Though every property owner has a right to enforce parking restrictions, residents have often claimed that some booting practices have been pretty aggressive.
Well, it looks like the city is now in the final stages of enacting some new ground rules regarding the practice. From tonight’s city commission meeting – a note from Asst. City Manager Lyn Menne…
The purpose of this memorandum is to request approval of Ordinance O-16-YYamending Section 84 of Chapter 98 – TRAFFIC AND VEHICLES of the City Ordinance covering the use of mechanical locking devices or boots for automobiles. Four amendments to this section are proposed:
- Establishing a maximum amount of $40 that can be charged to remove a mechanical locking device (boot). This rate is equal to the City’s parking fine for parking in a no-parking zone.
- Requiring that attendants attaching and removing boots must wear identification.
- Specifying that payment machines located on private lots that use boots as an enforcement tool must accept cash and credit card payments.
- Specifying that payment machines must be in working order at the time a booting device is attached.
It is recommended that the proposed amendments become effective April 15, 2016.
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