LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) - Some parking ticket fees in Lafayette may double under a new ordinance being considered by the Lafayette City Council.
Council members will consider a resolution Monday night increasing some fees on tickets beginning Jan. 1. The most basic ticket for not paying a meter would be $20, a $10 increase from current rates.
As News 18 has already reported, the ordinance comes at the same time as the city looks to do its own parking enforcement instead of hiring an outside contract.
"We really believe that fees are too low," said Lafayette Mayor Tony Roswarski (D). "We don't want it to be cheaper to get parking tickets than it is to follow the rules and pay to park. We want people to have places when they come down to shop, when they come down to do business."
Monday night, City Council will also consider a rezoning and land vacation request from the Bob Rohrman Toyota dealership on State Road 26.
They will also consider the first reading of the 2014 budget, including funding six new police officer positions and two additional dispatchers. Three of the officers are partially funded through grant money.
The budget also includes a two percent raise for all employees.
Council will also look to approve the CityBus budget.
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