Fewer cars towed as result of budget cuts

February 18, 2009 3:22:27 PM PST
The number of cars being towed in Chicago has been cut by nearly half, and that means thousands of dollars in lost revenue for an already cash strapped city. Mayor Daley's 2009 budget dramatically reduced the number of field investigators writing tickets, which triggers a tow.

Last year this time, during the overnight parking restrictions, more than 7,500 vehicles had been towed. This year, that number is just under 4,000, which equals about $580,000 in lost revenue.