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Parking Meter Privatization

Rahm's Parking Deal Catches Flack As Some Aldermen Push Back

Posted 05.10.2013 | Chicago

Chicago's City Council has a long track record of falling in lock-step with the mayor's agenda, but Rahm Emanuel's recently renegotiated city parking ...

Big News For City With Nation's Highest Parking Meter Rates

Posted 04.29.2013 | Chicago

In the city's ongoing efforts to put more lipstick on the pig that is Chicago's parking meter deal, Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced Monday City Hall had ...

Survey Says: Chicago Parking Pricey, But New York's Still Worse

Posted 09.07.2011 | Chicago

While it would be difficult to ignore that Chicago's parking rates leave quite a wallet dent, it turns out the city has been outpaced by several other...

Chicago To New York: Don't Sell Your Meters So Fast

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

With Mayor Daley's retirement imminent, many in Chicago -- including a fair number of his prospective heirs -- have praised the accomplishments of his...

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...

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.

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 ...

LA Considering Following Chicago's Lead On Parking Meters

NBC Chicago | Steve Rhodes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

While at least some members of Los Angeles's City Council look at Chicago's parking meter mess and see . . . a mess, Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa looks ...

City Phasing Out Coin Parking Meters

Chicago Tribune | Jon Hilkevitch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The quadrupling of fees this year to park at most meters in Chicago marks only the beginning of changes coming to a curbside near your car. [...] You ...

City Parking Officially Privatized: Aldermen Approve Meter Deal

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

Chicago aldermen "afraid" to increase parking meter rates for the last 20 years on Thursday gave a private contractor carte blanche to raise them sky-...

Parking Meter Rates To Quadruple

Chicago Tribune | Dan Mihalopoulos | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Rates for most city parking meters will increase to $1 an hour in the coming months as a result of Mayor Richard Daley's deal to lease the spots for $...