How Do Fines and Fees Drive Inequality?
12:30 p.m. | Wednesday, February 7, 2018
The financial and physical health of Bay Area families has long been put at risk because of regressive fines and fees, such as parking tickets or traffic fines, that draw wealth out of low-income communities. When someone can’t afford to pay, the consequences can pile up. San Francisco, however, is the first city in the nation to assess and reform how these fees and fines impact our cities’ most vulnerable residents. Join us for a discussion of how advocates are pushing for more equitable policies regarding these penalties.
+ Jude Pond / Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights
+ Anne Stuhldreher / Financial Justice Project