Tuesday, August 3, 2010
Ballard Administration Could Be Ready To Ask For More of Your Money (Again)
Mayor Greg Ballard's Administration may be ready to ask citizens of Indianapolis to dig deeper in their pockets for more money to park your car along city streets.
WTHR's Mary Milz filed this report on the city's desire to look into another big-payoff-for-selling-a-city-asset deal in leasing its parking meters to a private company even though it's not going so well in Chicago.
We should have known something was up when this article appeared in the Indianapolis Star about the current parking rates in downtown Indianapolis being lower than other major cities.
Now, let the ramming through process begin?? The City of Indianapolis sent out this notice to neighborhood groups and organizations. Zach Adamson, candidate for City-County Council, reported it on his Facebook page. As I write this now, there is nothing on the City of Indianapolis' website's front page about this meeting. It also doesn't appear on the calendar for August 3, either. Indy Student sent me this link via comment about the process which does include a small meeting notification in the sidebar. Hmmmm...
Something tells me that there will be a deal announced and then it will be said that there were meetings along the way about it that everybody could have attended. Nah...that's something that would never happen...selling city assets without a vibrant public process...nah. That's all wet.