From the NY Post:
City Hall is hunting down municipal employees who aren't paying their parking tickets -- 4,600 deadbeats with 12,000 outstanding tickets worth a total of $1.6 million -- in one of the biggest crackdowns in years, The Post has learned.
The city Finance Department intends in the next few months to garnishee the wages of evasive employees who have failed to heed the recent warnings they received from their own commissioners to pay up.
In the last sweep, in 2002, the city went after the paychecks of only 750 employees.
"No one likes fines. But people who don't pay the city are hurting the vast majority of New Yorkers who do," Finance Commissioner David Frankel told The Post yesterday.
After agency heads fired off warning memos in December, the city recovered $600,000 in outstanding fines from 2,600 workers who paid 5,600 tickets, according to agency data.
But 4,600 delinquents -- representing every city agency and averaging $350 in individual ticket debt -- remain.