By Jeff Sherman Staff Writer Published Dec 12, 2011 at 10:20 AM

I get my share of parking tickets, and I pay them. But Boston has a creative way to pay tickets and it's one that I think Milwaukee and area communities should consider.  

The idea is simple. Payment of December parking tickets in toys, not cash. Especially during the Christmas and Holiday season, this seems like a no-brainer and idea that should be implemented. 

Of course parking ticket revenue is important, but aren’t smiles on kids who may not get toys this season more important?  

I’ve planted this "Toys for Tickets" idea with Mayor Barrett, and a staff person in his office says they "like the idea."  Let’s see if and when it can be implemented.  

Read about the Boston program here

Jeff Sherman Staff Writer

A life-long and passionate community leader and Milwaukeean, Jeff Sherman is a co-founder of OnMilwaukee.

He grew up in Wauwatosa and graduated from Marquette University, as a Warrior. He holds an MBA from Cardinal Stritch University, and is the founding president of Young Professionals of Milwaukee (YPM)/Fuel Milwaukee.

Early in his career, Sherman was one of youngest members of the Greater Milwaukee Committee, and currently is involved in numerous civic and community groups - including board positions at The Wisconsin Center District, Wisconsin Club and Marcus Center for the Performing Arts.  He's honored to have been named to The Business Journal's "30 under 30" and Milwaukee Magazine's "35 under 35" lists.  

He owns a condo in Downtown and lives in greater Milwaukee with his wife Stephanie, his son, Jake, and daughter Pierce. He's a political, music, sports and news junkie and thinks, for what it's worth, that all new movies should be released in theaters, on demand, online and on DVD simultaneously.

He also thinks you should read OnMilwaukee each and every day.