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The City and County of Sacramento would like to learn about how our fines and fees affect our residents financially. Your answers to these questions will help your City and County elected officials understand how their decisions about fines and fees impact their constituents and residents, particularly low-income residents and people of color.
 
Some examples of fines and fees may include (this list is not complete; feel free to include other examples in your answers below):

  • Court and Jail fines and fees such as penalties, processing, etc.
  • Animal Care Service such as permits, licenses or inspections
  • Business owner fees
  • Code Enforcement such as vehicle or weed abatement, illegal or abandoned vehicle towage and storage, etc
  • Park and Recreation services such as park permits or Community Center rentals
  • Traffic and/or parking violation fines
  • Utility costs such as water shut-off and restoration
  • Late fees for any of the above

Your participation is completely voluntary. All responses will remain anonymous unless you voluntarily indicate that you wish to be contacted in the final question. There is no requirement to do so. We thank you for your time and feedback.

 



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* 1. Do you live in the City of Sacramento?

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* 2. Do you live in the County of Sacramento?

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* 3. Have you ever had a fine or fee from the City of Sacramento that was difficult to pay or afford?

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* 4. Have you ever had a fine or fee from the County of Sacramento that was difficult to pay or afford?

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* 5. Please indicate 1-5 fines and/or fees from the City and/or County of Sacramento that have most affected you. Please be as specific as possible. (Ex. Towing or Probation fees)

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* 6. What do you think the City of Sacramento could do to make fines and fees more affordable for residents?

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* 7. Is there anything else you would like to share about the City's fines and fees?

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* 8. What do you think the County of Sacramento could do to make fines and fees more affordable to residents?

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* 9. Is there anything else you would like to share about the County's fines and fees?

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* 10. What other kinds of fines and fees have you received?

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* 11. How many times have you received these fines or fees?

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* 12. Have you ever been able to pay a fine or fee on a sliding scale?

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* 13. If yes, was the sliding scale based on your income or some other factor?

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* 14. Were any resources made available to assist you in paying the fine or fee, such as financial assistance?

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* 15. If yes, what kind of assistance was provided?

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* 16. Is there anything else that you would like to share about your experience with fines, costs, and fees?

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