Should The Hudson Valley Follow Vegas With This Parking Ticket Policy?
If you haven't heard me talking about it on the air, I LOVE Las Vegas - i'd pack up and move there tomorrow if the offer presented itself (I mean, i'd miss you all, but Vegas, seriously?!).
Anyway, a press release posted on one of the LV pages I follow talks about a policy that was recently approved by the Las Vegas City Council with regard to parking tickets - get this:
The Las Vegas City Council unanimously voted in favor of allowing parking tickets issued between today (June 19th) and July 19, 2019, to be paid with donations of school supplies. Any supplies taken in by the city through the program will be donated to the Teachers Exchange, a 501(c)3 nonprofit that is associated with the Public Education Foundation.
Those who have a parking infraction in the city of Las Vegas between now and July 19 may satisfy their tickets by bringing new, unwrapped school supplies of equal or greater value to their fine to the Parking Services Offices at 500 S. Main St. This must be done within 30 days of the citation date and a purchase receipt for the donation is required. In addition, only non-public safety citations are eligible for this program.
I, for one, this is an EXCELLENT idea. It is a great opportunity for the nonprofit to collect needed items for classrooms like pens, pencils, index cards, markers, scissors, etc., but also, it takes some of the sting off of having to pay a ticket, right?
Do you think something like this would work in the Hudson Valley?