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City of Decatur plans to crack down on booting

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City of Decatur plans to crack down on booting

Decatur City Hall.
Decatur City Hall.

Decatur City Hall.

Parking enforcement in private lots in Decatur has gotten tougher over the last year.

Some residents and visitors have parked in a lot, like the CVS lot in Downtown Decatur, to run a quick errand offsite only to return to find a boot on their car and an attendant demanding money. Fees can be upwards of $90.

The Decatur City Commission is considering a measure to curb some of the excesses associated with booting in the city.

At the March 21 City Commission meeting, commissioners will consider amending its ordinance to cap booting fees at $40.

Other recommended changes to the ordinance include:

– 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.

The City Commission meeting will begin at 7:30 p.m. and will be held at City Hall, located at 509 North McDonough Street. All meetings are open to the public.

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