At *Tuesday's City Council meeting, there was a first reading to amend Chapter 14 of the city code, which would allow the city to increase minimum fines for parking meter violations.
Parking meter fines are set at a minimum of $5 if paid within 15 days; the cost is $15 if paid after. The proposed ordinance would increase the minimum fine to $10 if paid within 15 days and $25 if paid after the 15-day period.
According to the document, the fiscal impact of the increased fines would be $100,000 increase in revenue for the city.
Is this plan to increase parking-meter fines reasonable? Why or why not?