All of a sudden, over the past several months, all the parking meters in OTR have been getting vandalized.
damaged parking meter
Meter laying on sidewalk
I suppose they are taking these and selling them for scrap metal, but the expense to replace and repair these must be costing the taxpayers quite a lot. See this Enquirer article a few weeks back.
Actions like this make privatization of the meters, which I very much oppose, even more attractive to City leaders.