THE Ampang Jaya Municipal Council (MPAJ) will resort to legal action if vehicle owners with accumulated parking compounds do not pay up.
Council president Abdul Hamid Abdul Hussain said they had identified some 1,700 vehicle owners with more than 50 unpaid tickets each.
“We are tracking down these serial offenders and asking them to settle the summonses.
“If they are not able to pay the full amount, we are willing to work out a ‘package deal’,” he said during yesterday’s full board meeting.
He added that there were currently 738,449 unpaid parking tickets amounting to RM41.43mil.
In a bid to encourage traffic offenders to pay up, the council is offering special discounts from Feb 15 until May 31.
The public can enjoy a 70% discount and pay RM30 instead of the maximum RM100 compound for tickets more than 14 days overdue.
On the dengue epidemic, Abdul Hamid said there had been 282 cases reported from Jan 1 to 21. No deaths were reported during the period.
“There was a 11% reduction in the number of cases documented in 2016 as compared to 2015.
“We had 3,920 cases last year with 11 deaths.
“We urge resident associations to mobilise their Communications for Behaviour Impact teams, especially during the upcoming festive period,” he said.
Currently, there are three hotspots in the municipality; Taman Melawati (F), Kampung Klang Gate and Taman Saga (Jalan Saga 20 - 28).