OAKLAND (CBS/AP) — An audit shows Oakland is keeping cash from overpaid parking tickets despite a state law requiring refunds.
Motorists mistakenly paid parking tickets twice, adding to a $316,000 windfall last year alone.READ MORE: Richmond Police K-9 Helps Detain, Disarm Machete-Wielding Suspect Threatening Family
The city auditor said Oakland’s parking enforcement officers issued $22.7 million in tickets last year.
The $316,000 in overpayments came from inattentive motorists who paid twice.READ MORE: Condemnation of the Unvaxxed Grows as Bay Area Mask Mandates Reappear
The annual windfall was discovered as part of a larger audit of the city’s parking ticket management.
The auditor said Oakland bureaucrats have no knowledge of the requirement to reimburse overpayments.MORE NEWS: San Jose Unified Schools Set to Reopen for Full In-Class Learning
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