Wednesday, November 08, 2017

Continuing Corruption

This has to be the worst deal ever concocted by a Chicago pol, bar none (this is an archived DNAInfo.com link - DNAInfo is now out of business):
  • The city will pay $20 million in 2018 to the private firm that leases the city's parking meters — in addition to all of the revenue from the meters — under the terms of the much-loathed 2008 deal, officials said.

    The city must make "true-up" payments to Chicago Parking Meters to compensate the firm for lost revenue when meters are removed, temporarily taken out of commission with the city's permission or used by motorists with disabled parking permits, according to the terms of the deal.

    Despite changes made by Mayor Rahm Emanuel in 2013 designed to make the deal better for city taxpayers, the 2018 "true-up" payment wil rise 16.3 percent from last year, said Molly Poppe, a spokeswoman for Emanuel's budget office.
And Shortshanks spent just about every dime from a 75-year lease within three(?) years - all of $1.2 billion. And which law firm was it representing the parking meter people? Who got hired by them?

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38 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

That bad parking meters deal is like herpes...it has painful flare ups and it never goes away.

11/08/2017 12:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nothing to see here as usual. Now move along.

11/08/2017 12:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Katten Muchin, Gold Coast fund Raisers are Great for the Crooked ones,Hey Lisa Madigan FBI Wont anybody Listen..AL Capone was a Saint Compared to RJD.

11/08/2017 12:10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That dumpy little Shortshanks, what I'd do to
him in my lab. Purely scientific research.
Guys like this have a low breaking point.
He was scarred for life as a kid and needed
a step stool to piss in the saloon bathroom.

11/08/2017 12:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Shanks spends most of his time in a high rise,
looking down on the people he screwed and their
children. He still gets a detail: a banker, a broker,
a lawyer, and a CPA.
Don't cry for the rich. His building has FartSpotter.

11/08/2017 12:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

He spent all 1.2 billion from the parking meter deal along with the bilion from the sale of the chicago sky way, yet this asshole is still getting public service awards.

11/08/2017 02:19:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Follow the money.....wtf. these assholes will approach us one day and say they can't pay our pensions.....what will be your response?

11/08/2017 02:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Another example of Chicago Values.

11/08/2017 02:33:00 AM  
Blogger Leonard Hamilton said...

Stop it. The deal was approved by 45 of the 50 thieves. And then most if not all won elections shortly after that. The parking meter deal was exposed by the Reader, the other media outlets refused to criticize it. Fuck it now. The pain. The pain.

11/08/2017 02:47:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And short-shanks supposedly has a well paying job with that use firm? Right. Why is that not bribery? Why is that midget not in prison for bribery or official misconduct? Why are the Feds not all over his ass?

11/08/2017 05:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

make the deal better for taxpayers?
this screw loose made it worse.

11/08/2017 05:37:00 AM  
Blogger Jim said...

Cook County governments owe $139 billion—up 30% in six years

http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20171106/BLOGS02/171109919/cook-county-governments-owe-139-billion-up-30-in-six-years

Good luck Chicago. Chavez would have been proud of you.

11/08/2017 05:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don’t worry, Raymond will see some of that back in campaign contributions.
Liberalism is a disease.

11/08/2017 06:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey DOJ, FBI why isn't anyone associated with the Daley crime family ever arrested or charged with any of this blatant corruption?

11/08/2017 06:29:00 AM  
Blogger The Keesing Bandit said...

It's all legit.

11/08/2017 06:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Could somebody tell Lisa "no lips" Madigan that there is corruption in Chicago that needs to be addressed. ♠️

11/08/2017 06:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You buy the parking back and send the bill to the Daley clan their net worth will cover it.

11/08/2017 07:51:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The company that bought the skyway from Daley just resold it for a four million profit which indicates that we the city folk got fucked by Daley on that one too. None of the billions that the city got for the skyway and parking meters combined found its way into the often pensions that were near depletions from the little thiefs "Pension holidays".
But you can't expect a democratic state Or federal Attorney General or U.S. Attorney to find any corruption on democratic politicians u less they don't controls said politician like Hot Rod Blago who really got fucked just for thinking.
Not to change the subject but the the convicted felon Jesse Jackson Jr still at the public feed bowl for 140,000 a year?

11/08/2017 08:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

These Chicago Pols could teach Al Capone a few things on being ruthless, underhanded, and out and out thieves!!!!!
Is there no one or no agency that will fight for the people?

