On Tuesday the Lafayette City Parish Council will introduce an ordinance that will establish an amnesty period regarding the collection of late fees and other penalties related to unpaid parking tickets, as well as red light running and speeding violations.
As of now there are approximately 11,800 unpaid parking tickets. There are 6,400 unpaid red light running tickets and 11,800 unpaid speeding tickets. All of these fines total 3.1 million dollars that is owed to the city.
If approved the expected date to suspend late fees is proposed to go from the ordinance approval date to April 30th.