Motorists were initially so incensed by the rate hikes tied to the deal, they vandalized and boycotted meters, leading to a dramatic drop in on-street parking.And while the revenues are back, the number of people parking is down. This is another way that Daley and the Chicago Dems have found to drive people away from businesses.
Friday, October 15, 2010
Chicago's Mayor Daley sold the parking meter franchise to a firm that promptly raised parking rates astronomically. Keeping people away from the meters, from the city generally. Now we have this.... Twenty 200-pound parking meter boxes stolen :: CHICAGO SUN-TIMES :: City HallRevenues have recovered somewhat, but the anger they generate is ongoing.
Posted by Zendo Deb at 10/15/2010 08:56:00 PM