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The city of Wilmington is in the process of becoming a truly awesome city - a place where entrepreneurs, artists, educators, and businesses create incredible things.

Since October of 2011, the citizens, business community, arts community, Wilmington City Officials, and others have been engaged in improving the parking and parking enforcement issues in the city of Wilmington.

Huge progress has been made and the direction we are going as a community is extremely positive!

This blog chronicles the efforts of all who helped make this happen...

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

City expects revenues from parking ticket fines to drop...

From page 73 of the FY 2012 Wilmington Budget:

Basis:  Trend analysis
Critical Assumption:  Fines (consists of Criminal/Traffic and Parking Tickets/Booting Fines) will fall by a total of $650,000.  Criminal/Traffic Fines revenue is projected to total $3.065 million in FY 2012, down a net $250,000 from the FY 2011 Budget.  This revenue account consists of red-light camera fines, other miscellaneous traffic and criminal fines, and the L&I Instant Ticketing Program.  While base red-light camera fines are projected to decline by $700,000, as violations decrease at older sites, $400,000 in additional revenue from the full conversion to a video capturing system instead of the still-photo one will net to an overall decline of $300,000.  There is no change in miscellaneous traffic and criminal fines. Lastly, the portion of the base attributed to the L&I Instant Ticketing Program is expected to rise by $50,000 above the FY 2011 budget to match the current trend.

Parking Tickets/Booting Fines revenue is forecast to decrease by $400,000 below the FY 2011 budgeted level. Revenues will be adversely affected by the set-aside of 100 metered spaces for student parking and the change in parking regulations that now allow downtown residents to park for free at 332 metered spots.  These changes occurred in FY 2011 and will continue for FY 2012.

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