Been parking in that empty lot next door? Watch out.
Council on Tuesday advanced a bill that could make it easier for towing companies to haul away illegally parked cars.
Currently, towers must wait for police officers to ticket vehicles before moving them. The bill, introduced by Councilman Jim Kenney, would remove that step and instead require towers to simply photograph the cars as evidence of the violations.
"In this age of technology were going to take a step back -- you have to provide the photographic evidence, keep it on file, there s a dispute mechanism, the whole bit," Kenney said. "When someone goes and they pick up their car, they ll have a picture of where it was parked ... so people won t feel that they re being abused."