Prior to the adoption of Ord. 16077 on 07/06/1999, Section 14-548 read as follows.

    If any motor vehicle is abandoned on the street or left standing thereon Any police officer or parking enforcement officer  may have removed to a suitable place any vehicle parked or left standing on a street, highway or public property for a longer period of time than twenty-four (24) hours, or if any vehicle is parked contrary to the provisions of this chapter, the chief of police may have such vehicle removed to a suitable place or to a public garage. Unclaimed vehicles shall be disposed of in accordance with state law the provisions of section 14-306(f).

(Code 1964, § 12.670)