New fines enforced for illegal parking as Neptune Festival kicks off

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by Joe Flanagan, 13News Now

WVEC.com

Posted on September 27, 2013 at 6:53 PM

Updated Friday, Sep 27 at 7:00 PM

VIRGINIA BEACH -- The 40th Annual Virginia Beach Neptune Festival kicked off Friday. 

Organizers expect hundreds of thousands of visitors will be coming to the Oceanfront, having  an estimated $18 million economic impact.

But just in time for these visitors is a new law that raises fines for illegal parking in residential neighborhoods from $35 to $70.                                   

"I'm from out of town and I am leaving tonight.  That is a bit much," said Pat Bertrand from Wilmington, North Carolina.

After 8 p.m., cars without proper stickers and permits will be considered illegal and the $70 fine will apply.

The law went into affect Tuesday and is designed to keep neighborhoods quieter in the evening.

Click here for information on parking lots at the Oceanfront. 

 

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