No veto override on bill to add surcharge to Philadelphia parking tickets

A Philadelphia City Councilman has decided not to try to override a veto by Mayor Michael Nutter.  


Councilman Mark Squilla, D-1st,  said he decided not to try an override of the mayor’s veto on a bill that would have added $4 to Philadelphia parking tickets. The extra money would go to city parks, as well as taxi and limousine law enforcement.

“We believe the administration was going to mount a legal challenge and therefore I didn’t want to make it a legal issue and have lawyers decide which way the bill would go and waste time in the courts and money,” Squilla said.

But he said he’s not giving up.

“We are definitely looking into, it and through different legislation, to enable us to move money around a little easier,” he said.

No new bill has been introduced at this point.




Want a digest of WHYY’s programs, events & stories? Sign up for our weekly newsletter.

Together we can reach 100% of WHYY’s fiscal year goal