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Las Vegas Lets You Make A Donation Rather Than Pay Your Parking Ticket

Orlando Should Totally Do This!

October 19, 2019

Parking tickets stink! No one likes them and most of us wonder where the money goes!  Wouldn't it be nice if we could track the money and see exactly where our parking ticket money goes?  Well, one city is doing just that... Kind of.

The city of Las Vegas is accepting food donations in lieu of cash for citations issued between October 16 and November 16. The Las Vegas City Council says the donations will be given to Helping Hands of Vegas Valley, a nonprofit that assists low income and disabled senior citizens, to bolster their efforts around the upcoming holidays. This initiative only applies to non-public safety parking infractions and the non-perishable food items must be of equal or greater value to the ticket fine, according to the city. The donations must be completed within thirty days of the citation date, and the last date the city is accept donations is December 16.

This isn't the first time Las Vegas has offered a helpful payment alternative for naughty parkers. In July, the city accepted donations of school supplies instead.