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Consultants: Detroit could increase parking fines, crack down on non-payers, to raise revenue
clickondetroit.com ^

Posted on 03/19/2014 3:29:17 PM PDT by Red in Blue PA

DETROIT - Restructuring consultants have recommended that Detroit increase its parking fines for the first time since 2001 and crack down harder on people who don't pay to boost revenue for the bankrupt city.

Detroit Chief Operating Officer Gary Brown is advocating for the changes, which he says would bring in an additional $6 million per year.

"We're a city that needs every dime that we can find. So, we're going to use every avenue we can to collect revenue," Brown said.

(Excerpt) Read more at clickondetroit.com ...


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It costs more in Detroit to issue tickets than the money that is collected from them.
1 posted on 03/19/2014 3:29:17 PM PDT by Red in Blue PA
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To: Red in Blue PA

Just think of it as Tough Love...


2 posted on 03/19/2014 3:32:30 PM PDT by Kenton
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To: Red in Blue PA
"We're a city that needs every dime that we can find. So, we're going to use every avenue we can to collect revenue," Brown said.

I'm tempted to take "visit Detroit" off my bucket list.

3 posted on 03/19/2014 3:32:55 PM PDT by Bill W was a conservative (Profile, detain, interrogate, deport.)
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To: Red in Blue PA
If anyone has three unpaid tickets, they won't be able to renew.

That makes some sense. Part of the problem was that tickets were simply ignored in the first place.
4 posted on 03/19/2014 3:33:20 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Red in Blue PA
Good grief. As if draining income from the impoverished residents who are still living in this miserable city is sustainable.

Behold the bounty that is liberalism.

5 posted on 03/19/2014 3:33:44 PM PDT by Mase (Save me from the people who would save me from myself!)
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$6 million in additional revenue? the city is $18-20 BILLION in debt

This "consultant" needs to get a freaking clue.

6 posted on 03/19/2014 3:33:51 PM PDT by IllumiNaughtyByNature ($1.84 - The price of a gallon of gas on Jan. 20th, 2009.)
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To: Red in Blue PA
It costs more in Detroit to issue tickets than the money that is collected from them.

Simple solution, they should pay the public employees more so they would write more tickets.

7 posted on 03/19/2014 3:35:32 PM PDT by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it, and the Constitution and law mean what WE say.)
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To: Red in Blue PA
Did you see the related story about who owes the most?

Local 4 Defenders: Detroit has $82 million in unpaid parking tickets

Kenneth Nunga from Southfield owes $8,540

Cevonia McClure from Detroit owes $8,575

Blair Dell Mahone from Detroit owes the city $8,740. Mahone is former Detroit police officer.

Thomas Matthews from Highland Park owes more than $9,000

Tanja Cross from Southgate owes more than $10,000

Janice Suber from Detroit owes more than $11,000

Michelle Marlo-Klims from San Diego also owes more than $11,000

Kelvin Cousins from Detroit owes more than $13,500. The Defenders found Cousins’ apartment in Cadillac Square, but were told he had been evicted.

A company, Rent a Ride USA, which is registered in Warren, owes $14,210 to the city. The company is owned by Majed Dabish, who lives in Orchard Lake.

The No. 1 offender who owes the most to Detroit? Dice Global Investments in Detroit, which is owned by Osama Kadi. The tab is $15,355.

8 posted on 03/19/2014 3:38:41 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Mase

You aren’t impoverished if you can run up 15 grand in parking tickets.


9 posted on 03/19/2014 3:39:52 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Bill W was a conservative

Visit Port Au Prince before Detroit.


10 posted on 03/19/2014 3:40:02 PM PDT by Red in Blue PA (When Injustice becomes Law, Resistance Becomes Duty.-Thomas Jefferson)
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[Art.] "We're a city that needs every dime that we can find. So, we're going to use every avenue we can to collect revenue," Brown said.

That's what the Roman treasury officials said, right before the people went underground, commerce stopped, the army went home, ..... and the Vandals showed up.

11 posted on 03/19/2014 3:45:34 PM PDT by lentulusgracchus
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To: Red in Blue PA

There is no future for Detroit which doesn’t involve fewer welfare recipients and more taxpayers.


12 posted on 03/19/2014 3:47:16 PM PDT by PapaBear3625 (You don't notice it's a police state until the police come for you.)
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To: Red in Blue PA

People still drive and park in Detroit?


