Oakland Keeping Extra $316K From Overpaid Parking Tickets, Despite State Law

Posted: December 21, 2012 in Parking

Yet another example of government shaking people down with parking fees. I’d like to say I’m surprised, but frankly when it comes to inept and corrupt officials in Oakland nothing surprises me anymore.

CBS San Francisco

OAKLAND (CBS/AP) — An audit shows Oakland is keeping cash from overpaid parking tickets despite a state law requiring refunds.

Motorists mistakenly paid parking tickets twice, adding to a $316,000 windfall last year alone.

The city auditor said Oakland’s parking enforcement officers issued $22.7 million in tickets last year.

The $316,000 in overpayments came from inattentive motorists who paid twice.

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The annual windfall was discovered as part of a larger audit of the city’s parking ticket management.

The auditor said Oakland bureaucrats have no knowledge of the requirement to reimburse overpayments.

(Copyright 2012 by CBS San Francisco. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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