Cars owned by Mayor Sharon Pratt Dixon have been ticketed nine times for parking violations totaling $470 in fines since December, a spokesman acknowledged Friday.

Dixon has paid for some of the tickets but is challenging others, spokesman Vada Manager said Friday. He said the tickets were accumulated by the mayor's daughters, not herself.WRC-TV reported that in eight of the nine cases, the fines doubled because they weren't paid or appealed within 15 days. Manager said the tickets had been "overlooked" during the mayor's first hectic weeks in office.