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Chicago Parking Meter Privatization

Alderman Proposes Pictures Accompany Parking Tickets As Proof

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Motorists who park illegally on Chicago streets would get more than tickets on their windshields, if an influential alderman has her way. They'd ge...

The Expired Meter: '5 Minutes For 75 Years? Thanks For Nothing Mayor!'

The Expired Meter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Thanks for nothing Mayor Daley. Or, at least next to nothing. I'm sure you and your administration think this alleged five minute grace period f...

Chicago Parking Meters: Privatization Inspiring Other Cities To Do The Same?

Chicago Reader | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Citizens in other cities may want to take note of the recent news about parking around here because it's increasingly clear that the architects of Chi...

After Parking Meters, Five Other Public Assets Daley Could Sell

Chicago Sun-Times | FRAN SPIELMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

After draining reserve funds generated by city asset sales, Mayor Daley has hitched Chicago's financial future to continuing the Great Chicago sell-of...

Parking Meter Deal Balanced The Budget: Daley

Chicago Public Radio | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Chicago Mayor Richard Daley says without money from the controversial lease of the city's parking meters, there'd be no way to balance the 2010 budget...

Parking Meter Rates Set To Rise Again

Parking Ticket Geek | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

In just less than 60 days, Chicago's parking meter rates will increase again....

Chicago Parking Meters: Daley Proposes Free Ticket Deal

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

If you, like most Chicagoans, have found yourself sprinting to the parking box or meter just in time to see a ticket slapped on your car, you may be i...

Daley Getting Angry At Parking Meter Company

Chicago Sun-Times | FRAN SPIELMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Mayor Daley said today that he is losing confidence in the company hired to run the city's parking meters following the revelation of more problems wi...

Free Parking? It's an Expensive Proposition

Graham Hill | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Graham Hill

While cars can give us a great feeling of freedom when we are on the open road, they are also a yoke around our neck as they stand idle and cost money for a great deal of the day.

Daley To Admit Parking Deal Got "Screwed Up," Spent Too Much Time On Olympics

Chicago Sun-Times | FRAN SPIELMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Mayor Daley will acknowledge tonight that his administration "totally screwed up" the transition to private control of the city's 36,000 parking meter...

City Finally Releases Unredacted Details Of Parking Meter Bid Process

The Parking Ticket Geek | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Calling all real journalists, amateur journalists, arm chair detectives, political insiders, conspiracy theorists and the like. This faux journalist ...

City Downplays Parking Meter Lawsuit: 'Wholly Without Merit'

Chicago Public Radio | Alex Keefe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

In a brief written statement, the city says the lawsuit over its $1.15 billion parking meter privatization is "wholly without merit."...

Alderman Gets Heated Defending Parking Meter Deal: 'It's None Of Your Damn Business' (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

WTTW's "Chicago Tonight" assembled a panel to discuss the the lawsuit filed Wednesday by the Independent Voters of Illinois-Independent Precinct Organ...

Chicago Sued Over Parking Meter Privatization Deal

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Chicago's much-maligned parking meter lease deal is getting a fresh beating. The Independent Voters of Illinois-Independent Precinct Organization, a ...

Two Arrested At Parking Meter Protest

Parking Ticket Geek | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Two people protesting the installation of new parking pay boxes by LAZ Parking, were arrested this morning at around 9:30 AM in the 8900 block of sout...

Eric Zorn: The Good Things About The Parking Meter Deal

Chicago Tribune | Eric Zorn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Yes, I know there is much to dislike about the parking-meter deal in Chicago -- the city arguably didn't get its money's worth, prices have quadrupled...

City Council Holding Parking Meter Deal Hearings

Chicago Tribune | Dan Mihalopoulos | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Aldermen who rushed to approve Mayor Richard Daley's controversial lease of the city's parking meter system today will hold a hearing to examine the d...

City To Use Parking Meter Money To Help Plug Budget Deficit

Chicago Tribune | Hal Dardick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The Daley administration will have to further dip into proceeds from the city's much-maligned parking meter lease to cover a budget shortfall that cou...

City Leased The Streets Along With Its Parking Meters: Study

Huffington Post | Tim Taliaferro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The deal to lease Chicago's parking meters to a private company has crippled the City's ability to make comprehensive transportation planning, a new r...

Chicago's Parking Meter Deal a Prescription For Trouble

David Orr | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
David Orr

As taxpayers, it's high time we knew more: how many tickets are issued by ward, by neighborhood, by street. We should know why they are issued and who foots the bill, and, maybe, why a city with a billion dollar TIF surplus couldn't even balance its budget.

Scorned Parking Meter Company Hires College Kids To Tamper Driver Outrage

Chicago Sun-Times | FRAN SPIELMAN AND CAROL MARIN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Chicago's beleagured parking meter contractor has enlisted reinforcements in the battle for the hearts and minds of angry motorists....

Parking Meter Debacle Stirring Complacent City Council

Chicago Sun-Times | Fran Spielman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Chicago's parking meter mess could be the tipping point that awakens the sleeping giant otherwise known as the City Council....

Parking Meter Company Hires Ex-Governor As Controversy Over Deal Heats Up

Chicago Sun-Times | Fran Spielman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Former Illinois Gov. Jim Thompson said today that he and four other lawyers from the law firm of Winston & Strawn were hired this week by Morgan Stanl...

How Chicago's Parking Meter Deal Matters in Springfield

Marcel Pacatte | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Marcel Pacatte

To question Daley is to question his love for the city and his omniscient ability to know what is best for it. Mr. Mayor, it's not about who has the franchise on love. Chicago's a big place, and a lot of people love it just as much as you do.

Inspector General Rips Parking Meter Deal In Report: City Could Have Gotten Nearly $1 Billion More

Huffington Post | Tim Taliaferro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The City of Chicago leased its parking meters for nearly $1 billion less than they were worth and the office in charge of valuing the meters didn't ev...