Chicago Sued Over Privatized Parking Meters

Earlier this year, The City of Chicago handed over control of their parking meter enforcement to a private company. A watchdog group is suing, saying the city didn't have a right to lease the public's streets.
August 20, 2009, 2pm PDT | Tim Halbur
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"At the heart of the suit is a belief that portions of the agreement are illegal, says the watchdog group's attorney Clint Krislov.

"The streets are a public way that the city is not authorized to lease to a single entity," he said, noting that the term of the contract is "excessive.""

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Published on Wednesday, August 19, 2009 in Chicago Sun-Times
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