09 Nov 2011 Project 20: Pay off your your parking tickets by volunteering at SCRAP!
The Project 20 Fine Alternatives program is for people who cannot afford to pay their parking tickets or traffic violations. People are assigned community service hours in lieu of paying. Project 20 serves the City and County of San Francisco. Clients must have a referral to participate in Project 20. Call 415-701-3000 for a referral or 415-626-4995 for more info. Remember to ask to be placed at SCRAP!
Here is more information on Project 20 from the SFMTA website:
“Alternative to Payment:
If you cannot afford to pay your parking fines, you may be eligible to perform volunteer work or set up a three-month payment plan, by enrolling in Project 20. This is a program to work off the parking fines by doing either community service or participate in a payment plan arranged through Project 20 under the same contract. Effective July 1, 2010, the SFMTA will charge an administrative fee of $15 to sign up for Project 20. You must go to 11 South Van Ness Avenue, Monday to Friday, between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. After signing a contract outlining terms and amounts, you will be sent to the Project 20 offices on 7th Street, near the Hall of Justice. Project 20 will also charge an administrative fee. Community service and payment plans are not an option if your vehicle has been booted or towed and you are trying to reclaim it.”
PLEASE NOTE: We are unable to answer questions about Project 20, including but not limited to: “Can I use Project 20 to pay off [anything you may be wondering about], Is there a Project 20 program [where I live]?, Will Project 20 let me [cover anything at all]?, Will my record be expunged after my Project 20 service?, Does Project 20 cover anything other than traffic Violations? [Answer: no,]”. Sorry, but we only provide a place for people to work off their tickets. We do not administer the program.