I decided to take a glance at the City budget for 2007 and at "parking" specifically. I found a statistic that will absolutely blow you away.
The budget calls for the collection of $176,875 in fees from Parking meters.
The budget calls for the collection of $535,000 in fines from Parking tickets.
In other words, the City collects OVER THREE TIMES as much in fines as it does in actual fees. Scott Greider posted on his blog that a Parking ticket only cost him $5...
This is amazing.