By adamg on Wed, 06/03/2015 - 12:52pm
The mayor's office announced today that Charlestown will be used as a pilot for a new street-cleaning program in which cars will no longer be towed if they block street sweepers - but will instead get ticketed with fines that will be increased from the current $40 to $90.
The new system goes into effect July 1.
In announcing the idea earlier this year, Mayor Walsh predicted the pilot would eventually lead to cleaner streets because after you get $90 tickets three or four weeks in a row, "I think you're going to move your car." Walsh said this would still be cheaper than the $120 towing fee residents would previously pay - and would eliminate legally parked cars towed away by over-eager tow drivers.
If the program results in cleaner streets, it will be rolled out citywide.