Know what people don’t like? Chicago privatized parking meters. Now a public interest group is suing the city, claiming that Daley didn’t have the right to lease the meters to a private company for an “excessive period,” that that tax payer dollars shouldn’t go towards police to enforce meters owned by a private company. They also say that the city can’t force the Illinois Secretary of State to suspend licenses for failure to pay tickets issued at private meters.
The group calls the parking meter fiasco “a horrible deal for taxpayers.”
Public interest group sues over parking meters [Chicago Breaking News] (Thanks, Nixi!)
FAIL, Part One: Chicago’s Parking Meter Lease Deal [Chicago Reader]