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PORTLAND - Higher fines for six Portland parking violations went into effect Thursday.

The increased fines cover the following categories:

  • No Meter Receipt, from $45 to $60
  • Improper Display of Meter Receipt, from $34 to $39
  • No Front or Rear Plate, from $55 to $80
  • Area Permit Required, from $60 to $80
  • Carpool Zone, from $70 to $90
  • Truck Loading Zone, from $65 to $90

Many drivers downtown were not pleased with the increase.

I think it s ridiculous, said Cindy Borders. It s getting harder and harder to park down here, more and more impossible. I mean you got business down here. You gotta be able to park. And if you get caught longer than you need to be, you're stuck.

But not everyone was unhappy.

I work in a building where we get a lot of deliveries, and often times, people do park there illegally and it causes quite a pain when we're in a hurry. We have clients waiting for us trying to get someone in the door, said Josh Rhodes. So I have to say I agree with it.

A city spokeswoman said the increased fines were expected to generate $1.4 million in new revenue, which will be split by the City of Portland and the State of Oregon.

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