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Santa Monica might hike parking ticket fines

May 28, 2009 |  6:05 am

Santa Monica is considering higher parking ticket fines and other measures to deal with its budget crunch. More from the Daily Press:

The economic downturn could force higher parking citations and overdue library book fines in Santa Monica.

Those are just some of the measures that city officials have incorporated into a roughly half billion dollar budget for the 2009-10 fiscal year, hoping to weather the storm through raising the fees for certain programs and violations that could altogether result in an additional $4.2 million available for spending.

-- Shelby Grad 

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