The Wichita City Council has given first-round backing to imposing fees on some people held at the Sedgwick County Jail on municipal charges.


The Wichita City Council has given first-round backing to imposing fees on some people held at the Sedgwick County Jail on municipal charges.

KFDI-FM reports (http://bit.ly/ncHTGT) the council approved the plan Tuesday on a 5-0 vote. A final vote is expected next week.

The fees of $2 per hour or $48 per day would be charged only on people eventually convicted of a municipal offense. The plan also includes a $10 processing fee and an increase in court costs from $59 to $63.

Wichita officials say the fees would help offset the amount the county charges the city for holding people accused of municipal offenses.

Sedgwick County began charging the city jail fees in 2008 on municipal cases.