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Waynesboro City Council looks to double parking fines, from $10 to $20

parking finesWaynesboro City Council has introduced an ordinance and scheduled a public hearing to double parking fines in the city.

At its Feb. 27 meeting, City Manager Mike Hamp presented to Council information regarding parking fines.

“You may recall that the Council directed staff to do some research regarding our parking fines,” he said.

Assistant Manager for Public Safety Mike Wilhelm compared Waynesboro’s current fines of $10 per offense to neighboring localities, Hamp said.

“Essentially what we discovered was that Waynesboro fines ran about half to 60 percent less than what we found in our survey of neighboring localities or similar-sized localities in the Commonwealth,” said Hamp in his presentation to City Council.

“We recommend increasing most of the parking fines from $10 per offense to $20 per offense,” Hamp said. “I think the objective was to introduce a greater deterrent, and I think we’ve accomplished that.”

A public hearing is scheduled for March 13. A final vote will also be considered at the meeting.


Crystal Graham

Crystal Graham

Crystal Abbe Graham is the regional editor of Augusta Free Press. A 1999 graduate of Virginia Tech, she has worked as a reporter and editor for several Virginia publications, written a book, and garnered more than a dozen Virginia Press Association awards for writing and graphic design. She was the co-host of "Viewpoints," a weekly TV news show, and co-host of Virginia Tonight, a nightly TV news show. Her work on "Virginia Tonight" earned her a national Telly award for excellence in television.

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