Diaz, an outspoken critic of the traffic safety checkpoints that generate many of the impounds, said Tuesday that she has abandoned that idea of the city taking the work over.
"I have no faith we'd do a good job with it," she said.
Diaz said she sees both sides of the argument about expanding the number of tow companies, suggesting the contracts could require the companies to work on a rotation of some kind.
"With enough advanced warning, the companies might be able to adjust their business model to account for taking a year off," she said.
Diaz also said the sharp drop in impounds was evidence that the checkpoints are not worth the money and are an inefficient use of city resources.....
Police Chief Jim Maher said last year that one reason for the drop in impounds was local activists sending out mass texts to residents when the Police Department sets up a checkpoint. He said another factor was a sharp drop in vehicle collisions, which often require a tow truck.
In addition to NK Towing, Roadway Auto Towing would join existing contractors Al's, A to Z, Allied Gardens and El Norte. (Now I know who not to call when I need towing services)
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