Mayor to drive up parking prices to fill potholes

by Beth Lawrence

 

Parking in garages downtown might be even more expensive soon.

Mayor Rahm Emanuel has included an increase in parking taxes in his proposed 2015 budget. That would raise taxes in city and airport garages to 22 percent on weekdays and to 20 percent on weekends.  Emanuel says the increase would generate an additional $10 million to double the number of crews filling potholes year round.

We talked to drivers downtown to get their opinions on the tax hike.