It punishes motorists who drive without licenses by holding their vehicles in impound
for 30 days.
Animal control officials say the decline in cat impounds
alone argues in favor of enacting an even stiffer sterilization law.
Fearing lawsuits charging poor enforcement, City Attorney James Hahn's office wants to change city law so that the Animal Regulation Department no longer is bound to impound
abused or neglected animals on private property.
Los Angeles police officers say the ability to impound
vehicles is a useful tool for law enforcement.
The Los Angeles Police Department will no longer impound
vehicles of unlicensed drivers, a practice decried for years as unfair to illegal immigrants.
To them, 30-day impounds
are money in the bank, whether or not the owner redeems the vehicle.
One of the casualties of the impound
rule will be Happy Hour, the two 45-minute practice periods run before race day.