The parking fee deficit could be partailly made up by taking the pay of city council. Then quit giving them free reserved parking at city hall. let them feed a meter and see how it feels.
These are all people who do not need a job. City council is just to feed their ego and get their name in the paper.
What is the total budget for the parking fees if it is falling 800k short? What exactly do the fees fund...How about a clear and concise accounting of what expenses the parking fees are budgeted to cover? Might we find that some of these expenses can be cut or transferred?