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Only in America: The bankrupt city that spends $32 to process a $30 ticket

A bankrupt city realizes it costs $32 to process a $30 ticket — and more in our collection of strange revelations about the nation

Detroit officials have proposed raising fines for parking violations, after realizing that it costs the bankrupt city $32 to process a $30 ticket. To raise revenues, the city also wants to repair or replace most of its 3,404 parking meters, half of which don't work at any given time.