Looks like the Tribune is taking an interest in the matter of overdue parking tickets:
We think getting the names of parking violators out into public view might encourage folks to pay tickets, making the city’s job easier in a difficult time. We also decided, however, that it would be unfair to simply publish these names of parking ticket delinquents out of the blue.
Instead, we plan to publish the list of violators with a total of $50 or more in overdue tickets on Wednesday, March 26, in the Tribune. In the meantime, anyone can avoid being listed by paying up. This is our idea, by the way, not the city’s.
Parking tickets normally are a minor issue to people, but small change can add up. We hope we will provide a public service by publishing the list and helping bolster the city’s coffers.