Photo by ep_jhu. On the same day that we found out that the District is owed $300 million in unpaid parking tickets, Councilmember Mary Cheh (D-Ward 3) announced this morning that she wants the city to have its own bounty hunters to track down scofflaws and make them pay up.
Okay, so maybe they won't be bounty hunters in the Hollywood sense of the term, but Cheh's proposed Central Collections Unit -- we can hear it now: "oh snap, CCU is coming!" -- would serve to collect on fines and penalties owed to the many city agencies, from the Department of Motor Vehicles to the Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs.
Drivers owe the District of Columbia over $245 million in unpaid parking tickets. The city would really like to get some of that money back, naturally. So beginning August 1, the city's Department of Motor Vehicles will be suspendin... Read Post
Good morning, Washington. Just as a recent report found that the District government was buying cars its not legally allowed to own, a report released yesterday by Councilmember Mary Cheh (D-Ward 3) found that eight senior Gray aide... Read Post