Join us, as What Works Cities hosts the Fines and Fees Justice webinar for a two-part webinar on “Fines and Fees Justice in COVID-19 Response and Recovery” on Wednesday, June 3rd and June 10th at 3PM EDT for cities and states interested in learning how to address over-reliance on fine and fee revenue.
During the last recession, state and local governments dramatically increased the number and amount of fines and fees imposed on people for minor traffic and municipal code violations, misdemeanors and felonies in order to fill budget gaps. That regressive system of taxation continues to cause enormous harm in economically vulnerable communities, and particularly communities of color. Those communities suffered most in the last recession and will suffer again in this one. In response to COVID-19 and in the recovery, local governments and courts can improve public safety and health by taking steps to eliminate fees and make fines fair and proportionate.
This two-part webinar will both discuss best practice policies and programs, while also identifying cities and states who are leading the way in adopting these models. For the second webinar, we will be joined by speakers from San Francisco and Chicago as well as Minnesota and Colorado.
This opportunity is open to any U.S. city or state interested in learning more. If you have any questions, please reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.