MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) -- Memphis city officials are considering transferring responsibility for its vehicle inspections to either Shelby County or the state.
According to The Commercial Appeal, the City Council is scheduled to vote on the matter Tuesday.
City officials say the county or the state would have to take over the operation if the Council approves defunding the $2.7 million annual inspection process.
Councilman Jim Strickland sponsored the measure with Councilman Shea Flinn. He said that since the county exceeds federal standards for ozone pollution, the county, not just Memphis residents, should help pay for the process.
The council will also have the first of three readings on ordinances aimed at cracking down on illegal dumps. The measures would impound the cars of individuals caught dumping trash illegally and impound the vehicles of tire businesses and tire haulers engaged in illegal dumping.
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