Philadelphia is going after ticket-fixers associated with the Parking Authority.
Philadelphia is going after ticket-fixers associated with the Parking Authority. Six employees have resigned or been fired after an investigation by the Office of Inspector General revealed special favors for friends and family.
The Parking Authority writes tickets, but the Bureau of Administrative Adjudication hears appeals. The investigation prompted the resignation of Clorise Wynn, head of the BAA.
Wynn dismissed hundreds of tickets for family and friends, and she received kick-backs in the form of food from a business that owns a fleet of vehicles.
Mayor Michael Nutter says there needs to be a fair hearing process for everyone.
What we want to affirm is there are no deals; there are no breaks. This is not the phone company. We don’t have a friends and family plan.
The report included several recommendations for the BAA, including better training, clearer rules for the hearing process, and a re-examination of how fleet owners – such as those who run delivery services – resolve their backlog of parking tickets.