From the NY Post:
New Yorkers are in for some more crappy news.
The city is on pace to issue roughly the same number of tickets this year as it did last for dog walkers neglecting to scoop up canine poop despite more than doubling the fine from $100 to $250.
The Department of Sanitation handed out an average of 56 tickets per month between Jan. 1, 2008, and Nov. 6, 2008, when the fine was $100, records show.
Since the $250 penalty was put in place Nov. 7, 2008, the department has issued an average of 54 monthly violations, department statistics show.