NYC and Privatized Parking
"So far, the city is just asking for ideas. Mayoral spokesperson Marc LaVorgna told us that the city wants to retain "central control" over the operation of city assets, confirming that a private company would not be allowed to set parking meter rates, for example."
A potential deal would need to answer questions, such as: "will the terms of the deal put an additional roadblock in the way of innovative street redesigns that remove metered parking spaces? Will a deal lock in curbside practices that decades from now will be utterly outdated, in ways we couldn't even predict," writes Noah Kazis.