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Decatur approves parking fine increase

The fine for overtime parking will be raised from $10 to $25. The fine for overtime parking will be raised from $10 to $25.
DECATUR, AL (WAFF) -

Parking violations will soon cost you more money in Decatur.

The city council voted Monday to raise the fine for overtime parking from $10 to $25.

A city-commissioned report that studied parking in the city called for the increase, saying it would provide more revenue for covering the cost to administer the program while providing a revenue stream for funding enforcement.

Resident Annie Ford is against the measure, saying, "I think it's terrible because it's 500% more. We are working people… I don't know what's going on up there at City Hall."

The report also calls for the creation of a Downtown Parking Commission, which would assist the mayor and city council on decisions regarding the city's parking system.

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