NYC Parking Tickets – Nicole Parker
New York City parking tickets are on the rise.
On Tuesday, April 6, New York State passed legislation that will require that parking citations be issued by a “cybercrisis” company, not a state official.
The city is planning to require the issuing authority to be a “federal agency,” which would mean that the issuing body would be charged with issuing parking tickets.
The state legislature has already passed a bill that would require that the state agency be “federally mandated” to issue tickets.
According to the New York Daily News, “Parking tickets will cost the average person $9.67, a $0.02 increase from the current average.”
The article goes on to state that the bill “creates a system of payment that is based on a formula that is not consistent with a consumer’s ability to pay for their own tickets, as well as the state’s own system of credit card payments.”
New York City is currently facing a budget crisis as state legislators continue to fight over how much more to spend on transportation and other public services, especially in light of the city’s recent decision to increase the amount of money that businesses and residents pay in taxes.
New York Mayor Bill de Blasio has said that the city will raise taxes to “keep up with the needs of our residents” by increasing the minimum wage, which currently stands at $11.50 per hour.
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has said in recent days that the new legislation will be “prohibitively expensive” and “inadequate” to provide “the basic services” that New Yorkers deserve.