As if Atlanta motorists don’t have enough reasons to be slightly enraged when behind the wheel.
Now, they could be looking at paying more in fines when parked at an expired meter.
On Monday, the full Atlanta City Council is expected to discuss and possibly vote on proposed legislation that could have motorists doing just that.
If approved, the legislation, drafted by at-large Atlanta City Councilman H. Lamar Willis, increases the initial fine for an overstayed meter by $10 to $35. If the ticket is not paid within 14 days, the fee doubles to $70. And if it’s still not fully paid within 45 days, the penalty increases to $95.
The June 18 meeting of the council at 1 p.m.follows a June 13 meeting of its transportation committee which approved the proposal out of committee.
District 1 Councilwoman Carla Smith, whose area includes Grant Park,