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Daley Parking Meters

Analysis: Parking Meter Deal A Huge Disaster

The Expired Meter | Posted 07.07.2012 | Chicago

Told ya so. When the Chicago parking meter lease deal was being jammed through the Chicago City Council in just over 36 hours in December, 2008 The...

Aldermen Blast Daley For Dipping Into Financial Reserves

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

Mayor Daley was accused Wednesday of mortgaging Chicago's future by draining reserves that were supposed to carry the city for decades to solve two sh...

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...

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.

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....

City Council Clashes Over Parking Meter Deal, Passes Privatization Review

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

Under fire for giving quickie approval to the problem-plagued parking meter privatization that raised rates sky-high, the City Council agreed today to...

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...

Frustrated Daley Blames Computer Glitch For Parking Meter Problems

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

An admittedly "frustrated" Mayor Daley demanded Thursday that Chicago's embattled parking meter contractor shape up to prevent problems like the pay-a...

Parking Meter Deal Could Be Windfall For City Hall Insiders

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

Two of Mayor Daley's former top aides -- and a security company once co-owned by the brother of Ald. Danny Solis (25th) -- are poised to make some ser...

Daley Admits City Fumbled Parking Meter Deal: 'I'll Take The Responsibility'

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

Mayor Daley acknowledged Tuesday what Chicago alderman and motorists have known for months: City Hall botched the privatization of Chicago's 36,000 pa...