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Inspector General Parking Meter Report

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.

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...