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.

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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.




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