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TO AMEND TITLE 4 OF THE BLOOMINGTON MUNICIPAL CODE ENTITLED "BUSINESS LICENSES AND REGULATIONS" - Re: Adding Chapter 4.32 (Non-Consensual Towing Businesses)

This ordinance, initiated and shaped by the efforts of former Councilmember Andy Ruff and former Councilmember Dorothy Granger, amends BMC Title 4 by adding a new Chapter 4.32 to provide for the licensing and regulation of towing companies that engage in the practice of non-consensual tows. The ordinance includes provisions related to licensing requirements, insurance coverage, signage requirements, fee limitations, and the retrieval of towed vehicles, among other provisions. The purpose of this ordinance is to increase community safety and protect residents from the harmful effects associated with predatory commercial private towing. Note: On February 19, 2019, the Council adopted the following amendments to this ordinance: Am 01 - which changed 4.32.130 to increase the allowable fee for the towing of a vehicle from $125. 00 to $135.00; Am 02-which added a new subsection (d) to 4.32.060 to authorize the License Administrator to refuse to issue or decline to renew a license under certain circumstances; and Am 03-which changed "Controller 's Office" to "City" in 4.32.160(b)(3).

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Final 2020-02-19 pass 9-0
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