Gang Activity Reason City Will Remove Parking Meters

Residents of a low income high rise in Uptown cite "gang activity" to get city to remove parking meters.

Residents of a low income high rise in Uptown cite “gang activity” to get city to remove parking meters. Photo credit: Mina Bloom/DNA Info.

A handful of metered parking spots on North Sheridan in causing an uproar in Uptown.

So much so, the public “outrage” has inspired City Hall and Ald. James Cappleman (46th) to agree to remove the meters according to DNA Info.

The  six metered spaces are in front of a low income high rise and were re-installed after about a year hiatus due to contstruction.  But according to residents, since they cannot afford to pay the meters, they’ve been forced to park their vehicles in non-metered areas. Unfortunately, those spots allegedly reside in a gang controlled area.

At a recent meeting Cappleman, with the support of City Hall agreed to move the six metered spaces to somewhere else–presumably not in a gang infested neighborhood.

Here’s the full story, “New Meters Are Forcing Us To Park in Dangerous Areas, Uptown Residents Say.

4 Responses to Gang Activity Reason City Will Remove Parking Meters

  1. Pete says:

    I guess they’re entitled to free parking at their free apartment. Taxpaying suckers get to pay for it all.

  2. Jeff says:

    Once people get used to free parking, taking it away from them always raises a ruckus.

  3. Vic says:

    Wait. So there were metered spots before that they had to use. Where did they park when construction was going on? They can continue to park there.

  4. The Parking Ticket Geek says:

    Pete, you’re reading my mind dude.

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