Mayor Richard Daley is pitching the idea of one get-out-of-a-ticket-free card per year for drivers who slightly overstay their welcome at Chicago parking meters.
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If aldermen go along, drivers would be able to successfully fight one ticket per car each year if the penalty is handed out within five minutes of the meter or pay ticket running out.
It's part of the mayor's attempt to placate the public after an unpopular lease of the city's parking meters led to steep rate hikes and broken machines. Much of the one-time windfall is being used to prop up the city budget.
Any Chicago residents out there with some strong opinions on the parking meter issue? If so, I'd like to hear from you.
I'm also interested in hearing from people in Nashville or in any other city that is planning to sell off part of its infrastructure to help pay off the budget.
Apologize for the sporadic posting of late. I'm in the middle of a move.