11/08/2017 08:55:00 AM  
Blogger Cuthbert J. Twillie said...

Our State Attorney General, Little Lisa Madigan, will jump right on this. She's a 'top notch' prosecutor and is world renowned as a 'Crime Fighter'.

No, seriously.

I'm not kidding.

Honest.

Oh hell .....
Roftflmao!

11/08/2017 08:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

But "Joltin' Joe" Ferguson is all up
his own ass about how much overtime
all the "greedy cops" are "stealing" from
the taxpayers...

"Fix The Police" and Chicago's financial
problems will be as if they never occurred.

Right?

Daley stole and mismanaged $Billions.
Rahm was installed to stymie any investigation
because so many of his Gold Coast & North Shore
tribesmen who enriched themselves on the Chicago
Taxpayer dime will find themselves hooked-up as
co-conspirators with Shortshanks and facing the
likelihood of decaying alive in federal prison for
their role in the thievery.

Meanwhile, Rahm is strip-mining the Chicago
fiscal landscape to ensure there is nothing left
for anybody that isn't him.

Especially The Police, Police retirees, spouses,
widow(er)s and children.

Remember when Rahm first got here and he
foolishly picked a fight?

Then he put on like he was a friend of Policemen
as long a they would pledge their loyalty to him.

"Lookit! My Uncle Les is a cop so support ME!"

Bullshit... And every street cop instinctively
KNEW that Rahm was on some bullshit in
cynically USING his uncle as a political prop.

A reknown political weasel doesn't change
the color of the stinking pelt he's wrapped in.

Then when he realized that he, by his own actions,
wasn't going to get his hoped for public display of
"Police Loyalty," he, like the little bitch he is, threw
a hissy and vowed to go H.A.M at The Police and
get revenge against them for not falling in line and
kissing his narrow, North Shore shitty ass like his
propeller beanie political war gamers predicted.

"We're gonna stick it in the cops ear..."

So now it's decayed to this point...

Rahm trying to starve CPD into submission while
Dude Inc. and Ciudad Santuario are lighting this
city on fire and the upright, law abiding taxpayers
are being stolen from by Rahm to fund Dude Inc.
and Ciudad Santuario as political terror weapons
AGAINST the upright, law abiding taxpayers EVER
being able to snatch back control of this city.

Everybody that has treasure and the ability to leave
SHOULD leave just for the simple fact that they have
been abandoned by Chicago municipal government
that only views them as a stupidly blinking captive
audience that exists solely as a source of exploitable
treasure used to keep Dude Inc. and Ciudad Santuario
stocked with enough "free shit" to insure THEY don't
revolt and reduce Chicago to ashes while Rahm is
sitting in the big chair in Suite 500...

Yeah... It's "racist" to point that out.

Right?

11/08/2017 09:01:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

>>>Anonymous said...
Katten Muchin, Gold Coast fund Raisers are Great for the Crooked ones,Hey Lisa Madigan FBI Wont anybody Listen..AL Capone was a Saint Compared to RJD.

11/08/2017 12:10:00 AM<<<

I think you mean...RMD.

I work for the CPD with both mayors Richard J. Daley and Richard M. Daley. The old man had respect for working people that the son never did.

I hope RMD lives be 110 trapped in a senile mind and wet diapers repenting his sins.

11/08/2017 09:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

(OT) Your not in libearl land of the fruits and nuts your going to jail well deserved "dumb ass"

LiAngelo Ball and two other UCLA players released on bail after shoplifting arrest in China

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/early-lead/wp/2017/11/07/liangelo-ball-and-two-other-ucla-players-reportedly-arrested-in-china-for-shoplifting/?utm_term=.f604cb847897

11/08/2017 09:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't know what law firm was hired to handle this, but I'm sure the Clinton's can recommend someone, for a hefty fee of course.

J.J.

11/08/2017 10:03:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The jag bag known as ShortShanks didn't just sell meters, he sold the rights to the streets and sidewalks to install the pay boxes, signage.
Was this ever brought up?
Wouldn't matter, 40 alderstooges voted for it and the deal was pushed through in quick 2 days after it was introduced.
Gotta pass it to know what's in it.
(Believe it or Not: PrickWanker voted against it)
Morgan Stanley finagled that sweet deal...then quickly sold off the lease again, a Vanecko-Daley Jr. broker commission wouldn't be a shock.

