Tribune Editorial Board Still Hate Parking Meter Lease Deal
The Chicago Tribune editorial board told City Council members to vote against the original and now infamous, Chicago parking meter lease deal back in 2008 under Mayor Daley.
Fast forward to the present, and the Trib editorial board is imploring current Mayor Rahm Emanuel to figure out a way to renegotiate the ultra-craptacular one sided deal that may cost Chicago more than the $1.16 billion it got as payment for the 75 year lease of the city’s metered parking concession.
The Tribune people don’t actually have any concrete ideas for Emanuel but say the arbitration the Mayor is forcing is good and then implore him get “creative.”
While the Tribune’s position is skull crushing in its naivety as the odds against renegotiating that contract are probably worse than winning the lottery, at least they possess some optimism.
However, if ne wants to see irrational, unrealistic optimism, we would advise purchasing a six week old puppy.
Here’s the Tribune’s editorial, “A new parking meter deal?“