Birmingham City leaders say they are working to end predatory towing and parking issues

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WBRC) – If you live in or visit the Magic City frequently, finding a place to park can often be a problem and too many of you have had poor experiences with aggressive tow companies.

City leaders say they are aware of the problem and are working to eliminate the issue. City Councilor Darrell O’Quinn says the city is planning a public engagement event to discuss the issue on June 7th.

The Mayor took to Facebook this week saying quote “a new towing ordinance is being drafted to address your concerns.”

Councilor O’Quinn tells me there has been a lot of internal discussion over the last few months and that they intend to share some of the intended parking ordinance changes at the June event. The time and location of the public engagement event has not been finalized, but we will share as soon as we know more.

By Tristan Ruppert