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FINES, NOT FEES, SHOULD UNDERWRITE PERMITS

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Dear Source,
It is my opinion that the $10 fee charged for a handicapped parking permit is unconscionable.
Parking restrictions are seldom enforced and spaces are often occupied by non-permit holders. Perhaps if the restrictions were enforced, enough revenue ($1,000.00 fine) would be generated to underwrite the cost of the permits and their issuance.
Please keep in mind that a majority of permit holders are elderly and/or retired, low-income individuals.
Sincerely,
George Anderson
St. Croix

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