We here at Urban Indy have made much of the parking meter deal and by extension, the Broad Ripple parking garage issue. Kirsten has posted twice about it, myself once. You can find our write ups here (my parking garage criticism), Â here (Kirsten’s pre-vendorÂ write up)Â and here (Kirsten’s post vendor announcement).
The past week have brought some more details to light. At this point, I will defer to the Urbanophile, and link you to his EXCELLENT breakdown, displaying the failure that is the Indianapolis parking meter plan.
The IBJ’s Cory ShoutenÂ also weighed in last week with a report that got the ball rolling extolling the facts that ACS, the vendor chosen to oversee parking, could see as much as $724 million from the deal, and in some conditions, up to $1.2 billion.
I wouldn’t be doing my job here if I didn’t take the next space to link you here, (indy.gov) the source where you can find your city council representative and tell them that you think this is a bad deal, and that the city should look into other plans on how to solve this issue.
If you keep up with twitter, locals have been lighting it up today spreading the word about Aaron’s post. An inspiring comment by Indy City Council-woman Jackie Nytes should let you know that this is really reaching who it needs to be reaching. Keep up the good work people!