Parking meter hikes, ticket writing t...

Parking meter hikes, ticket writing to be delayed in areas

There are 3 comments on the Chicago Sun-Times story from Mar 31, 2009, titled Parking meter hikes, ticket writing to be delayed in areas. In it, Chicago Sun-Times reports that:

A private contractor that paid $1.15 billion to lease Chicago's 36,000 parking meters agreed Tuesday to delay price hikes in some areas and stop writing parking tickets to augment city enforcement until it gets a handle on a rash of broken, over-stuffed and mis-marked meters.

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Manlius, NY

#1 Apr 2, 2009
yup

“"let us, at least be civil"”

Since: Oct 07

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#2 Apr 3, 2009
The meters are overstuffed? This private contractor can't get out to collect the money fast enough?
This is the absolute height of inefficiency when a company can't be bothered to collect its fees.
The city should put a bounty on the full meters. When encountered, it should be legal for citizens to take out their giant tube cutters and liberate the meters ala Paul Newman.
Roland Burris is a fraud

Decatur, AL

#3 Apr 4, 2009
So glad I moved out years ago. Keep your inefficient big city and outrageous fees Czar Daley.

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