If approved, the
"If they know there's a potential injury or that there are fluids on the ground because the radiator broke, well then the
Allen said the ordinance change would generate a conservative estimate of about
In 2018, the
"What we try to do with those funds is fund big-ticket items that are going to be expensive down the road," Allen said. "For instance, our air packs, the air we breathe when we go into fires, those have a 15-year lifespan on them but when you go to replace them, they are
A "soft-billing" process would ensure that the city would never charge a driver directly. The fees are already built into auto insurance companies' policies, according to city documents. If a driver did not have insurance, Andres would not bill the driver.
"It's on every vehicle owner's insurance policy," Allen said. "By not going after it, we're leaving money on the table essentially."
"It does take and provide, even at the lowest figures you put out,
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