Kevin McClain, the brother of murdered jogger Constance McClain-Murray, is a longtime employee of the Parking Authority.
Xerox State and Local Solutions is taking over from ATS, which has been the vendor since the program’s inception.
Figures presented at Wedneday’s board meeting show the agency has collected $3½ million less than it expected to, so far this fiscal year, and officials were offering several explanations.
But the late penalties themselves will go up slightly once the grace period has expired.
Why would a state senator from western Pennsylvania care about parking spaces in Philadelphia? He probably doesn’t, yet he has more say over who runs the Philadelphia Parking Authority than our mayor does.
“I do think that the Councilman’s bill, if its explained to me correctly, is visionary thinking. And I’m ashamed that someone here didn’t think of it,” Vince Fennerty said.
The authority’s director, Vince Fenerty, says the ongoing operation is born from customer complaints “that our parking enforcement officers were not trained well and were ignorant.”