Oakland raises parking meter fines to $58

In spirit of Christmas, city delays higher fee until Jan. 3

Heading to Oakland after New Year's Day? Better take along extra cash to make sure you feed the parking meters.

Fines for parking meter violations in Oakland will increase by $3 on Jan. 3. The $3 increase will bring the cost of the average meter fine up from $55 to $58.

The increase will go toward the state's Trial Court Trust Fund and won't pay for any Oakland programs or services, according to city officials. The city will continue collecting $45 from each meter fine. The remaining $13 will go to the state, according to officials.

The $3 increase took effect on Dec. 7, but officials delayed collecting the fee until January so that Oakland shoppers wouldn't be deterred from spending money on gifts for the holidays. The decision to delay collecting fees until January is estimated to cost the city about $75,000, according to officials.

Bay City News contributed to this report.

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Posted by Freezin
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Dec 24, 2010 at 8:47 am

One more reason not to go to the armpit of the Bay Area.

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Posted by Like downtown Pleasanton
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Dec 24, 2010 at 10:01 am

Easier, safer to shop where there is ample free parking,
like Stoneridge Mall, (or Dublin) for example.

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Posted by Pleasanton Parent
a resident of Pleasanton Meadows
on Dec 25, 2010 at 12:34 pm

State/cities needs money, I think the fines are outrageous, but unlike parcel taxes they are 100% avoidable by following the law/rules. I have no issue with this.

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