Monday, July 28, 2014
Inquirer Daily News

Podcast: Should city allow online parking ticket appeals?

Last week a City Council committee considered legislation that would require the Bureau of Administrative Adjudication, which handles parking-ticket appeals, to allow citizens to fight tickets online or by phone.

Podcast: Should city allow online parking ticket appeals?

Philadelphia Parking Authority kiosk on 12th Street near Reading Terminal Market.  (Tom Gralish / File)
Philadelphia Parking Authority kiosk on 12th Street near Reading Terminal Market. (Tom Gralish / File)

Last week a City Council committee considered legislation that would require the Bureau of Administrative Adjudication, which handles parking-ticket appeals, to allow citizens to fight tickets online or by phone.

Right now, for most of us, fighting an unfair parking ticket means taking a day off work and spending it in a waiting room — or else just deciding,“screw it, it’s not worth it” and paying up.

On this week's It's Our Money podcast, Doron Taussig quizzes Juliana Reyes about the scene on an average day in the BAA waiting room -- including the difficult choice people face when they have to go to the bathroom.

We also break down the arguments for and against holding parking ticket appeals online or by phone.

About this blog
Every year, city government spends slightly more than $4 billion. Where does all that money come from? More importantly, where does it go? Are we getting the most bang for our tax buck? “It's Our Money” is a joint project between Philadelphia Daily News and WHYY, funded by the William Penn Foundation, designed to answer these questions.

It's Our Money contributors

Tips? Comments? Questions?
Contact:

Holly Otterbein:
215-854-5809
hm.otterbein@gmail.com
@hollyotterbein

It's Our Money
Also on Philly.com
Stay Connected