Councilmember Mary Pat Clarke (D-14th District) gave props to Councilmember Rikki Spector (D-5th District), saying Spector “led the charge” against annual registration fees for burglar alarms. “We were always told that there’s a contractor, and when the contract is up, blah blah blah,” Clarke told the council. “Next thing we know the contractor has left town, apparently with his books in disorder.” She says a constituent got a $250 fine for not registering but was never sent notification that he had to register. She says she wants to eliminate the registration fee but keep the other parts of the program that call for a false-alarm fine after two false alarms in a year. “It’s time to make it right,” Spector says.