We may not have heard the last of the debate over Springfield's towing fee.
Aldermen cut that $500 fee in half this week, overriding Mayor Mike Houston's veto of the ordinance. But Houston still insists the higher fee is appropriate, since nearly all of the vehicles that the city tows and impounds are involved in DUI or drug offenses, or had drivers with suspended or revoked licenses.
Houston says he may consider an idea floated by 970 WMAY's Ray Lytle to propose reinstating the ordinance for those specific offenses. The mayor says he likes the idea, but hasn't committed yet to actually introducing it.