WESTMINSTER — The City Council has approved higher fines for parking violations but decided to maintain the rates for ambulance services.
The $6 increase in fines for a host of parking violations will take effect immediately. But council members voted 4 to 1 Tuesday against a proposed 6% increase in ambulance fees.
City Manager Bill Smith said the higher fines will enable the city to recover the cost of processing the tickets at a time when the city is struggling to cover an anticipated $1.9-million shortfall for fiscal 1995-96.
As many as 18,000 parking tickets are issued a year, according to the police, who are responsible for enforcing the traffic laws.