A new ordinance proposed to the city council will cut the current tow fee in half. Currently, if a person is pulled over in suspicion of certain felony crimes or city ordinances violations, the vehicle can be towed and impounded and the owner of the vehicle charged with a tow fee of $500.
The proposed ordinance, sponsored by Alderman Doris Turner, would drop that fee down to $250. Other previously raised concerns of the current tow law, like administrative hearings and or fees being refunded if the person is found innocent, are not addressed. Aldermen will take up the reduction of the tow fee in two weeks.