MAR 18, 2021
Ald. Daniel La Spata (1) and Ald. Nicholas Sposato sparred over booting during a meeting of the City Council Committee on License and Consumer Protection on Wednesday.
Two aldermen called on Tuesday for a citywide reassessment of regulations around car booting, but they faced pushback from colleagues who defended the controversial practice used to punish parking violators.
The debate unfolded during a meeting of the City Council’s Committee on License and Consumer Protection before members of the committee unanimously approved an ordinance (O2021-735) by Ald. Daniel La Spata (1) to abolish the practice of booting in his Northwest Side ward. If approved by the full City Council next week, the 1st Ward will join 17 other wards in which it is illegal for companies to attach wheel locks to cars.
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