A new law in a famous city is making headlines. Traffic offenders in the city of Las Vegas, Nevada "may satisfy their tickets by bringing new, unwrapped school supplies of equal or greater value to their fine to the Parking Service Office" the city council said in a memo. Maybe we should adopt it in Central New York?

The supplies taken in by Las Vegas authorities will be forwarded to the teachers exchange, a non-profit associated with the Public Education Foundation. Young students will benefit from pencils, pens, erasers, dry erase markers, index cards, paper towels, copy paper, rulers, scissors and Post-it Notes. The unconventional program was approved following a few trial runs dating back to July of 2016.

Why couldn't it work here? From April 2014 to April 2015, for instance, according to the City of Utica:

During our audit period, the City issued more than 10,000 parking violations and reported fines and penalties collected of $356,211.

What do you think? Is this idea valid for CNY?

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