The City of Penticton could be upping its parking fines in the future.
Staff is suggesting hiking fines by $5, which would increase revenue by an estimated $28,000 annually.
A parking ticket for an infraction at a meter currently costs the driver $40, or $20 if it is paid early.
A ticket for parking in a residential area without a permit, in a yellow curb zone or in a prohibited parking zone currently costs $55, or $40 if paid early.
By comparison, the staff report said a parking ticket in Kelowna costs approximately $30, Vernon’s is $35 and West Kelowna charges $50.
The city said it issued 7,345 parking tickets in 2019. It collected approximately $116,000.
The proposed change to the bylaw is expected to go before council on Tuesday.
If passed, it would take effect on Jan. 1, 2021.