Look in the Mirror
Aldermen have been feeling the heat from residents since the city turned over its parking meters to a private company this year, so today’s City Council hearing was a chance for the politicians to share the blame with company officials.
And share they did, railing about the rollout of widespread changes that boosted meter prices and questioning whether the company violated its new contract by not keeping the council informed about problems they encountered.
- Flores was among the aldermen who voted in December to take a massive, upfront payment from a consortium doing business as Chicago Parking Meters LLC in order to help address the city’s budget deficit. Though many council members complained Mayor Richard Daley gave them only two days to review the deal, the vote was 40-5.