CHA CEO Lewis Jordan Resigns After Questions About Credit Card Use
News from MyFox Chicago:

Updated: Tuesday, 14 Jun 2011, 9:35 PM CDT
Published : Tuesday, 14 Jun 2011, 3:47 PM CDT

Chicago – Chicago Housing Authority CEO Lewis Jordan has resigned after a FOX Chicago News/Better Government Association investigation into his use of city credit cards to pay for expensive meals at Chicago’s finest restaurants.

Ground zero for Jordan’s credit card spending spree was the Gold Coast. He used his city-provided credit card to pay for numerous meals at Carmine’s, Hugo’s Frog Bar, Gibson’s, and even a mentoring lunch with a Chicago public schools student at the Tavern on Rush.

FOX Chicago News and the BGA also found thousands of dollars in charges for flowers for CHA employees, monthly birthday cakes, holiday gifts for senior sta…………… continues on MyFox Chicago

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Albany’s tech-savvy meters: multilingual, credit-card friendly
News from Albany Times Union:

ALBANY — You will be able to use your credit or debit card to pay for some parking meters in downtown Albany starting Wednesday.

The new, solar-powered meters also will extend the time people can spend in a space from two to 10 hours, but it will get more expensive for a longer stay. Rather than a meter for every parking space, there will be one for every 10 spaces or so.

The new technology is being implemented on State Street between Broadway and Eagle Street, and it will enable 116 meters to be replaced by a dozen. It allows motorists to get directions for using the meter in English, Spanish, French and, historically appropriate for Albany, Dutch. Those parking will also be able to pay with nickels, dimes, quarters and dollar coins.

It does have one downside for commuters: no more piggybacking on time left on the meter by someone else.

If successful, the new meters will be installed elsewhere downtown, said
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