Meter Deal Continues to Explode
Playing the tough guy protecting taxpayers’ money, Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Friday accused the company that’s leasing Chicago parking meters of failing to document a $14 million bill for parking spaces taken out of service by the city.
On the day the Chicago Sun-Times disclosed the latest dispute between City Hall and Chicago Parking Meters LLC, the mayor sounded a bit like Clint Eastwood playing Harry Callahan as he explained his refusal to pay the bill.
“Just because you send a bill, I’m not gonna ask taxpayers to pay it. There’s a new day here. I don’t know who they think they’re dealing with,” he said.
Silly corporate people, thinking the city would actually live up to a signed contract that was shoved through the city council, ratified by a near (?) unanimous vote and signed by the city executive....kind of like labor contracts.
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