City considers move to crack down on repeat parking offenders
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SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- Syracuse's Common Council considers a move to give more repeat parking offenders the boot.
The Council's Finance and Public Safety Committees met Wednesday to hear from Paylock representatives. The company could take over putting boots on cars that have three or more outstanding parking tickets.
Right now, Syracuse Police are only able to look for such offenders a few hours a day. Paylock workers would be on the job 40 hours a week.
Councilors say identifying more offenders is just one way the city could profit.
"It was always on overtime when police were exercising the booting process. With the elimination of overtime and activity to do the booting, the revenue stream will increase on two levels," said Syracuse Common Councilor Nader Maroun.
Officials say there's currently more than $6 million in boot-able violation fines in the city.
The full council will consider the move at their meeting next Monday.