As reported in the Brockton Enterprise, the City of Brockton, Massachusetts is moving forward with an ordinance that will put a cap on the number of automotive repair garages in the city. In June, the Brockton City Council voted in favor of a new ordinance to place a limit on the number of repair facilities allowed in the city. But that measured was vetoed by Mayor Bill Carpenter. A the Council’s July meeting they voted to take up the measure again in September, with an eye toward overturning the veto.
There are currently 174 repair shops in Brockton, with six more on the way, pending city licenses: one for every 500 to 600 people living in the city, Farwell said. The ordinance passed by the Brockton City Council called for issuing no more than one license for every 2,000 people living in the city. That means there would only be approximately 50 auto mechanics licenses issued by the city.
We will continue to follow this story as in unfolds.