We went to the Sacramento Community Center on Friday night, but getting our vehicle out of the nearby city parking garage afterward took more than 40 minutes because there was only one person on duty to collect the parking fees. When we were charged extra for the time we spent waiting to exit, I questioned the garage fee collector. She said she had to charge us. The city has raised parking rates so much that it is becoming prohibitive to go to any events downtown. I just wonder if city officials have buried their heads so deeply in the sand that they don't see how their supposed revitalization projects have hurt the city.
-- Valerie Whisenhunt, Citrus Heights