On August 20th, Mayor Greg Ballard announced the City selected ACS, A Xerox Company, as the operator of Indianapolis’ public parking system. The ACS team includes Denison Global Parking and Evens Time and was selected from 16 bids as the proposed operator of the City’s meters, garages and lots. The proposal will result in a $35 million upfront payment, with ongoing revenues to the city totaling more than $400 million over the 50 year agreement, in addition to the creation of 200 jobs in Indianapolis.According to Mayor Ballard's comment on Inside Indiana Business, the Mayor said:
“This collaboration with ACS will enhance our City’s already vibrant economic environment and, in addition, create 200 new jobs for our residents,” said Mayor Ballard. “Because of this proposal, significant infrastructure improvements will be completed in the downtown and
Broad Ripple areas, but also Rebuilds Indy in another way—through modernizing our parking system and bringing new convenient technology to Indianapolis.”
The ACS team will bring additional 200 new jobs to Indianapolis area not related to the parking program over a 2 year period.That would lead you to believe that that promise is in the ACS contract and would legally bind the company, right? Well, folks, I can't find it. I've been through all 154 plus pages of the contract and exhibits and the document is searchable. I can't find it anywhere. It is just a naked, unenforceable promise that the City is peddling to try to get public support for the insider deal. There is no way the state can enforce a promise of 200 jobs without it being in the contract.