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Albany stops predatory towers

Written February 8th, 2017 by Hasso Hering

Those nighttime raids by out-of-town towing operators looking to grab up cars improperly parked on private Albany lots should now be at an end. The city council Wednesday passed a ban on predatory towing from private property, and the law takes immediate effect.

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Coming up: Ban on predatory tows

Written February 4th, 2017 by Hasso Hering

What’s known as predatory towing would be finished in Albany under an ordinance requested by Mayor Sharon Konopa and coming up for city council review and possible action this week.


Towing: Linn board shuns setting rates

Written October 16th, 2013 by Hasso Hering

A new state law allows Oregon counties and cities to set maximum prices that tow companies can charge for giving back cars seized from private parking facilities. House Bill 3159 passed over Republican objections in the 2013 regular session of the legislature and takes effect on Jan. 1, 2014. It’s a response to predatory towing […]


 
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