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Parking fines in New Orleans set to sky-rocket today

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NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) -

Drivers in New Orleans should be aware the city will be digging deeper into the pockets of those who park their cars in violation of any and all parking restrictions.

Beginning today, parking ticket prices will go up around the city by 50 percent.
The price of an initial parking for will jump from $20 to $30.

And, if you park in a residential parking permit zone without the proper permit,  the fine will be $75.

That's up $35, nearly a 100 percent increase, over the original fine of $40.

The New Orleans City Council approved the changes earlier this month.

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