To the Editor,
Re: Adjudicator set up to deal with bylaws, Sept. 29.
Hiring an independant adjudicator for our law system needs further explaining by the government. Who’s going to pay for the golden parachutes?
The government is selecting, hiring and training independent adjudicators, creating a ticket-disputing system that will cost taxpayers money.
It won’t work unless we are hiring those independents at near minimum wage, non-union and with nominal benefits. The government is already fat with pension cows that the rest of us private sector working class are going to be paying for the next 50 years.
Ticket fighting is a no-brainer to fix. Everyone should be allowed to have one minor ticket waived per year. Any ticket after that is either required to go to a expensive court or pay the ticket. It is beyond me why the courts need to ponder the meaning of life on everything that comes across the desk.
The choice of penalty should be changed to benefit the community for a number of reasons. It should be the offender’s choice as to how a ticket can be paid. A selection of penalties could include: a ‘fine,’ or work for a city cleanup crew or volunteer program.
These different types of payments will fit everyone’s budget, both poor and rich.