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July 30, 2012 at 5:37 PM

Seattle mayor and councilman hope to cap private towing fees

A plan to cap fees for involuntary tows from private property in Seattle was unveiled today by Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn and Councilman Nick Licata, according the mayor’s office. The legislation, which will be presented to the Seattle City Council on Tuesday, would cap standard impounds at $156.75 per hour and limit storage rates…

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December 7, 2011 at 1:35 PM

City Council to address high towing fees

The Seattle City Council announced Wednesday that it will consider legislation early next year to limit the fees tow companies can charge. Councilmember Nick Licata said he was inspired to act following Seattle Times columnist Danny Westneat’s story about an $800 towing fee incurred by one Seattle resident. Westneat subsequently followed-up on that original column…

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