Common Council has approved first and second readings of changes to the Parking Meter and Traffic By-law fine structure. The changes will see all parking meter tickets and traffic by-law tickets increase by $10 for the initial infraction and by an additional $15 if the ticket is unpaid for 16-days. If the ticket isn’t paid after 30 days – an additional increase of $15 will be added.

When Council gives final reading to the changes – it will mark the first increase for a parking ticket in nine years. About 30% of tickets end up going to court.