Elaine Selo, owner of the Selo/Shevel Gallery on Main Street, has operated in downtown Ann Arbor for nearly 30 years. She said proposed increases in parking rates and meter enforcement hours would deal another blow to downtown businesses that are competing with shopping centers with free parking. "I can't imagine any good retailer or restaurant owner who would be in favor of that," she said, reacting to the proposal on Wednesday. "I understand why they're doing it. But as somebody who really values the viability of the downtown and recognizes how fragile it really can be, I'm very opposed to it." Read the story.