Maldonado Pledges to Push Ordinance Requiring Warning Notice Instead of a Tow for First Time Violators
(November 30, 2016)--As the City of Chicago's Winter Parking Ban takes effect, Alderman Roberto Maldonado will be urging his fellow Aldermen in the Committee on Pedestrian and Traffic Safety to pass a proposed ordinance so that motorists will first receive a warning citation before getting towed.Maldonado explained, "I'm calling for a warning notice for first time violators of the overnight parking ban. Arterial streets like North Avenue and Kedzie Boulevard are important spots for overnight parking in the 26th Ward--but they can't be used from Dec. 1st to April 1st. Many motorists forget this. They face tickets; worse their car is towed."
Maldonado continued, "Last December, I submitted an amendment to the Winter Parking Ban which requires city ticketing agents to issue a warning for a first violation. This will require some effort on City departments to ensure compliance. But it's worth the effort."