Monday, September 19, 2005

Safe Clear is Crumbling

KHOU is reporting that a key part of Mayor White's "Safe Clear" towing plan has been shot down by a federal judge. In particular, the city is not allowed to sell exclusive towing contracts to a few select wrecker companies for millions of dollars. That was how the mayor hoped to get more back-door tax money. Without those contracts, the program ends up costing Houstonians more than it can possibly take in.

Where will it go from here? We can only hope that the mayor and city council will see the error of their ways and end that sham. But, we can't count on that. After all, Mayor White has already shown that there is no limit to how low he will stoop, including the spending of taxpayer dollars to fight taxpayers in court, to keep one of his sham programs in place.

At least, this represents a good start and there is now a small glimmer of hope on the horizon. Real hope will come with the election of a mayor who will work with the people of Houston, rather than against them.


At 7:59 AM, Blogger YAMADUDE said...

Safe clear was a horrible idea. The program doesnt apply to large vehicles, (Buses, big rigs, box trucks)the ones who cause just as big if not worse of a scene.

At 4:01 PM, Blogger momindistress said...

My son and another 16yr old were towed by "safe clear" on a Sun afternoon from 59 and Allen Pkwy to Scott st. while waiting for AAA. They were left with the instructions "there are a lot of crack heads here so when they come around tell them you don't have any money and you are waiting for a tow!" SAFE CLEAR WHAT????


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