LA Mayor Backing Off Plan To Stop Impounding Cars Of Unlicensed Drivers?

LOS ANGELES (CBS) — The mayor of Los Angeles may be rethinking a proposal to end the city’s practice of impounding vehicles belonging to unlicensed drivers.

KNX 1070’s Claudia Peschiutta reports Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa now says changes to the law are only under consideration and that nothing has been finalized.

Villaraigosa had reportedly told Spanish-language newspaper La Opinion that starting in January, LAPD officers would stop impounding the cars during routine traffic stops.

The proposal would allow a properly licensed driver to pick up the vehicle the same day rather than wait for the standard 30-day period at a cost of about $1,500.

Villaraigosa said the changes are merely being considered.

“We’re looking at that policy, we’re hoping to make it more reasonable,” he said. “I can tell you we have to go through a public process to do that, I don’t do that on my own.”

Critics contend the 30-day impounds unfairly target undocumented immigrants.

“I think it has a disproportionate impact on them,” Villaraigosa said.

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  1. steveB says:

    Why not deport the illegals. Maybe the spike in hit and run accidents will go down.

    1. Rick says:

      I see your parents failed you! You cannot even put a sentence together.

      So did you lose a pay day at the Car Wa$h when it rained last week?

    2. SUBLIME says:

      Carlos, you’re just like Tony Vivalaleacha,looking for free hand-outs.Look at the L.A.P.D. most wanted page and tell me who you see most of. Oh wait, can you READ this?

  2. pedro says:

    Yes, i agree, just because i’m illegal, don’t know how to drive, have no driver license, have no insurance. DOES NOT mean you can take away my car. I will stop and take responsibility if i hit something, or someone, i promise.

    i love you Tony V.

  3. VES says:

    Did anyone consider protesting on behalf of those are here legally and paying taxes? It seems like this gropu of people are being targeted unfairly.

  4. Carl Barnett says:

    Interesting how the “illegals” feel that laws in the U.S. are not for them. If my registration ran out my car would be impounded, why not thiers. They also enjoy special order 40. The city of LA is a santuary city and becomes more of a third world dump every day, as is the entire state of California.
    Time for a total change in government, both state and local.

    1. CARLOS says:

      IF U DONT LIKE IT LEAVE TO ANOTHER STATE!

      1. Rick says:

        There are plenty of areas in So. Cal. that you will never be able to infiltrate.
        You can have Santa Ana/East L.A. and any city like it all your own!!
        Try moving into certain areas with your litter and see what happens.

    2. SUBLIME says:

      As you can see Carl, CARLOS is one of those free-loading mexicans who could care less about our laws.Hey Carlos, go back to mexico.You can do whatever you want in your country.

  5. ginny says:

    What all of us legal, law abiding citizens of CA, need to remember is that it is not illegal to be illegal, when it comes to anything in this once great state. If you’re one of the legal residents it’s only illegal is you don’t keep paying into the coffers via taxes, fees, etc. to support all of the free rides of anyone who is doing something illegal.

    1. Larry says:

      The State of California is going down the toilet fast. There is no common sense in State, Local and Federal Government.

      1. Linda says:

        …….AMEN, GOD Loves the truth, there it is folks………….

    2. SUBLIME says:

      Hey Ginny, this is what happens when you have a former gang member like Vivalagoosa and his free-loading followers who are only here to leach off of REAL American taxpayers.

  6. Tony Villaraigosa says:

    Occupy Mexico.

  7. Larry says:

    “I think it has a disproportionate impact on them,”
    THEN SEND THEM HOME

  8. steveb says:

    Carlos, you sound angry, did your car get impounded?

  9. gary says:

    man leave the law alone mr mayor trying to protect your people send all the illegal aliens back to their country every body and every ethnic dont touch the law personally i think its time for you to resign from office a.s.a.p

  10. Chris QLxchange says:

    What a bozo this Mayor is. He is backing off to protect his own. Stop getting involved with the law. Stop protecting the illegals that are here and are unlicensed and uninsured. We need this guy out of office fast!

  11. Ray says:

    He wants Brown’s Job

  12. Talega says:

    Maybe in the spirit of Christmas, the mayor can have the cops stop citing speeders. If they are not driving recklessly, give them a break. Let’s decide which laws should be enforced.

  13. PEDRO DEPACAS says:

    MAYOR V WHO ELECTED YOU US CITIZENS I BELIEVE? I JUST PAID $142 FOR TAGS FOR MY TRUCK PLUS $35 SMOG FEE AND INSURANCE FOR 3 CARS ALMOST $300 EVERY 2 MONTHS. I DO MY LEGAL PART TO DRIVE IN CALIFORNIA AS A AMERICAN MEXICAN WHO GREW UP IN LOS ANGELES.
    SO LET ME GET THIS STRAIGHT YOU DON’T HAVE A LICENSE AND OWN A CAR HOW DOES INSURANCE FACTOR IN? OH RIGHT THEY DON’T CARRY IT! SO IF SOMEBODY IS STRUCK AND KILLED THEY FLEE AND DISPOSE OF THROW AWAY VEHICLES AS THEY CALL THEM CARS IN AND AROUND $1000.
    YOU ARE AN IDIOT IF YOU CHANGE THE LAW TO GIVE THESE PEOPLE A BREAK Y WOULD YOU DO THAT IF THEY HIT SOMEBODY WHO COVERS THE COST OF THAT ACCIDENT YOU?

    GET A GRIP ON REALITY

  14. Hardmoney says:

    The battle has been lost. Southern California, shall now officially be referred to as Northern Mexico. Any Non-Latinos shall from this day forward be considered ‘Illegal Gringos’ subject to state santioned ‘Little Bite’ Bribery.
    Viva Villaraigosa! The first govenor of Northern Mexico!

    1. Rick says:

      You are probably one of those idiots who purchased a Che Guevara for his 7 year old son for X-Mas.

      There are many out there looking for ways to initiate MASS STERALIZATION on a certain group of people. You know who you are. The ones who have the Virgin Mary in their outhouses/cars/clothes/purses while NONE OF THEIR children under 15 are actually virgins. You even make your dirty little religion a farce!

  15. Wetb@ck says:

    The mayor is a wetb@ck.

    1. wetpoop says:

      you are a wet poop

  16. Mark says:

    no drivers license, no insurance
    Just another reward for being in this country illegally by the mayor.

  17. Belcher, P says:

    I say if he signs it into law then ALL licensed drivers should sue. If we can pay taxes, license fees, smog fees and have a license yet get impounded for something or anything..give me my car back in one day too…..cause nothing I do will be worse than driving around without a license, being uninsured, Illegally in the UniteD STATES, driving without a license, etc….

  18. Dazed and Amazed says:

    It’s because of idiots like the Mayor and others who give illegals their undeserved sense of entitlement that makes the California the laughing stock of the entire country. No wonder they think all Californians have the same mind set as Mayor V.

  19. Incredulous says:

    What about the “disproportionate impact” paying through the nose for illegals, their offspring, their benefits, their perks, their crimes, etc., has on US citizens? Mr. Mayor-you, sir, are an idiot and on the same level with Ruben Navarrette in your pro-illegal support.

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