35th Ward Alderman Rey Colon introduced an ordinance this week to give free parking to all hybrid vehicles in Chicago. He came up with the idea after learning about similar laws passed in New Haven, Connecticut, Los Angeles, California, and San Antonio, Texas.
Colon states that the city's nearly 6 million vehicles produce over 68 billion pounds of carbon dioxide annually. When asked about revenue lost to the city if the ordinance passes, he said, "You can't put a price tag on cleaner air." He did suggest increasing meter rates to shore up the lost funds.

[Source: CBS, Chicago Sun Times]

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