Those caught parking in front of a fire hydrant or in a fire lane in Syracuse will have to shell out twice as much in fines starting July 1st.
"For 17 years, this municipality has done nothing to increase these fines. If you look at other municipalities in the state, you'll see that their fines are much higher than ours, and the time frame from which they have to pay are much less."
Maroun says even with the increases, the fines are still less than other cities, and councilors may revisit them next year. The new fine schedule is one of the common council’s budget amendments, with the goal of raising $570,000 additional dollars. Mayor Miner approved THAT plan, but vetoed many other amendments. Councilors are expected to override those vetoes Friday.