The Chapel Hill Town Council will hold a special meeting at 7 p.m. Aug. 22 to discuss how to respond to a Durham judge’s ruling that voided the town's towing and cell phone ordinances.
The meeting will be in the Council Chamber at Town Hall, 405 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Council members will consult with Town Attorney Ralph Karpinos about “ongoing litigation and to consider changes to ordinances governing towing,” Mayor Mark Kleinschmidt announced in a news release Monday night.
Superior Court Judge Orlando Hudson sided Aug. 2 with a lawsuit filed by George’s Towing & Recovery. The lawsuit argued the towing rules, implemented May 1, unconstitutionally regulated trade, while the cell phone ban was pre-empted by state regulation of cell phone use. The cell phone ban was scheduled to go into effect June 1 but stalled when Hudson issued a preliminary injunction in May.
The town has until Sept. 7 to appeal Hudson’s ruling.