November 28, 2014
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — An audit shows Oakland is keeping cash from overpaid parking tickets despite a state law requiring refunds.
The San Francisco Chronicle (http://bit.ly/T98UZo ) says motorists mistakenly paid parking tickets twice, adding to a $316,000 windfall last year alone.
The city auditor says 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.
The annual windfall was discovered as part of a larger audit of the city's parking ticket management.
The auditor says Oakland bureaucrats have no knowledge of the requirement to reimburse overpayments.
Information from: San Francisco Chronicle, http://www.sfgate.com
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