ATLANTA (WAOK)-As the thaw continues in the Atlanta metro area from the “Snowmeggedon” freeze of 2014, many motorists are now dealing with the reality of having to find their vehicles.
In some cases motorists must pay to have them returned. WAOK talk show host Rashad Richey, host of “Real Talk with Rashad Richey” took phone calls from listeners Wednesday evening on air and then had a conversation with officials from DeKalb County about the situation.
The result: Good news from the office of DeKalb County interim CEO Lee May. Spokesman Burke Brennan released a statement to the media that simply says, “DeKalb County will not be charging for towing as a result of this winter storm. We are communicating this and coordinating with DeKalb towing contractors.”
Richey didn’t stop there. On Thursday, while hosting the WAOK Morning Show, Richey had a candid conversation with Atlanta City Council President Ceasar Mitchell about the same issue facing Atlanta drivers whose cars were towed. Mitchell promised that he would advocate for Atlanta drivers with the city to help relieve the burden of the towing fee.
(Mitchell’s conversation with Richey can be heard here…)