See, That Wasn't So Hard: Council Committee Comes Up With Parking Boot Ordinance
The ordinance takes effect January 1, 2010 -- again, if the council gives its approval -- and till then, parking lot operators can still use video auditing, which Tennell Atkins wanted to keep for good (or at least till mid-April) until fellow council members Angela Hunt and Ron Natinsky said, Unh-unh. Hunt said she'd received numerous complaints from people who had requested to see video evidence upon being booted, only to be told to "call this number and see it at another time."
Small-lot operators have complained that they can't afford the kind of electronic equipment that'll swap you a receipt for a few bills. "In that case, booting isn't an option for you," Hunt tells Unfair Park. "It's not like we're closing you down. We just take away one option."