News: Tow Fee Increase Vote Delayed.

The Miami Beach Commission again pushed back a vote on a contract agreement that would increase towing fees in the city.

Beach Towing and Tremont Towing, whose current contract with the city expires in March, will have to wait until the June Commission meeting to see if their new three year contract with raised tow fees passes.

In the meantime the two companies will continue to operate on a month to month extension.

The average rate will rise 31% over the next three years to average around $269 a tow.

Under the proposed agreement Miami Beach residents would receive 20% discounts on public tows twice a year from each company. The two companies also agreed to develop an “internal review” process to look into citizen complains says the agreement. The companies would also agree to financial inspections by the city to relevant figures as dictated by the permit. In a clearing of headaches, Beach Towing also agreed to drop certain law suits it has with the city in regards to disputes with its competitor.

Employees of the two companies would also be subject to uniforms, drug tests, and having their drivers license screened.

The agreement will be additionally inspected in the city’s Finance and Citywide Projects Committee before being taken to a vote in June.

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