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New York, NY - $40M Loss For NYC As Parking Tix Invalidated On Technicality

Published on: November 14, 2017 07:31 AM
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FILE - A parking ticket issued by the NYPD is seen on a car in the Queens borough of New York January 7, 2015. REUTERSFILE - A parking ticket issued by the NYPD is seen on a car in the Queens borough of New York January 7, 2015. REUTERS

New York, NY - It was a lucky break for hundreds of thousands of drivers who found their parking tickets overturned on a technicality, costing New York City’s Department of Finance millions in lost revenue.

WCBS News (http://cbsloc.al/2yYGtup) reported that 507,668 tickets were issued with an incorrect violation code to drivers who either failed to display a Muni Meter receipt or had an expired receipt on their dashboards.

The violation code had been changed earlier in the year by a single digit, but the old code continued to be printed on tickets for an unknown period of time.

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The Department of Finance issued letters to all affected driver informing them that the tickets had been invalidated.  400,860 tickets were refunded and another 106,808 dismissed, costing the city approximately $44 million.



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 Nov 14, 2017 at 07:39 AM AmYisroel Says:

Good may they lose even more

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 Nov 14, 2017 at 08:19 AM Anonymous Says:

Not a problem ...just raise RE,Water,& Sewer !!!!

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 Nov 14, 2017 at 08:26 AM Anonymous Says:

They didn't lose. The money was never theirs. There is a certain amount of enforcement for parking regulations that is needed. Much of the ticketing is "gotcha" stuff, and should be prohibited.

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 Nov 14, 2017 at 09:06 AM yamsar Says:

Reply to #1  
AmYisroel Says:

Good may they lose even more

You apparently don’t understand how this works. The more the city loses the more taxes its inhabitants will pay.

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 Nov 14, 2017 at 10:36 AM Yossy111 Says:

Silly stuff. They never lose, they will recoup the money in other ways - from us!

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 Nov 14, 2017 at 10:44 AM Anonymous Says:

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yamsar Says:

You apparently don’t understand how this works. The more the city loses the more taxes its inhabitants will pay.

Well said.And respectful too.

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 Nov 14, 2017 at 11:42 AM RobertS Says:

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yamsar Says:

You apparently don’t understand how this works. The more the city loses the more taxes its inhabitants will pay.

Unlikely. It would require a positive action to raise tax rates. That would be political suicide if it affected anybody but the tiniest number of the wealthiest residents.

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 Nov 14, 2017 at 12:03 PM AmYisroel Says:

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yamsar Says:

You apparently don’t understand how this works. The more the city loses the more taxes its inhabitants will pay.

actually they could cut taxes but of course democrats don't ever cut taxes so you guys vote the tax and spenders in you get what you deserve

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 Nov 14, 2017 at 01:41 PM triumphinwhitehouse Says:

does this mean, there will be less welfare for the lazy?

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 Nov 14, 2017 at 04:00 PM Anonymous Says:

The city should not be allowed to profit off people breaking the law, because it gives the city an incentive to have more lawbreaking.

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