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Evanston City Council proposes parking, ambulance fee increases

Evanston City Council proposes parking, ambulance fee increases

City officials are looking at a variety of hikes in fees to compensate for possible loss of funding from the state, but a hike in the fine for expired parking meters doesn't appear to be among them. City staff had proposed an increase of a fine from $10 to $25 for parking violations associated with expired meters on their list of recommended changes to close an anticipated budget shortfall. At Monday night's special City Council meeting, Ald. Jane Grover, 7th, asked that the item be removed from the list, receiving support from fellow council members. Due to the uncertainty in the state budget, City Council members moved forward on introducing fee and ticket hikes in a number...

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