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.
Top earners in Sonoma County government
Search pay and benefit information for county employees and employees of county-overseen districts by department, job title, name or salary here.
Top 10 earners, by pay, plus county supervisors
1. Gerald Turney, $341,821, Deputy, Sheriff’s Office
2. David Berges, $260,201, Sergeant, Sheriff’s Office
3. Mark Provost, $257,329, Deputy, Sheriff’s Office
4. Veronica Ferguson, $256,530, County Administrator
5. Redacted*, $247,251, Sergeant, Sheriff’s Office
6. Spencer Crum, $246,434, Sergeant, Sheriff’s Office
7. Jose Acevedo, $242,148, Deputy, Sheriff’s Office
8. Grant Davis, $240,710, General Manager, Sonoma County Water Agency
9. Jill Ravitch, $239,516, District Attorney
10. Michael Raasch, $237,918, Sergeant, Sheriff’s Office
94. David Rabbitt, $167,594, District 2 Supervisor
100. Shirlee Zane, $165,577, District 3 Supervisor
103. Susan Gorin, $165,388, District 1 Supervisor
155. Efren Carrillo, $155,901, District 5 Supervisor
233. James Gore, $145,152, District 4 Supervisor
*Name not released due to involvement in undercover operations.