Chicago Parking Meters LLC Apologizes For Missteps
This afternoon at city hall, Chicago Parking Meters LLC was made the whipping boy by the Daley Administration for all the problems that have occurred with the parking meter lease deal.
The mayor’s chief of staff Paul Volpe has some harsh words for the lessee of Chicago’s parking meter system saying “These mistakes are simply unacceptable,”
CEO for Chicago Parking Meters LLC, Dennis Pedrelli essentially apologized saying they, “under-estimated the resources required” in the transition to complete meter rate changes, fix broken meters, etc.
Pedrelli says that the company will halt it’s own ticket enforcement, is hiring more personnel to help with meter repairs and emptying meters and claims that 90% of the problems are solved.
Check out CBS 2′s news video coverage of the press conference with a brief appearance by that dimwit the Parking Ticket Geek.
And of course, the incomparable Fran Spielman has more of the juicy details in her Sun-Times report.