Seems odd doesn't it, the City is agreeing to install more metered spaces and increase hours of operation when they only get a small portion of the revenue. All this time the City could have been raising the parking rates and collecting 100% of the revenue.
Either they crafted the inclusion of the right if way in the deal or they're stupid by not using the rights to the public way as a way to wiggle out of that disasterous deal.
Rahm this month approved some 600 additional metered spaces, that revenue should cover all the bills.
Chicago Parking Meter LLC (yes, it's a global offshore ownership conglomerate) is taking in over $130 mil a year and the City is still paying THEM millions in "lost revenue".
Unfrickinbelievable.
And mighty joe ferguson is complaining about PO overtime.
Lots of people are making a ton of money and nobody is going to interrupt that meter deal cash cow.

Look at the bright side, your grandkids and great grandkids will see the lease expire sometime around 2083, if Chicago is any bit solvent by then.

11/08/2017 10:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Whole deal was bust. They also used areas like social security offices as examples of how much revenue they lost to disability Parker’s. Of course those areas had a much larger percentage of disabled placards because the parkers were visiting the SS offices

11/08/2017 10:45:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Let's look at the math--- 1.2 billion for a 75 year lease comes 16 million a year not considering inflation. So if Chicago is going to pay 20 million, well shit-- this company is coming out ahead for the year. In other words don't let a drunk Irishmen conduct a business deal for you. Anyone wanna let Daley refinance your house on your behalf-- I heard you will be in 75 year mortgage

11/08/2017 01:26:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So, I'm no mathmagician, but 20 million a year for the next 66 years of the contract equals roughly 1.3 billion. In other words, the city will actually end up PAYING this firm to take all the parking revenue. Brilliant!

11/08/2017 02:37:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

.....and who were those "investor" (insiders) that profitted and are still profitting from that deal?

11/08/2017 03:19:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

(OT) let's get these guys:

Man trying to sell girlfriend’s car in New Lenox carjacked at gunpoint

https://www.google.com/amp/s/chicago.suntimes.com/news/man-trying-to-sell-girlfriends-car-in-new-lenox-carjacked-at-gunpoint/amp/

Ok APB:

Two of the suspects were described as about 20 years old with thin builds, wearing jeans and hoodies. A more detailed description of the third suspect was not available.

So skinny guys wearing jeans round them up!

Dishonest pandering media again pathetic!

11/08/2017 03:53:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Chance the Rapper asks Chicago aldermen not to fund $95 million cop training academy

11/08/2017 04:40:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You should only be allowed to sell things or rights for your 4 year term not 50 or 100 years Daley should be run out out of town on a rail.

11/08/2017 07:19:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The question I have ,is there anyone checking those numbers that are presented or do they just bend over ( further) and pay what they are told? Seems to me you could pay a full time city hack about $100k a year and I'm sure they could find flaws in the math. That is, if they wanted to.

11/08/2017 08:52:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You should only be allowed to sell things or rights for your 4 year term not 50 or 100 years Daley should be run out out of town on a rail.

11/08/2017 07:19:00 PM

Both suggestions are excellent, but there is one request. Might a pole with a parking meter on it be substituted for the rail?

11/09/2017 12:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Vanecko mortgage co. They will finance your home with a 75 yr term with a low 27.99% apr.

11/09/2017 01:49:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's only news if it's different or unusual. Corruption in Chicago is expected and accepted based on voting patterns. You keep electing same crooks so your getting what you desired. Keep up good work as city is continuing long flush down big white bowl.

11/09/2017 07:58:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The big question, with taxes and other city service charges raising 4 times faster then your wages how long can you last. Water, garbage, gas tax, bag tax, sales tax, phone tax and of course real estate taxes raises this year alone. Better ask the boss for a 15% raise just to stay even.

11/09/2017 08:03:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

You should only be allowed to sell things or rights for your 4 year term not 50 or 100 years Daley should be run out out of town on a rail.

11/08/2017 07:19:00 PM

Both suggestions are excellent, but there is one request. Might a pole with a parking meter on it be substituted for the rail?

11/09/2017 12:37:00 AM


Hmmmm...

Stick the base end where the sun doesn't shine
and parade the stuttering criminal prick around
hog-tied to a railwith the business end sticking
out and indicating "EXPIRED."

And that would still be too good for him.

11/10/2017 05:08:00 PM  

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