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CITY OF ATLANTA ORDINANCE ALERT: CITY COUNCIL VOTING TO BAN BOOTING ON PRIVATE PROPERTY ON MONDAY, MARCH 5

The City of Atlanta City Council is reportedly voting at its Monday, March 5, 2018 meeting on a proposed ordinance that would prohibit all use of vehicle immobilization devices, or “boots”, on private property in the City of Atlanta, including property of condominiums and homeowners associations.   A link to the proposed ordinance, Ordinance 18-O-1129, can be found here.

While the formal agenda for the meeting has not been released, we have information that a City Council vote on this ordinance will be held at the City Council Meeting at 12:30 p.m. on Monday, March 5, 2018 at 55 Trinity Avenue SW, Atlanta, GA 30303. The meeting is in the City Council Chamber on the 2nd Floor.

The Ordinance would prohibit the use of vehicle immobilization devices, or “boots”, on all private property in the City of Atlanta. If enacted, homeowners and condominium associations located within the City of Atlanta would be prohibited from booting vehicles located on association property, whether such booting is performed by a booting company, property manager or by the association.   This means that condominium and homeowners associations located within Atlanta would no longer be able to use boots on vehicles that are parked on association property in violation of the association’s rules or regulations, or which are otherwise unauthorized.  

We are providing this Alert as a benefit to our clients and property managers who live in and manage properties located in the City of Atlanta, many of whom use boots as a cost-effective means to control unauthorized parking in their associations.  

TO TAKE ACTION:   Attend the City Council Meeting on Monday, March 5 at 12:30 OR if you are unable to attend, make your opinion heard by e-mailing and/or calling your City Councilmembers. City Council contact information is listed here: http://citycouncil.atlantaga.gov/ 

In addition, e-mail addresses for the City Council are listed here for your quick reference:

jnide@atlantaga.gov; arfarokhi@atlantaga.gov; mcoverstreet@atlantaga.gov; csmith@atlantaga.gov; hshook@atlantaga.gov; mswestmoreland@atlantaga.gov; narchibong@atlantaga.gov; aboone@atlantaga.gov; drhillis@atlantaga.gov; mbond@atlantaga.gov; ilyoung@atlantaga.gov ; fmoore@atlantaga.gov ; aboone@atlantaga.gov ; dchambers@atlantaga.gov; cwinslow@atlantaga.gov; jmsheperd@atlantaga.gov; malewis@atlantaga.gov; jpmatzigkeit@atlantaga.gov; ektaylor@atlantaga.gov