You Can Now Pay Marijuana Citations Without Ever Going to City Hall
The city released a "menu" of service options that can be requested at the City Hall To Go truck.
A day after officials from Mayor Tom Menino’s office announced a new schedule for the “City Hall To Go” truck, a mobile alternative to taking care of tasks that normally would require heading to Government Center, a schedule and “menu” of services were released to let Boston residents know when the truck will be rolling into their neighborhood.
Rather thanÂ takingÂ time off work, residents canÂ insteadÂ stay home and wait for the truckâ€”which was inspired by the city’sÂ burgeoningÂ food truck industryâ€”to make the rounds.
The menu of servicesÂ providedÂ by city officials manning the vehicle include duties like paying citations issued forÂ smokingÂ marijuana, which carries a $100 fine. People can also pay parking tickets, obtain a marriage license, request death and birth certificates, and square away any unpaid excise taxes.
The City Hall To Go truck, which used to be a police vehicle,Â is the first of its kind in the country, according to Menino’s office, and will be rolled out on a full-time schedule starting July 2.Â The truck will rotate regularlyÂ throughout the city on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. On Fridays and Saturdays the truck will be available upon request. It will also be set up at city celebrations and various events hosted by the mayor’s office.Â Following a successful soft launch in December, additional servicesâ€” like the option to pay pot finesâ€”were added to the truckâ€™s menu following a survey soliciting resident feedback.
Another perk? While City Hall closes early, the truck will be open until 7 p.m. during the week. No cash transactions, though.
The city’s mobile truck schedule can be found here, and the “menu” is below:
Source URL: http://www.bostonmagazine.com/news/blog/2013/06/26/city-hall-to-go-truck-fees-fines/