Birmingham city leaders share potential ordinance changes to downtown towing and parking

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WBRC) – Birmingham city leaders are drafting a new parking and towing ordinance after hundreds of complaints from downtown visitors and business owners.

The city is hosting a town hall on June 7 for people to voice complaints and hear proposed ordinance changes.

Birmingham’s transportation committee said most of this predatory towing is happening in private lots. They said the tow companies hired by those lots have been taking advantage of loopholes in city laws.

By Lauren Jackson