Department of Code Enforcement may soon write tickets without having to go through courts

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The city of Erie is proposing a new ticketing program to remedy blight.

Erie City Council will consider an ordinance tomorrow for the creation of the Quality of Life Ticketing Program.  The program would allow the Department of Code Enforcement to issue tickets and collect fines without having to go through the courts.  

Most of the 41 violations will result in a $25 fine with exception to $100 for doing construction work without a license and $200 for prohibited occupancy.  

Mayor Joe Schember tells us, “So, we think it may help ensure that people will comply with what their homes and their properties should look like. That’s important and we think it’s a great step moving forward to reducing blight in Erie.”

The first reading of the proposed ordinance will take place during the regular meeting tomorrow morning at nine.

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