15th offenses is $57. The new fines would range between $60-$65. The current fine for 16 or more offenses is $105. If the proposal is adopted that would increase to between $110-$115.
Revenues from tickets goies in to the general fund and not the parking utility, McNany explained.