Private donors, not taxpayers, will pay a hefty tab sent to the city by Chicago Parking Meters LLC for lost meter revenue during the NATO Summit, according to the Chicago Tribune.
The estimated $65,000 bill was factored into the host committee's budget, a city spokeswoman told the publication, and some of the $36.5 million in private donations will help fund the tab.
This isn't the city's first request from the company that owns Chicago's parking meters.
Earlier this month, Chicago Parking Meters LLC asked for $22 million to cover parking for cars that displayed disabled placards or license plates. The bill, sent May 17, is in addition to two existing tabs Emanuel already said he plans to fight.
The company said earlier this year the city owes $14 million from money supposedly lost when street repairs and festivals took meters out of service. Before that, the city already was fighting a $13.5 million claim over free parking given to those with disabled parking rights.