From Brian Lockhart, CT Post:
The tax department in City Hall oversees a car towing operation which officials maintain earns little to no money.
“Most of those cars really are junkers,” Mayor Bill Finch’s Finance Director, Anne Kelly-Lenz, said recently about the motor vehicles that are seized for back taxes, sit unclaimed, and are eventually auctioned off or scrapped by the towing operations.
Meanwhile, across the street, the police department is being paid $376 by Jim’s Autobody for every abandoned car that wrecking company hauls off and disposes of for the cops.
“It doesn’t make sense,” City Councilwoman Eneida Martinez, D-139, told Hearst Connecticut Media when the newspaper informed her about the two practices. “Why can’t the tax office do the same thing?”
Full story here.