CHICAGO — Chicago will seek independent audits to assess the operational and financial management of its asset leases, beginning with its controversial $1.15 billion 2009 parking meter concession contract, Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced Monday.

Emanuel has asked his finance and legal teams to bring in independent auditors to conduct the periodic reviews. The 75-year lease of the city’s parking meter system — the most controversial in a series of city leases involving existing assets — is first in line for an audit. It will begin in November.

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