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All politics are local, and often about parking (Posted Jan. 4) Chicago has been in an uproar for the past two years
about the parking lease city officials signed for a billion dol- lars basically taking parking rate setting out of the hands of local pols and using the money for existing expenses and having only about $75 million left. A big mayoral race is going in theWindy City, and the parking deal is central to much of the politicking. Carol Moseley Braun, one candidate, is making the
repeal of the deal the centerpiece of her campaign. An oppo- nent, Gery Chico, though opposed to the deal, is saying it can’t be repealed and he should know, he’s a lawyer. Parking is a sensitive subject. The mayor can be caught
with his hands in the cookie jar and little will come of it, but raise the parking rates and all hell breaks loose. As with most politics, being right or wrong makes no dif-
ference. It’s what the people hear that’s important. This is a crucial issue, andMoseley Braun has surrounded it. A few years ago, amayor lost his job in Chicago because
he couldn’t get the snow off the streets. Strange if another will be elected based on parking issues – issues over which she most likely has little or no control.
‘Vandal-proof’ parkingmeters (Posted Jan. 3) Birmingham,AL, is replacing its parkingmeterswith new
ones that are said to be“vandal proof.” Read all about it here. I think there may be some wishful thinking going on. I
know that the city of New York had some pay-and-display machines specially designed and manufactured to exacting specifications and they could withstand a battle ax. (The head of the parking department personally confirmed the “ax resistant” quality of the machines.) I’m not too sure about “vandal proof.” Aren’t those two words like throwing down the gauntlet? Bobra, I need some help here. I know that manufacturers
usemany techniques tomake these things“CoolHand Luke”- resistant, but vandal proof? Don’t companies go out of their way to ensure that there
is no misunderstanding? “My meter is tough, and will with- stand a lot and, frankly, most attacks. However, if a person is persistent enough, they are going to take it down.” It seems like that is a reasonable statement. Even a
Timex, that took a licking and kept on ticking,waswater-resis- tant, not water-proof. Just saying… BobraWilbanks at POMInc. comments: “Considering the orifices into which a vandal could
insert a firecracker or plastic explosive, I doubt anymanufac- turer would sell their product as ‘vandal-proof.’ I suspect the reporter was over-zealous in his description. We do try to make it more trouble than it’s worth to break into the meters these days.”
‘Eco Parking’ … Sigh (Posted Jan. 3) An increasing number of Orlando buildings and venues
are instituting front-row hybrid-only parking spaces in an
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