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Carolina Beach town leaders take steps to amend towing ordinance

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Leaders in Carolina Beach are taking steps to reverse an ordinance that helped protect citizens from becoming targets of predatory towing. Leaders in Carolina Beach are taking steps to reverse an ordinance that helped protect citizens from becoming targets of predatory towing.
CAROLINA BEACH, NC (WECT) -

Leaders in Carolina Beach are taking steps to reverse Section 9-149, an ordinance that helped protect citizens from becoming targets of predatory towing.

The NC Supreme Court overturned the NC Court of Appeals decision last year in George King d/b/a George's Towing and Recovery v. Town of Chapel Hill.

According to the decision, "the Court found that the Town has the right to regulate non-consensual towing from private lots in order to protect citizen health, safety and welfare but that there is no rational relationship to the price citizens pay for towing and the protection of citizen health or safety or welfare."

According to the Carolina Beach agenda item, as a result of this ruling, the Town Ordinance should be amended. 

The town council will be voting to pass a consent agenda that sets a public hearing date to discuss this issue.

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