Nearly 90 DPW vehicles owe money, according to the site, and about one-third of the total -- nearly $10,000 -- belong to vehicles in the Parking Control Division. (The division that's actually out on the streets writing tickets.)
DPW spokeswoman Nancee Lyons says there is no way the department could owe that much money, and she estimates the total parking fines for the DPW's vast fleet of vehicles to be closer to $6,000.
Lyons also says many vehicles procured by DPW are actually used by other departments.
According to the DMV Web site, many of the tickets are from traffic cameras. Some are parking tickets that date back several years.
It's unclear how accurate or up to date the DMV's database is.
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