Sec. 14-14-4. Determination of the number of towing operators needed.

(a) The chief shall determine the number of towing operators needed to provide towing services to the police department. On or before December 1st of each calendar year, the chief shall make a determination as to the appropriate number of towing operators to be placed on the rotation list for the following year. The chief’s determination shall be based upon the number of towing service providers that may be required by the public convenience and necessity and for the efficient operation of the department. In determining the required number of towing operators, the chief shall consider the following factors:
(1) The operational needs of the police department;
(2) The population growth in the city;
(3) The additional land area annexed into the city;
(4) The number of currently authorized towing operators and their average response times;
(5) The administrative burdens imposed by the number of towing operators to be included on the rotation list; and
(6) Other relevant, objective factors to be determined by the chief.
(b) The chief’s determination shall be made in writing and shall include the number of towing operators to be included on the rotation list. (Ord. No. 1381, § 3 (part).)