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Villaraigosa Wants All Parking Meters to be Credit Card Friendly

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Parking blows when four quarters only yields a meager 15 minutes in some parts of Los Angeles (ahem, next to the Flower Market). That's why Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa wants to replace all 40,000 meters in the city to accept plastic, finds Rick Orlov of the Daily News. And it looks like the idea of going Chicago's route--you know, leasing all city parking meters to a private company like Morgan Stanley--is off the table as Villaraigosa wants to borrow money for the replacement project.