A task force charged with examining the city’s ticketing practices on Tuesday released a series of recommendations to help low-income and minority residents cope with debt.
City Clerk Anna Valencia announced the creation of the Fines, Fees & Access Collaborative in December following an investigation from WBEZ and ProPublica Illinois on the city’s ticketing and debt collection system. They found ticketing and towing practices disproportionately impact Chicago’s low-income and minority communities.
Morning Shift talks to WBEZ’s Elliot Ramos and Melissa Sanchez of ProPublica Illinois for more on the task force’s recommendations.
GUESTS: Elliott Ramos, WBEZ digital editor
Melissa Sanchez, ProPublica Illinois reporter
LEARN MORE: Lawsuits, Stalled Legislation, And New Mayor. What’s Going On With Chicago’s Ticketing Reform? (WBEZ 6/7/19)