A tiny bungle with parking tickets simply value the town $26 million.
The town Division of Finance found earlier this yr that whereas the code quantity for a sure violation was modified from Four-08h10 to Four-08h1, the change by no means made it to a half-million tickets given out by visitors brokers for the violation.
Because the flawed code technically invalidates the tickets, the town had no selection however to refund and dismiss them, in line with Division of Finance spokeswoman Sonia Alleyne.
In all, the town issued refunds for about $18 million in tickets to greater than 400,860 drivers who had paid them and dismissed one other 100,000 which might have been value one other $eight million.
The tickets got for failing to show muni-meter receipts correctly in a driver’s windshield window.