Nonperishable items will earn parking-ticket amnesty in November

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (October 30, 2017) -- The City of Little Rock announced a joint effort with its Parking Enforcement Division and the Third Division of District Court (Environmental Court) to provide much needed items to the Jericho Way Day Resource Center.

Beginning November 1 through November 30 citizens with current or overdue parking violations may appear in Court with a copy of their citation history and have either their current fine suspended or their late fees suspended in exchange for donating nonperishable items.

Also, those who have an active failure to appear warrant in Little Rock District Environmental Court will have their warrant recalled with no additional fines, costs or penalties added to the balance.

Citizens may appear in court at 2 p.m. on any Monday, Wednesday or Thursday during November. Additionally, they may bring their citation history and donated items directly to Little Rock City Hall, 500 W. Markham, Room 112, during November, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.

For each citation to be considered, the following donations will be acceptable:

5 of the following items in any combination:

-Non-perishable food items 

-Powder drink mixes (Tang, punch, lemonade)

-Coffee

-Creamer

Expired, damaged or opened donations will not be accepted. Please be considerate when selecting items to be donated. There is no limit on the number of citations that may be considered under this program. Simply remember for 1 citation bring 5 items, for 3 citations bring 15 items and for 5 citations bring 25 items, etc.

“I’m grateful to work with a staff that shares my concern for the ‘least of these.’ This amnesty program provides a practical way to kill two birds with one stone – we give Little Rock citizens an opportunity to dispose of overdue parking tickets and help to fill a need for this worthwhile city program," said Judge Mark Leverett.

Marvin Benton, Parking Enforcement Coordinator, commented, “The program is an excellent way of eliminating the back log of parking tickets, while being a great service to those in need.”

Citizens wishing to check if they have an unpaid parking citation may call Parking Enforcement at 501-371-4528. Please have your license plate information available. Citizens wishing to check if they an active failure to appear warrant in Environmental Court may call Amy Sinks at 501-371-4899.

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