Posted: Apr 17, 2013 8:34 AM by AP
A proposal to offer amnesty on late penalties for nearly 29,000 delinquent parking tickets and traffic camera fines has been delayed.
The Advocate reports the Lafayette City-Parish Council on Tuesday voted 6-3 to defer a vote on the program until next month.
The proposed plan is to offer the amnesty for a limited time before city-parish government launches a stricter collection program that calls for lawsuits against drivers with delinquent fines totaling $125 or more.
The council put off the amnesty vote pending a move to have the legal costs for collections shared by the private company that oversees the city's traffic camera enforcement program, Redflex Traffic Systems.