Lake Worth may be giving more cars ‘the boot’

LAKE WORTH — City Commissioners at tonight’s meeting are scheduled to vote on amending a traffic ordinance that will allow the city to place an immobilization device,  known as a “boot,” on a vehicle until all unpaid citations are paid.

The city said there are times when vehicles have more than three citations that go unpaid. The ordinance will give the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office, the city’s code enforcement and parking enforcement officers the authority to break out the boot and the ability to tow vehicles off city property.

The ordinance is on the agenda for first reading.

The meeting is scheduled for 6 p.m., City Hall.