Meet the Team
Eli Silvert, Owner and Operator
Eli is the founder and operator of TZA. His passion for solving the parking infraction crisis in Boston is multifactorial. First, Eli has personally been towed 8 times in his 2 brief years in Boston. He has learned something new from each occasion, and has become familiar with the struggle of retrieving a towed vehicle when a wallet/Charlie card or phone was left in the car. Second, Eli has witnessed swaths of cars get towed during street cleaning. On one particular Spring morning, it seemed like everyone in the neighborhood had forgotten about street cleaning. Eli was worried he was next, as his car wouldn't start (after he brought it back from the tow yard a few days prior) and the tow truck was coming! He managed to jumpstart his car in time and avoid another towing, but regretted that he couldn't warn his neighbors as they were being towed before his eyes. After he pulled himself together, he did some Googling, and read that almost half of all car towings in Boston (~40k out of 100k towings per year) are due to street cleaning.
Collectively, these experiences motivated Eli to help people avoid unnecessary and unpleasant encounters with the towing system. He believes in the Community's ability to come together and look out for itself. Instead of spending time and energy dealing with car towings, he hopes that people can re-route their attention to 1) helping each other avoid getting towed and 2) community events put on by local artists and businesses.
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As we aim to prevent towings and foster community, financial support accelerates our efforts and goes a long way in validating the importance of this initiative. If you have benefited from our alerts or simply like what we're doing, we would be sincerely grateful for your support. Contact us for more information on how you can support us with a financial donation, your time, or network.
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