Columbus owed thousands in unpaid parking fees - - Jackson, MS

Columbus owed thousands in unpaid parking fees


COLUMBUS, Miss. (AP) - After waiving some municipal court fines earlier this year, Columbus officials are considering another amnesty program just for those with outstanding parking tickets.

With up to $10,000 owed the city in overdue parking tickets already, Police Chief Joseph St. John said the city needs the amnesty, which would allow violators to pay their fines without further penalties.

St. John tells The Commercial Dispatch he plans to begin campaigning for another program within a couple weeks.

The city collected over $438,000 during a three-month municipal court amnesty earlier this year.


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