Santa Rosa Plaza must be making money hand over fist despite the general decline in brick-and-mortar retailing.
Too much business would seem the only justification for the mall to eliminate its 90 free minutes of parking and begin charging the instant a car enters a parking garage.
Now, shoppers whose cars are in a garage for between one second and two hours will pay $1. Longer stays bring fees up to a maximum of $9.
The mall gives you two ways to park for free: spend at least $200, or be in and out during the lunch hour.
A GoFundMe has been set up to help the family with expenses.