Wichitans paid for the City Hall parking garage. But as of Monday they won't be allowed to use it. Why not? In effect, it's that post-Sept. 11 security necessitates the public park in the rain and snow and walk farther to get to the building, while elected officials and city employees have the benefit of close, covered parking. True, additional security is a given nowadays, but this change sends a poor message, as have other changes in recent years making it harder for citizens to visit and use their City Hall.