SANTA BARBARA, Calif. -

A Santa Barbara Towing company has won an appeal against the City of Santa Barbara and it will mean a boost in business.

805 Roadside Towing was suspended from the city's towing rotation, when new rules went into place requiring three years of experience.


The company has been in business about two and a half years.

The Fire and Police Commission decision to cut 805 Roadside Towing off the list was overturned by the city council in a lengthy afternoon appeal hearing.

The company can continue to operate without any financial loss.

It will, however, have to adjust its storage lot slightly to meet a requirement of 20,000 square feet.

Being on the city rotation list means it will be called for police department tows during patrol enforcement and DUI checkpoints.   At times it can be several times a day.