Higher Fees?

Lenoir City Council Agenda Monday January 19, 2009.

Item #4 - Discussion regarding Ordinance to add additional fees to citations for Lenoir City Court. - Judge Terry Vann

Apparently Judge Vann is going to ask council to increase fees charged on tickets issued by city police. That's just what we need in a time when many are struggling just to pay their bills.

The last time city council took advice from Judge Vann, they handed over control of city court to him. We now know that was bad advice and illegal to boot. Hopefully council has learned from their mistake of taking advice from the judge.

All our local governments must understand. The average citizen has just about reached their limits on the costs of living. This is not the time to be raising taxes in any form fees or otherwise.