Increasing parking fines, using social media topics of Ann Arbor City Council session tonight
Ann Arbor City Council members will meet in special session tonight to talk about two topics - social media and parking fines.
City Treasurer Matt Horning is expected to give a presentation on increasing city parking fines in an effort to raise an extra $875,287 a year.
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His presentation, available for download, includes proposals to increase the fine for an expired meter from $15 to $20. The fine for parking over the legal limit elsewhere is proposed to jump from $25 to $35.
The second item on tonight's agenda is a presentation on boosting the city's message through social media components like Twitter and Facebook, which some city departments - such as parks - already are using to their advantage.
Tonight's meeting starts at 7 p.m. at city hall, 100 N. Fifth Ave. It will air live on CTN Channel 16 and replay at 10 a.m. Tuesday and 7:30 p.m. Friday.
Ryan J. Stanton covers government for AnnArbor.com. Reach him at email@example.com or 734-623-2529.