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Chicago's downtown parking meters to charge $6.50 an hour, most expensive in nation

Associated Press – 6 hrs ago

CHICAGO (AP) -- Chicago soon will have the nation's most expensive downtown parking meters.

On New Year's Day, meters in the city's downtown Loop area will begin charging $6.50 an hour — up from $5.75.

A report from the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency says the rate change will make Chicago the city with the most expensive metered parking.

The company that operates the meters plans to have all machines set to new rates by the end of February.

Former Mayor Richard Daley got the City Council to approve the company's 75-year contract in 2008. In return, the city got a $1.1 billion payment — much of which has already been spent.

Current Mayor Rahm Emanuel has ordered an independent audit of the deal, which is now largely viewed as a financial disaster.


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yet one more reason to never visit Chicago.


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Seems like they could have spent 1.1 billion on free parking to encourage people to locate and do business in Chicago. What business will locate in a place that has 6.50 an hour parking. Dems never fail to figure a way to kill business and jobs.

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Seems like they could have spent 1.1 billion on free parking to encourage people to locate and do business in Chicago. What business will locate in a place that has 6.50 an hour parking. Dems never fail to figure a way to kill business and jobs.

FREE Parking Downtown Fort Worth after 6p every weekday and FREE all weekend long. Business is booming here thanks to that and many other improvements thanks to the Sundance association. The difference, Downtown Fort Worth is on privately owned land, NOT public.


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The Great Canadian to Texas Transfer Timeline:

2/22/2010 - I-129F Packet Mailed

2/24/2010 - Packet Delivered to VSC

2/26/2010 - VSC Cashed Filing Fee

3/04/2010 - NOA1 Received!

8/14/2010 - Touched!

10/04/2010 - NOA2 Received!

10/25/2010 - Packet 3 Received!

02/07/2011 - Medical!

03/15/2011 - Interview in Montreal! - Approved!!!

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FREE Parking Downtown Fort Worth after 6p every weekday and FREE all weekend long. Business is booming here thanks to that and many other improvements thanks to the Sundance association. The difference, Downtown Fort Worth is on privately owned land, NOT public.

moochers.

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moochers.

oh yes, generating millions of dollars in private revenue makes the citizens moochers.... Not to mention the tax dollars that are made there each and every day thanks to the popularity.

Not to mention all of the other events throughout out the year that bring in tens of thousands of extra people who are tourists who don't have to worry about spending money on parking and can help local businesses.


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The Great Canadian to Texas Transfer Timeline:

2/22/2010 - I-129F Packet Mailed

2/24/2010 - Packet Delivered to VSC

2/26/2010 - VSC Cashed Filing Fee

3/04/2010 - NOA1 Received!

8/14/2010 - Touched!

10/04/2010 - NOA2 Received!

10/25/2010 - Packet 3 Received!

02/07/2011 - Medical!

03/15/2011 - Interview in Montreal! - Approved!!!

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oh yes, generating millions of dollars in private revenue makes the citizens moochers.... Not to mention the tax dollars that are made there each and every day thanks to the popularity.

Not to mention all of the other events throughout out the year that bring in tens of thousands of extra people who are tourists who don't have to worry about spending money on parking and can help local businesses.

free stuff can generate revenue for private business? no way.

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