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Meeker Expected To Reintroduce Predatory Towing Proposal

Posted July 7, 2004 8:43 a.m. EDT

— Raleigh Mayor Charles Meeker's predatory towing proposal hit a roadblock, but he hopes to crank up his idea once again.

The Law and Public Safety Committee will recommend to the City Council that no action be taken on the proposed ordinance. In June, the committee voted down a proposal that would have banned towing between the hours of 6 p.m. and 6 a.m.

Meeker has wanted to ban towing overnight in downtown Raleigh.

Meeker said earlier he will bring the idea to the full City Council on his own. He could do that at Tuesday's meeting.

Follow Five On Your Side's First Investigation of Questionable Towing Practices:

  • July 21, 1999:

    Raleigh Towing Company Makes Court Appearance

  • July 12, 1999:

    Attorney General Files Suit Against Former Brentwood Towing

  • Dec. 2, 1998

    Judge Orders Brentwood Towing to Turn Over Records

  • May 21, 1998:

    Brentwood Towing Faces Misdemeanor Charges After DMV Investigation

  • May 19, 1998:

    Brentwood Towing Victims, Attorney General, Speak Out

  • May 14, 1998:

    Brentwood Towing Gets Visit From State Investigators

  • May 5, 1998:

    Towing Victims Question Practices of Raleigh Company