Traffic fines imposed on mayor 'forgiven'

Marino received 80 euro fines for car in Senate parking space

(ANSA) Rome, November 7 - Eight fines slapped on Rome Mayor Ignazio Marino's car after he allegedly forgot to renew a parking permit have been forgiven, Transport Councillor Guido Improta said Friday.
    "There is no abuse," claimed Improta, "it is a normal practice, called friendly administration. If somebody forgets to renew their pass and is given a fine the citizen can write to the Mobility Agency or the fines office to ask to act in self-defense, avoiding an appeal and so eliminating the fines".
    "In the same way the public administration can autonomously amend the oversight".
    Improta was responding to opposition New Centre Right Senator Andrea Augelio who in a parliamentary question said the fines left on the mayor's Fiat Panda, each for 80 euros, had evidently been "frozen" as a favour to the centre-left mayor and surgeon.
    "This is valid for all citizens," claimed Improta, "the charge sheet is sanitized in self defense. The offices are at the disposal of the public to show that this happens normally".


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