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Syracuse Common Council Reconsiders Proposal to Ban Booting Vehicles on Private Property

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By Staff

 

bootThe Syracuse Common Council will reportedly renew its proposal to ban the practice of booting vehicles on private property.

Initially, Councilor Steve Thompson proposed the legislation in February, with the city’s approval, and then withdrew it in order to change the wording of the law.

According to an article on Syracuse.com, “The law caps how much a boot-user can charge to $75 (plus tax), sets time limits for when the boot must be removed, and would require a $200 annual license for an operator who wants to use a boot.”

The proposed law has also stipulated signs must be posted in any parking lot where a car might be booted, and that emergency vehicles, occupied vehicles, or cars parked in emergency lanes would be exempt from being booted.

Thompson presented the new proposal to the council on Wednesday.

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