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File #: 2015-2353    Version:
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed Finally
File created: 12/11/2015 In control: Committee on Public Safety Services
On agenda: 12/15/2015 Final action: 12/21/2015
Enactment date: 12/21/2015 Enactment #: 72
Effective date: 12/28/2015    
Title: Ordinance amending and supplementing the City of Pittsburgh Code, Title Five ("Traffic"), Article III ("Towing") by amending Chapters 521, 523 525 as well as Title VII, Article VII ("Service Businesses"), Chapter 764, with respect to tow businesses operating within the City and the towing fee schedule applicable thereto.
Indexes: PGH. CODE ORDINANCES TITLE 05 - TRAFFIC
Date Ver.Action ByActionResultAction DetailsMeeting DetailsVideo
12/28/20152 Mayor Signed by the Mayor  Action details Meeting details
12/21/20152 City Council Passed FinallyPass Action details Meeting details Video Video
12/16/20151   Affirmatively Recommended as Amended  Action details Meeting details
12/16/20152 Standing Committee Affirmatively Recommended as AmendedPass Action details Meeting details
12/16/20152 Standing Committee AMENDEDPass Action details Meeting details
12/15/20151 City Council Waived under Rule 8Pass Action details Meeting details
12/15/20151 City Council Read and referred  Action details Meeting details
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Ordinance amending and supplementing the City of Pittsburgh Code, Title Five ("Traffic"), Article III ("Towing") by amending Chapters 521, 523 525 as well as Title VII, Article VII ("Service Businesses"), Chapter 764, with respect to tow businesses operating within the City and the towing fee schedule applicable thereto.

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WHEREAS, the City of Pittsburgh does not currently operate its own tow pound and instead relies upon a private contractor for this purpose; and

WHEREAS, the City of Pittsburgh's current towing fee schedule has not been revised in many years and it does not reflect current market rates for such services; and

WHEREAS, the City's Department of Public Safety seeks to amend and supplement the City of Pittsburgh Code in order to establish a revised towing fee schedule, provide for the possibility of City-operated tow pounds in addition to contracted services with private towers and to make other miscellaneous revisions to the City's practices and procedures with regard to towing.

Be it resolved by the Council of the City of Pittsburgh as follows:

Section 1. City of Pittsburgh Code, Title Five ("Traffic"), Article III ("Towing"), Chapters 521, 523 and 525, as well as Title VII, Article VII ("Service Businesses"), Chapter 764, are hereby amended and supplemented as follows:
TITLE FIVE: - TRAFFIC
ARTICLE III: - TOWING
CHAPTER 521: - SCOFFLAWS
? 521.01 - VEHICLE IMMOBILIZATION, REMOVAL AND IMPOUNDMENT.
Any vehicle having five (5) or more unpaid past due tickets, summonses or other process, issued against it, charging that the vehicle was parked, stopped or standing in violation of the Commonwealth Vehicle Code, this Traffic Title or any other traffic ordinance of the City is deemed to be a public nuisance and the Police Department, Pittsburgh Bureau of Police ("PBP"), Pittsburgh Parking Authority ("PPA") and/or any other authorized City agent assigned to traffic duty is hereby authorized to:
(a) Remove the vehicle or caus...

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