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Towing legislation advances to committee

Yesterday consumer protection legislation I am sponsoring was presented for the first time in the Government Performance and Finance Committee.

The legislation would place a cap on what towing companies can charge for impounds from private property. Currently, there is no limit on what towing companies can charge for impound tows from private property and accompanying vehicle storage and after-hours release fees. I’ve been working with the Mayor and Council colleagues to put limits in place. Rates for tows from city streets are set by contract with the Seattle Police Department.

We viewed a presentation summarizing the legislation; you can view the discussion here.  I’m looking to have a vote later this month, and begin protecting consumers, and ensuring fairness.

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