Emanuel Flier Attacks Rival Fioretti For Parking Meter Votes

Fioretti meter flier

A recent flier from Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s election campaign is attacking Ald. Bob Fioretti for his votes on the parking meter lease deal.

Back in 2008, Ald. Fioretti voted for the former Mayor Richard Daley’s infamous parking meter lease deal–an agreement that sold the city’s metered parking spaces for a fraction of their worth.

It was a vote he regretted and which inspired him to vote against a revision of the meter deal that Emanuel pushed in 2013. The revised deal did get Chicago Parking Meters, LLC to drop tens of millions of dollars in claims against the city. But in return, Emanuel allowed most metered spaces to extend enforcement hours until 10PM–a two hour increase, and meters in River North to be fed until midnight.

But now, according to the Chicago Reader, a mailer attacks Fioretti for both his original vote for the meter deal and now his vote against the revisions.

While the story doesn’t quote Fioretti, they do talk to Ald. Scott Waguespack, one of his supporters.

Waguespack rips into Emanuel’s fliers calling them “hilarious” in their irony.

Here’s the Reader’s full story, “Mayor Emanuel says he ‘reformed’ the parking meter deal, but he actually sold off more of the city streets.”

6 Responses to Emanuel Flier Attacks Rival Fioretti For Parking Meter Votes

  1. Jeff says:

    When everyone in Chicago knows that your entire career is built on one lie after another, you might as well tell the biggest lie yet when you are politically up against the wall.

  2. Anon says:

    Rahm is almost as big a POS as Daley.

  3. Jeff says:


    At least Daley had the courtesy to act dumb when he was selling out the city and lining his pocket. Rahm doesn’t even bother to give us that courtesy.

  4. Drew says:

    This town needs an enema

  5. Jeff says:


    This town need Emanuel-ema

  6. Jeff says:

    Note that not only did Rahm fail to get 60%, at least a dozen aldermanic candidates backed by his PAC were forced into runoffs as well. There was also an overwhelming vote for an elected school board, a direct slap at Rahm’s appointed school stooges. Maybe Rahm’s bullshit is finally catching up with him.

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