Fioretti Says He'd Undo Chicago Parking Meter Deal

Craig Dellimore
February 20, 2019 - 5:53 pm

Former Chicago alderman Bob Fioretti (WBBM Newsradio)

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CHICAGO (WBBM NEWSRADIO) -- Mayoral candidate Bob Fioretti said he would work to undo the city’s financially disastrous lease of its parking meter system – if he’s elected.

It’s a more than decade-old issue that still gets some Chicagoans angry.

Fioretti, a former alderman, said there are still grounds to invalidate the 75-year privatization deal struck by Mayor Richard M. Daley.

He notes there was a previous legal challenge, but incumbent Rahm Emanuel chose not to join the lawsuit.

Fioretti said there are legal issues that remain unresolved by the courts and he would file a new lawsuit.

Emanuel called the meter deal awful, but said it could not be undone. The lawsuit was settled.