If there’s one thing that proves city officials are actually working in our best interest, this has to be it. Not too long ago, we reported that Councilman Bill Green introduced a bill to put down the loathsome beast that is Philly’s traffic court by allowing drivers to contest parking tickets online or by phone.
Yesterday, City Council unanimously approved its euthanization, and Nutter plans to sign off on it shortly. This means that the worst place in Philadelphia (the Bureau of Administrative Adjudication) should be a ghost town by fall.
To pay for the new system, Councilman Mark Squilla has proposed adding an extra $4 to every parking violation. If approved, the surcharge will likely be phased into the new program during the fall. Philly.com reports that the extra fee could raise another $4 million in revenue each year.