20 Nov 2008

Tougher line on requests for parking ticket exemptions

8:59 am on 20 November 2008

Auckland City Council is taking a tougher line with requests for parking ticket exemptions because of a drop in revenue from fines.

The council says fewer motorists are bringing their cars into the city and fines are down as a result.

More disputes are also ending up in court, which are going unpaid, again cutting into revenue.

The agenda for a meeting of the finance and strategy committee on Wednesday outlined a plan to recoup $1.1 million.

Group manager for parking Brian Tomlinson says repeat offenders and those who persist in parking illegally in diasbled car parks, will be targetted in particular.