Thursday, January 15, 2009
With the city of New Haven experiencing a tremendous financial success from their use of the plate finder, our City Council members have to be congratulated for there affirmative vote to the implementation of this boot finder program for our city.
This will not only catch up with parking ticket Scofflaws but will also catch the many that owe outstanding motor vehicle taxes to the city. The current outstanding uncollected motor vehicle taxes are approximately $16,000,000 including interest.
Once the word gets around that cars are being booted or impounded, the city will experience long lines with people paying their outstanding parking tickets and uncollected taxes out of fear of losing the use of their cars like what occurred in New Haven.
With the recent introduction of the Segway vehicle for use by the beat policeman and now the new plate finder is moving our police department out of the Stone Age when recalling the only way of communicating with each other or drawing attention to a fellow officer was rapping their night sticks on a telephone pole.
Again, congratulations for the foresight of the administration, the Council, and Police Chief Gagliardi for the implementation of new ways in providing better safety for our citizens.
Posted by Frank Smith at 15.1.09