The Pittsburgh Ethic and the Spirit of the Parking Chair
But on much more substantive news. Just in case you didn't see it. Ms. Mon scoops everyone with what the parking authority is really up to. It's not the garages or the meters, they are looking to privatize the Pittsburgh parking chair business!! Like the cookie table, it just does not happen anywhere else... at least on such a scale as here. Hey, maybe that could be a NYT story as well. As funny as that is, there is a real point in there. Privatizing the mostly Downtown garages is one thing which I myself suggested last year... but privatizing street meters is going to bump up into a whole lot of local neighborhood perogatives, let alone development issues, which are a different set of issues and should at the very least be a separate debate/rfp/etc. Probably won't be as best I can tell from the machinations thus far.
and here is an idea.. If it's there I can't find it, but shouldn't there be a Wikipedia entry on "Pittsburgh Parking Chair". Colbert once was able to get his viewers to get Wikipedia to report that "the elephant population in Africa tripled over the last six months".. Can we inspire a (far more fact-based) Wikipedia entry on the Pittsburgh Parking Chair. Don't forget the caps. If I am just missing it somewhere, pls let me know.