Have you heard about the 10 new meters about to pop up downtown New Haven? Oh yeah, 'cuz racing out to plunk some change into one for another round at the bar wasn't already a hassle, the Meter Maids as nimble as ninja.

These new meters, introduced at a finance meeting at City Hall where the agenda was supposed to be about generating revenue and also saving tax-payers money, are actually aimed at getting folks to cough up even more coinage, this time for the "hungry and the homeless." 

It all reeks of 70's feel-good (yet misguided) nonsense, hence the "Magic Garden" reference in the rant below. These meters are going to be magnets for the homeless, plain and simple.

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