We’ve all been there: You get back to your car after a day of shopping to find a parking ticket on your car, or you neglect to feed the meter because you’re only running into the bank for a second, and lo and behold, a ticket is prominent on your windshield. You get that feeling in the pit of your stomach, the one where you know you are unnecessarily dishing out money and it makes you feel sick. However, the good news is, Las Vegas City Council has approved a new way to pay off those parking tickets, and one that will make you feel good inside. You can now pay off your tickets by making charitable donations.
This innovative program has been approved to take place twice a year and is intended for certain parking violations. While exact dates have yet to be set, the beginning of the school year and the end of the holiday season are being considered as viable options.
Violations that put the public in danger, as well as many nonmoving violations will be exempt from this program. Examples of tickets not included in this program are blocking traffic, double parking, and parking your car in a fire lane. Large parking fines will also be exempt, but a combination of charitable donations and paying a portion of the ticket may be an option.
City Council will authorize the charities in which you are able to donate. However, it’s important to note the program is not yet underway and you can’t save your tickets until program starts.
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