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Everett To Offer Online Hearings for Appeals of City Fines

January 16, 2020

The city of Everett is planning to start offering “virtual hearings” online for people who want to challenge parking tickets and code enforcement.

Hearings via FaceTime and Skype are scheduled to begin Tuesday, January 21, according to State House News Service.

“Any function that you have to come to city hall to do, our goal is to make sure you can do it all online,” said Everett Mayor Carlo DeMaria, according to State House News Service. “This is easier. Hearing officers see the residents, they plead their case, and a decision is made.”

For now, people who want a virtual hearing have to call or email city officials to request one. The city plans to introduce the ability to schedule hearings online in February.




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