Mayor Walsh wants to expand a pilot program in Charlestown in which the city increased the fine for curbside parking on street-sweeping days from $40 to $90 and in exchange stopped towing cars whose owners left them there anyway.
Walsh is asking the City Council to make the changes permanent and to give the Boston Transportation Department the power to expand the program, which began last summer, to other neighborhoods.
When he first introduced the idea, Walsh said the higher fines would spur people to get their cars out of the way, leading to cleaner streets. At the same time, he noted that ending towing would mean no more $120 towing fees.
The council considers the request at its regular meeting tomorrow at noon in its fifth-floor chambers in City Hall. If the council follows its regular procedure, it will take no immediate action but instead assign the measure to a committee for a public hearing.