Chicago's Meter Privatization
Chicago's parking meter privatization is a fascinating study in media coverage and the public perception of public policy. The story has a lot of moving...
Chicago's parking meter privatization is a fascinating study in media coverage and the public perception of public policy. The story has a lot of moving parts: a big hike in parking rates, a $1.15 billion lump sum for the city, and a controversial decision to use that windfall to cover a budget gap. In many cases, the story's key features were overshadowed by more colorful distractions.
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