Philadelphia City Council has approved a bill allowing drivers to appeal parking tickets on-line or through the mail.
Councilman Bill Green says the electronic and snail mail appeals will be helpful for everyone.
“I think what we are trying to do is remember that our job is to serve citizens, and to make it easier for our citizens to deal with their government instead of the other way around. Making it easier for us to deal with citizens,” said Green. “We’re providing an electronic means of getting fair quick efficient service and a judgment from us as to whether they are guilty.”
If signed by Mayor Nutter, Green says Philadelphia would join other major cities that already have on-line appeals.
“New York City does this Boston does this many major cities in the country do this not just with respect to parking tickets, any kind of code violation you can appeal it online,” said Green.
Councilman Bobby Henon is working on a companion bill that would allow online appeals of other judgments, such as Licenses and Inspections violations.