This is in Greenville, PA – The logic appears to run like this. If you lower the fine, people will not be as concerned about getting a ticket, and therefore will come downtown and shop. However if you raise the fine, people will be more concerned and will, rather than obey the law, simply go elsewhere where if they break the law, it won’t cost so much.
I guess I should have thought this was possible, after all they are politicians. It was the mayor and some of the city council that came up with this terrific idea.
We passed the law for a reason. We want people to park only a certain amount of time downtown. However, we don’t want to fine them too much if they break the law, because we don’t want them to think negatively about coming to the area.
Why the hell don’t you do away with the law altogether? I shake my head.