01/28/15 - 9:20pm
Traffic citation fine collection accounts for a chunk of annual revenue for Kenai Peninsula municipalities — albeit a fluctuating one.
The city of Soldotna approved $55,155 in revenue from traffic fines for their 2015 operating budget, said Soldotna Finance Director Melanie Imholte. The previous year $67,771 had been approved, she said.
In 2013, the Soldotna Police Department issued 1,031 citations, and 1,123 in 2014, Imholte said. The city does not compile this information in a way that will show what infractions the citations were issued for, she said.