The Vallejo City Council voted to raise bus and ferry fares this week, overcoming opposition from council members who argued the city shouldn’t raise prices for public transit even in the face of bankruptcy.

City administrators, including public works director Gary Leach and transportation superintendent Crystal Odum Ford, convinced the council to go along with fare hikes of up to 20% to close a projected $2.9 million budget deficit this year and a $4.2 million gap next year.

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