by Patch Staff
Atlanta officials are in the process of creating an ordinance to strengthen the city’s regulation of vehicle booting companies, the Atlanta Journal Constitution reports.
The ordinance is being pushed by Councilman Kwanza Hall and would require parking lot operators to provide payment receipts, as well their contact information.
Hall represents District 2, which includes Inman Park and Old Fourth Ward.
The legislation, which is still being drafted, could change in the next few weeks as the city’s attorneys continue to work on the the issue. Hall said one idea is banning booting entirely, as was done in unincorporated Gwinnett County in 2007 and Cobb County in 2004.
This news comes as a result of many Atlanta residents and visitors complaining of abuses by vehicle booting companies, which patrol private parking lots and clamp the metal “boots” onto vehicles for nonpayment of parking fees.