Business owners and community leaders in Towson are searching for a solution after increased enforcement in a pair of private parking lots downtown led to more than 100 vehicles being towed.
“I’ve probably gotten 15 emails from people who have been towed,” Nancy Hafford, Towson Chamber of Commerce executive director, said. “Some of them said they won’t come back to Towson because of the experience they had. Others said it left a really bad taste in their mouth. … We’re very disappointed that this is being handled this way, because it’s adversely affecting the other businesses that surround them.”
via Towson leaders, businesses seek solution to parking issue – baltimoresun.com.
I do not know what “solution” was settled on, but whatever it was is not very effective. I was just towed after leaving my car for 1.5 hours with a parking stub on my window purchased from what I now understand was the county parking meter. I am from out of state and have only been here for a couple days while doing a medical rotation at Sheppard Pratt Hospital. For the $20,000+ in fees they have gotten from towing these 100 or so cars, why couldn’t they have installed a parking meter in the lot.