Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Update on Non-Consensual Towing

At the February 17 Work Session Mayor Curtis updated the City Council on progress made in decreasing the amount of non-consensual vehicle towing in Provo.



Number of Tows




Quarter
2013
2014
Percentage
1st
844
972
+15.17%
2nd
743
610
-17.90%
3rd
886
554
-37.47%
4th
1108
605
-45.40%
Total Tows
3581
2741
-23.46%

The towing ordinance was amended in the first quarter of 2014. It took some time to get with everyone to educate the property owners and others involved so towing initially went up during that time. Once the changes were made, improvements were seen in areas with the exception of Joaquin Village, which has seen an increase. Mayor Curtis hopes to find out why problems are continuing at that location.