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Getting the Boot

By Margaret Lyons in News on Jul 31, 2008 7:57PM

Mayor Daley wants to boot cars after two tickets instead of three, which he says will help the city close its $400 million budget gap by bringing in around $48 million.

De-booting costs $60, but the boot only lasts 24 hours. After that, your car gets towed, which costs drivers $150, plus $10 per day for the first five days it's impounded, and then $35 per day after that. Some aldermen worry that the punishment is too swift and severe, but Daley says people need to pay their debts. [Trib, S-T, I searched for a super long time for a still from "The City of New York vs. Homer Simpson" but couldn't find one that showed the booted car. If you can find it, ten points.]