Arlington County Officials will consider increasing towing fees this Saturday. County staffers have suggested increasing the fee from $115 to $125, which would make it the maximum rate possible under Virginia Law. If everything goes according to plan, the final approval of the change would occur at the County meeting on April 16. Arlington tow companies have been lobbying to see this increase for months.
However, local residents have mixed feelings. Pamela Lessard is not opposed to this change at all. Residents on her street in Arlington recently petitioned to the county to only allow residents to park on their street. “With the transformation of our neighborhood into a very active urban village, it was necessary to enact this zoning restriction,” said Lessard.