13 posted on 03/19/2014 3:47:25 PM PDT by Grampa Dave ( Too bad Obama does not take OUR borders as seriously as he does the Ukraine!)
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I think I would write off tickets over 10 years old as a loss and raise the fines going forward while taking licenses from repeat offenders.

After all the tickets were written and ignored because they were meaningless.


14 posted on 03/19/2014 3:50:47 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: cripplecreek
I suppose. For a city desperately trying to get people to visit, and spend, having tickets that costly doesn't seem like a very plausible strategy. It would be interesting to know just what percentage of parking meters work in the city. Not keeping them repaired is an old and well known method for generating income.

Detroit's revenue problems won't be mitigated by anything in this article. The rot is far too advanced. I wish them the best, but they sealed their fate long ago.

15 posted on 03/19/2014 3:58:16 PM PDT by Mase (Save me from the people who would save me from myself!)
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To: cripplecreek
I suppose. For a city desperately trying to get people to visit, and spend, having tickets that costly doesn't seem like a very plausible strategy. It would be interesting to know just what percentage of parking meters work in the city. Not keeping them repaired is an old and well known method for generating income.

Detroit's revenue problems won't be mitigated by anything in this article. The rot is far too advanced. I wish them the best, but they sealed their fate long ago.

16 posted on 03/19/2014 3:58:16 PM PDT by Mase (Save me from the people who would save me from myself!)
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To: Red in Blue PA

If the owners don’t pay the fines, how do they tow a car on blocks?


17 posted on 03/19/2014 4:02:14 PM PDT by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: Red in Blue PA

Can’t they just raze it and start over?


18 posted on 03/19/2014 4:05:55 PM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: Mase

If people pay for their parking they won’t face a fine.


19 posted on 03/19/2014 4:06:10 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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Detroit Chief Operating Officer Gary Brown, what is your annual income and benefits? Just wondering.


20 posted on 03/19/2014 4:12:01 PM PDT by Mark (Obama Care is now DEMOCRAT CARE)
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To: cripplecreek
Yup, and I'm sure the majority can afford to pay for parking. I got a parking ticket in Los Angeles once for using a meter that was busted. I even tried to fight it. Ended up having to pay a lot of money because the city couldn't/wouldn't maintain the meters. It was all about generating revenue. But I'm sure this wouldn't happen in Detroit. Either way, it's straining at gnats given how financially destitute this city is.
21 posted on 03/19/2014 4:13:08 PM PDT by Mase (Save me from the people who would save me from myself!)
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To: Red in Blue PA

Sue the Democrat Party. They caused this and they’ve got deep pockets.


22 posted on 03/19/2014 4:13:37 PM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: fwdude

Nuke it from space. It’s the only way to make sure.


23 posted on 03/19/2014 4:14:23 PM PDT by BipolarBob
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To: Mase

They could just remove the meters and raise taxes some more. That’s sure to help. /s


24 posted on 03/19/2014 4:17:05 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Red in Blue PA
“Consultants: Detroit could increase parking fines, crack down on non-payers, to raise revenue.”

Tell these idiot consultants that people in Hell want ice water. The people in Hell have got about as much chance at getting ice water as Detroit has in making revenue off these increased fines and enforcement ideas.

25 posted on 03/19/2014 4:46:22 PM PDT by MasterGunner01
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To: Red in Blue PA

I don’t go to places that don’t have Free Parking.


26 posted on 03/19/2014 4:49:31 PM PDT by Paladin2
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Mr. Brown - Asshole and stupid too.

Does he think that anyone will open a business in Detroit if their customers can get a $100 or more parking ticket?

Now you know why Detroit is such a shit hole. It started with Comrade Coleman Young and now his successor, Mr. Brown.

Where did they get these guys, “Stupids R Us”?


27 posted on 03/19/2014 5:33:24 PM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: Red in Blue PA

Great solution!

The solution for the left is always more force, more tyranny, more skulls cracked!

Never more liberty, freedom and less government.


28 posted on 03/19/2014 6:36:54 PM PDT by Fear The People (When the government fears the people, you have LIBERTY.)
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To: Red in Blue PA

raise parking fees and fines?
Sounds like a great way to drive customers to the suburbs for their shopping pleasure.
Why would anyone go to Detroit for any reason??


29 posted on 03/20/2014 3:34:58 AM PDT by Joe Boucher ((FUBO) obammy lied and lied and lied)
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