Keep getting harassing letters by city. I sent my own cease and desist letter to city.
Been told they can arrest you in states like IL and SC for not paying up fines that go to collections.
Corporations like the municipal government can now claim to be a person attorneys say.
One option to get out of a debt by the city is to go to court house and see if they have your violation on file.If not call the lawfirm requesting payment and tell them nothing on files.
It seems maybe the best and last approach if enough people complain and protest is go to federal court to complain. If you got time and money and if judges in that federal court in the state are fair.