Evanston aldermen voted Monday to extend the city’s contract with Citation Management, the company that processes parking ticket payments for the city and tells city crews what cars to boot.

Rickey Voss

Rickey Voss, who runs the city’s parking enforcement system, says the firm has generated an extra $825,000 in revenue for the city over two years, compared to the previous contractor, and has doubled the number of cars booted for having five or more unpaid tickets.

Alderman Coleen Burrus, 9th Ward, agreed that the parking enforcement operation has gotten better recently, but said there’s still room for further improvement.

The one-year extension of the contract will cost the city $450,000 for the year — no increase from the rate contained in the original agreement approved in 2008.

The city generates about $3.5 million in parking ticket revenue each year.

Bill Smith is the editor and publisher of Evanston Now.

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