Lawrence nixes paying $3 parking tickets with canned goods

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Lawrence has decided against allowing people to pay $3 parking tickets with canned food donations.

The Lawrence Journal-World reports that commissioners decided Tuesday to table the issue after concerns were raised.

Commissioner Matthew Herbert presented the idea as “an opportunity to be somewhat revolutionary as a community.” But city staff recommended against it, stating in a city memorandum that it would bring in $30,000 less in annual revenue and require more work from municipal court clerks. The money pays for three police officers and several other staff members.

Mayor Mike Amyx suggested that Herbert reintroduce the issue during 2017 budget talks.

 

 

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