Curran is the Council’s resident towing expert. He says he wants it made clear that this surcharge would not apply to cars towed from city streets or lots, only private parking lots, one of which he says used a low parking fee to set up drivers of quick, expensive tow jobs. The $30 fee will not be passed through to folks who get towed, Curran says, because he will make sure those maximum towing fees are amended to prevent it. He hopes to raise between $400,000 and $600,000 for the city by squeezing certain tow companies this way, and he says he wants to apply the money to the city’s animal control efforts, which are scheduled for steep cuts under the newly proposed budget. Both of the workers who currently remove dead animals from city streets are facing elimination of their jobs, Curran says, while the euthanasia rate for animals brought to the city animal shelter, which was reduced from over 90 percent to under 40 percent, could shoot back up.