Posted: Mar 15, 2013 7:46 AM by AP
Updated: Mar 15, 2013 10:43 AM
LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - The Lafayette City-Parish Council is considering giving drivers until April 30 to pay the nearly 29,000 past-due city parking tickets and traffic camera citations before the start of a tougher collection policy.
The council last year approved a new collection policy that calls for the City-Parish Attorney's Office to file lawsuits to recover traffic camera citations.
The Advocate reports City-Parish Attorney Mike Hebert told council members the hope is the amnesty program would be an incentive for drivers to pay delinquent fines before city-parish government spends the money to take them to court.
The measure will be considered at Tuesday's council meeting.
Information from: The Advocate, http://theadvocate.com