On Tuesday, the Little Rock city board again revised its rules for booting vehicles.
The new ordinance, a revision of legislation that was approved in June, seeks to clarify certain rights and scenarios, Public Works Director Jon Honeywell said.
The city reserves the right to place a boot, a mechanical device that prevents a car wheel from turning, on vehicles whose owners have $250 or more in unpaid parking violation fines that are more than 30 days old and have been issued within the past three years.
The ordinance that passed Tuesday adds a provision stating that the vehicles' owners are responsible for paying the citations even if they were not the ones driving the vehicles at the time. They would have a defense if they can prove they were not in possession of the vehicles, the measure states.
Owners of immobilized vehicles can get their vehicles released by either appearing in court to challenge the citations or by paying the fines. A provision in the June ordinance requiring collateral was removed.
Honeywell has noted that the city doesn't actively seek out eligible vehicles for booting. A vehicle will be booted if parking enforcement officers happen across one that's on the list during normal, weekday operations, which Honeywell said mainly are in downtown areas.
NW News on 07/12/2019
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