by: Carl Willis Updated:
ATLANTA - An Atlanta City Council member is taking aim at parking lots that don't issue receipts.
He said the problem is those older non-automated pay stations where customers slide bills into a slot with a metal stuffer, and hope for the best.
"We put our money in here and we think we put the right parking spot
Hall said he became involved in the issue when a resident told him he paid for parking, only to get a boot that caused thousands of dollars of damage to his vehicle.
"I just think we need to do better, and I'm just going to challenge the parking lot owners who have these kind of lots to step their game up and do better by our citizens," Hall said.
Hall said he is working with the city's legal department and the public works and utilities department on the ordinance.
"With the receipts there's a record for everyone, and I think it just keeps everyone in bounds," he said. "I want to make sure the immobilization devices aren't causing damage."
Hall said the city will likely conduct a survey to determine the number of parking lots that use older pay