The Santa Ana City Council continued their habit of raising fees whenever possible by voting 5-1 to increase parking rates at garages and meters across the city. City meters and garages will see their rates climb to as much as $1.50 per hour. The current rates vary between $0.75 and $1 per hour, according to the O.C. Register.
The City Council tried to soften the blow by promising that the higher parking rates will be used to pay for improvements including new public restrooms, security cameras and LED lighting. The rates will increase once the improvements have been completed. Continue reading