Thursday, December 15, 2011

Parking Tab Climbs

  • If Mayor Rahm Emanuel was looking to score political points using Chicago’s widely despised parking-meter lease, he’s found a platform in Chicago Parking Meters LLC’s demand for $13.5 million in compensation for motorists’ use of disability placards and license plates to park for free.

    “I just don’t write blank checks to companies that say that’s what we owe. I’m gonna be the taxpayer watchdog,” the mayor said Tuesday. “Now, they may say that’s what we owe. But, just because they submit it doesn’t mean that’s what we’re gonna pay. We’re contesting that right now in a series of discussions with the company.”

    Whether the issue might end up in court is unclear. An Emanuel spokeswoman said that the city has come up with an estimate that’s “significantly less” than $13.5 million. But both the city and parking-meter company have refused to discuss the negotiations further.

What's truly hilarious (and truly ought to be the subject of a recall or concerted challenger to every alder-asshole who voted for this abortion of a lease) is that Chicago Parking Meters LLC gets to choose what dates they count used parking spaces and how they "estimate" the total cost over the total year. We mean, it's not like they have a vested financial interest in their own estimated bill or anything like that, right? Fox guarding the hen house indeed.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

The parking meter scam has to be the biggest fucking a mayor has done to a city in all of american history. And thanks to daley the tax payers continue to get it shoved up their asses with this deal. Rahm has to be furious with daley and I hope he never does a damm thing for that corrupt piece of shit again. Hope the Feds uncover something on this corrupt dirty asshole.

12/15/2011 12:13:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think that the city should just look the other way like they do with the immigration laws.

If someone has a disabled card they must be disabled. Oh and they are only trying to make a better live for themselves. Change them from illegal parkers to undocumented disability parkers that's all.

Keep the pick and choosing campaign going.

12/15/2011 12:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's all ok! Bill, the non mongloid Daley ran a bank in NYC. That bank arranged this totallly corrupt deal to sell the meters to a secret arab group in Abu Dhabi (No kidding). Bill runs BO's White House these days. Even toadface ex-mayor Daley's own Inspector General said the deal stunk and that the meters were worth over a billion more that what Chicago got. And of course with that family of thieves handling the m oney every single sent is already gone. We can only imagine how much those thieving scumbag Daleys took out ofd the pot for themselves.

And by the way, keep voting democRAT!

12/15/2011 12:50:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I cant wait to lve in Wisconin.

12/15/2011 01:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What gives polititions the right to sell the peoples property ?
The people of chicago must rise up or never again expect an elected official to do their bidding.

12/15/2011 01:27:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That Handicapped Parking law preceeded the (criminal) contract (corrupt) sale of the meters.

They knew about it so screw them and by that I mean LAZ and the city. Leave the legit users of those placards alone.

12/15/2011 03:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Translation – Tiny Dancer’s palm is ungreased and he wants his cut!

12/15/2011 05:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How about we owe these greedy bastards...NOTHING! They are already going to reap $BILLIONS$ out of this sweetheart deal. The pols who voted for and created this disaster should all be under investigation by the Feds. But Fitzgerald was too busy putting Elvis Blago away for 14 years to notice the REAL corruption going on in Illinois. Why are we charging disabled folks to park on city streets. These folks deserve a break and so does the city.

12/15/2011 07:59:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How many years does this company have the parking meters again??....And it made sense to sell it for that long for only that amount of money??.....And the other 50 aldermen agreed this was a wonderful idea?? Whatch and see they lost that money they got on the meters by trying to invest it on real estate dealings, oh wait that was the money they were supposed to put in our pensions. Don't even know where or how to begin to fix this bag of dicks!

12/15/2011 08:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks Idiot Daley!

This legacy of Daley just keeps on giving to special interests, long after he is dead!

Fucking BOZO!

Da Pelon

12/15/2011 08:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why does the state issue the handicap hanger tags? It should only be license plates. You'll always see lots of fakers using other peoples tags all the time. They should tighten up the rules on getting those handicap tags. You just need a doctor to sign off and you got one.

12/15/2011 08:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

the deal was done at morgan stanley not jp morgan. the non mongoloid daley worked at jp morgan/chase.

12/15/2011 08:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How about that old gal in the state
house who wants to make diaabled
parking available only to the truly disabled, crutches, walkers, wheel
chairs, etc. and to base it on the
applicants income. Just enforce the
program like it should be run and
arrest those who are using the
placards illegally, on the spot.
Don't wait until some tv station
footage shows them returning to their car. Also don't make the city
the collection agency for the parking meter company, let them do
their own dirty work. I fail to grasp how the former mayor sold the
parking meters to a private firm but city Police Officers and Meter
Maids are required to enforce the

12/15/2011 09:01:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's all ok! Bill, the non mongloid Daley ran a bank in NYC. That bank arranged this totallly corrupt deal to sell the meters to a secret arab group in Abu Dhabi (No kidding).
12/15/2011 12:50:00 AM

Not true. The meter crap is all Morgan Stanley. Bill worked for JP Morgan. Different banks.

12/15/2011 09:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Daley family totally screwed over the citizens of Chicago.

12/15/2011 10:36:00 AM  
Anonymous 013th District Copper said...

All I know is everytime I see a LAZ truck parked so the guy can get the money from the machines, I write him a parking ticket!

12/15/2011 10:57:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If the state issues the permit and not the city, shouldn't the state be the one to pay?

12/15/2011 12:11:00 PM  
Blogger Stopthepresses2 said...

Let's use some common sense and do the math. 17.9 million dollars for handicap parking for one year? Let's say the average cost to park in a space is 17 dollars. That would mean one million times people used their handicap plates and place cards to park for free in one year’s time. Something is wrong with the handicap program, the city parking deal and this backwards city.
One million handicap parkers. I guess you could say Chicago is one LAME A** CITY and no one could argue with you.

12/15/2011 01:06:00 PM  

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