KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Mayor Quinton Lucas is proposing an ordinance that would create an administrative court in Kansas City, Missouri.
The proposal is co-sponsored by 6th District At Large Councilwoman Andrea Bough and will be presented at Thursday's city council meeting.
In an ordinance dropping today and cosponsored by @AndreaBough , we are proposing creation of a KC administrative court to handle all parking tickets and non-moving violations. Importantly, incarceration would no longer be imposed in any part of the process. pic.twitter.com/XABlkq6mEf
— Mayor Q (@QuintonLucasKC) August 13, 2020
The court would be created to deal with parking tickets and other non-moving city ordinance violations.
Under the proposed ordinance, incarceration would not be allowed for those violations.
"When I ran for this office, I spent a lot of time talking about the need for local criminal justice reform," Lucas said in a tweet Thursday.
His goal for the ordinance is to keep those who can't afford to pay those kinds of tickets from having warrants issued for their arrests.
The ordinance proposes unpaid fines be collected through legal means.
If passed, the ordinance would go into effect Oct. 15.