The Las Vegas City Council approved a Toys for Tickets program today that will allow those with non-public safety-related parking tickets to pay with toy donations for the holidays.
The city is partnering with Safe Nest to offer those with parking tickets issued between Nov. 15 and Nov. 30 the opportunity to resolve fines with toy donations for Safe Nest families.
Safe Nest is a local nonprofit organization focusing on advocacy, counseling, prevention and shelter for the victims of domestic violence.
Toy donations for children up to 17-years-old will be distributed during the holidays to those living in Safe Nest shelters.
Any driver issued a non-public safety parking ticket in the city of Las Vegas through Nov. 30 may choose to resolve the ticket by providing a non-violent, unwrapped toy or toys of equal or greater value than the ticket fine.
To participate, drivers must bring the parking ticket, as well as a receipt for the toy(s).
Toys and tickets will be collected until Dec. 15, 2016, at the city of Las Vegas Parking Services Office, located in the City Hall Parking Garage at 500 S. Main Street.
The following public safety and handicap-related parking tickets are excluded from the program:
• Any handicap-related violation
• Red curb
• 18” from curb
• Blocking alley
• No parking areas
• Fire lane/hydrant
• Traffic hazard
• No stopping/no standing
• Double parking
• Too close to intersection, crosswalk or stop/yield sign
• Bike lane
• Blocking or facing traffic
Parking Services hours are 7:30 a.m. to 5:15 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays, excluding holidays.