A D.C. council woman complains that too many people -- particularly suburbanites -- are not paying tickets they get in D.C.
Government figures show the city is owed $355 million in unpaid tickets. $141 million of that is from Maryland residents. $76 million is for Virginia residents.
The smallest portion is D.C. residents.
The council passed a bill to set up a central collections units to reduce those unpaid tickets to legal judgments. The bill isn’t popular in the suburbs of D.C. But councilwoman Mary Cheh insists scofflaws must pay.
"We have people that owe us in the thousands of dollars,” Cheh says.