Anchorage Leaders Consider Towing Crackdown

Two Anchorage Assembly members are reviving an effort to crack down on city towing companies.

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by Associated Press

ANCHORAGE- Two Anchorage Assembly members are reviving an effort to crack down on city towing companies.

Assemblymen Dick Traini and Paul Honeman are drafting a new ordinance that's intended to make towing more "humane" for drivers. The idea is being revived after failed efforts in 2008 and 2011.
Traini and Honeman want to set limits on towing companies' charges, toughen enforcement of towing laws, and make it easier for people whose cars are improperly towed to get their fees reduced or cut.
The city ombudsman's office gets more than 100 calls each year from people who have had their cars towed - many of whom complain about how costly it is to get them back.