Have any parking tickets lying around you forgot to pay? Gather them up and turn them in for a good cause! Starting Wednesday, September 24th, the city of Albany will waive the fees on late parking tickets in exchange for nonperishable food items.
In an effort to get people to pay their parking tickets, Albany has announced their Food for Fines program. Since the city switched to an electronic system back in 2010, there have been more than 60,000 unpaid tickets that total nearly $5.7 million.
Albany Treasurer Darius Shahinfar stated to News 10, “Late fees will be removed from people’s parking tickets, overdue parking tickets. In return, we’re asking people to donate food to the regional food pantries, so we can collect some food in time for the holiday season.”
Take advantage of this do-good opportunity over the next two months! If those with overdue tickets do not take care of the matter before then, they will go to a collection agency.
What do you think of Albany’s Food for Fines program?