That is what many people were asking after taking Mayor Segarra's parking ban instructions. They followed Segarra's request , parked at the Sigourney Street Boy's and Girls Club lot, as instructed. Their cars were towed from the lot,
The cars were towed from the lot by Medina's Towing as trespass tow's. The lot was put on the list as a safe lot, apparently by mistake by Mayor's Segarra's staff. You would think this was confirmed before hand, but then again this is Hartford.
It seems that as soon as the ban began and people began parking, Medina's began hooking. One by one the cars were towed from the lot. Now hooking is nothing new in Asylum Hill, and most residents are accustomed to a different kind of prostitute, not the Medina's kind.
Although Medina's is one of Hartford's predator's when it comes to towing, in this case they were right legally but maybe not morally. You would think that once the mistake was discovered the towing would have stopped, Nope, the dollar signs kept ringing, the cars kept going and the Asylum Hill towing prostitutes were happy.
It seems that the Hartford Schools apparently had a program they previously operated at 170 Sigourney Street. They vacated that location approximately a year ago and it seems that the Mayor's Office doesn't keep up on things like this. After the school program vacated, the Boys and Girls Club signed a contract with Medina's to grab their neighbors cars for using the lot. Why I am not sure , but that is the very lucrative business of pretty much unregulated trespass tows in Hartford.
The good neighbor policy went out the Window for the Asylum Hill Boy's and Girl's Club, they wanted their lot cleared. even for their good neighbors doing what they were asked to do.
It was only after residents obeying the Mayor's request began looking for their cars that the error was uncovered. Medina's refuses to return the cars but HPD is apparently stepping up to fix the Mayor's Office screw-up.The Hartford Police Department will cover the costs of the tows for the residents.
Make sure those tow straps are secured.