Parking Ordinance Could Mean Extra Revenue
Parking fines are a pain to pay but they could help Bangor.City councilors are supporting a plan that would keep money collected from drivers who illegally park in spaces reserved for handicapped motorists.As it stands now, that money goes to the state.Each ticket can cost a driver as much as $200. On Tuesday, the Government Operations Committee discussed an ordinance change that would keep that money in the Queen City.”If we enforce this the right way, it will now go into the city of Bangor’s coffers. That is important because it encourages us to continue to expand and ensure that folks have access to mobility across our community,” said councilor Charlie Longo. Councilor Longo expects the ordinance change will be unanimously adopted at Monday’s city council meeting.