Aldermen Moving Parking Meter Pay Boxes?
According to a recent story in the Southwest News-Herald, two Chicago aldermen have assisted constituent business owners with relocating pay boxes to other locations within ward where one assumed they’ll do less harm.
The article claims that 13th ward Alderman Frank Olivio and 23rd ward Alderman Michael Zalewski both have changed metered streets to non-metered streets on behalf of irate business owners. In one instance, a jeweler on 63rd Street complains their business was cut in half by the new meter rates and then goes on to brag how they were able to get the pay box taken off their block with the help of Olivio.
But, as Zalewski reminds us, the pay box has to go somewhere else.
But what businesses get saddled with metered parking after the box was taken off the previous street?
What is this, musical parking meters?
But perhaps this is a new strategy for business owners with expensive parking meters impacting their bottom line.
Just bitch to your alderman enough until they move it in front of someone else’s business.
Read the full story at the SW Newsherald, “Businesses Get Pay Box Relief.”