The city says it’s parking revenue have decreased… despite the fact that the rates have gone up???? last nights vote is all highlighted in the tribune’s article here.
Believe it or not this is the excuse the Downtown Association is giving for this.
“parking is currently free on Sundays, downtown employees take advantage of unmetered parking and occupy much of it, depriving shoppers and guests of those spaces,” wrote Deborah Cash, executive director of the Downtown Association in a memo to the council.
Looks like that argument was more than enough as the city council overwhelmingly voted to do away with free parking on Sundays!
Several religious leaders also argued that many of the thousands of churchgoers who attend morning services downtown would be less inclined to stay there for lunch or shopping after services if forced to pay.
Old Mission Church asked that the council not charge for Sunday parking at all.
“Though unintended by design, anything less amounts to an indirect tax upon the ability of local citizens to worship freely,” the Rev. Russell Brown wrote.
Her Ratings have suffered for the five years that she has been with the network. Now CBS executives are confirming that Katie Couric will no longer be the host of the CBS Evening News starting in June. Now the question is, who should they get to replace her?
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median CEO pay in the U.S. jumped 27% in 2010. For the rest of us, pay went up 2.1%, or about 13 times less. The median salary for the CEO of an S&P 500 company was $9 MILLION last year, which is up from $7.1 MILLION in 2009, and the highest level since before the recession.
Charlie Sheen found out the hard way that doing a one man show may not be as easy as one initially would think. He was booed after the first 20 minutes of his first “Torpedo of Truth, Defeat is not an Option” tour.
Then in true Charlie fashion he surprised the world and the Windy City and received a standing ovation just one night later. He said one of the people on his tour bus said ’You know, we could just keep driving to L.A.’ I said, ‘F-ck that. That’s what losers do. I won.’
HE’S BACK! He’s batting .500 so far, wonder what he’ll do tomorrow night in Cleveland??? What was Ricky Vaughn’s nickname again???