Detroit Towing Contract Under Fire

bing dave ap photo2 Detroit Towing Contract Under FireIt’s a towing contract worth millions and millions of dollars – and it’s coming under fire in the Motor City.

According to numerous reports, several towing companies are complaining the process is rigged so that only one company, AutoReturn of San Francisco, will get the contract.

Reportedly, AutoReturn’s subsidiary, AutoReturn Detroit LLC, filed papers with the state indicating its agent is David Baker Lewis, an adviser to Mayor Dave Bing. Lewis is a member of Bing’s volunteer crisis turnaround team of business leaders and others who advise the mayor on how to improve city services and he co-chaired Bing’s inaugural committee.

Meanwhile, the contract application process is being reviewed, and there will be more discussion on the issue at Wednesday’s City Council meeting.

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