We’ve just been told that in order to sustain the parking ticket budget we must raise meter rates. Otherwise, we’ll not “balance” the Oak Park Parking Mafia budget. Yes, “Mafia.” Every Oak Parker knows our parking situation is a farce-outrageous and offensive to all who live and work here.

And because we’ve not enough money coming in to pay all the meter ticketers we’ve hired, we’re going to up the rates. It’s obviously a self-perpetuating farce. Let’s “unhire” the lovely folks we’ve brought on to perpetuate this scam. Take away, or downgrade, the meters we have, and allow folks to go about their business without any more of this outrageous foolishness.

Lanny Lutz

Oak Park

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