Friday, 25 November 2011 10:52
EDINBURG — Hidalgo County officials said their Operation Clean Slate effort, which allowed individuals to pay overdue fines and fees online or at local justices of the peace office without a fear of being arrested, was a success and are prepared to enter the second phase while looking for ways to maintain effective collections.
Operation Clean Slate helped the county collect over $300,000 in overdue fines and fees, said Roy Salazar with the county’s budget office. This helped resolve over 1,600 cases.
The average case was for $170, Salazar said.