The resolutions came from a list of five elements of an "acceptable" proposal that Chancellor James Moeser and his Cabinet gave to TPAC Chairman Bob Knight at the Cabinet's Tuesday meeting.
But many TPAC members said they are upset by the way they thought Moeser imposed the guidelines upon the committee. The guidelines aim to raise revenue and partially alleviate the projected $2 million shortfall for the 2002-03 DPS budget.
"I think it is absolutely appalling for the administration to step in like this," said Joanne Kucharski, a TPAC representative from the Employee Forum.
David Cooper, president of the Residence Hall Association, said TPAC rejected similar guidelines earlier in the year and that he is displeased the committee is forced to accept them now.
Members voted to approve a recommendation for some form of paid night parking permit system. The debated resolution passed 13-7, with one abstention.
Emily Williamson, a TPAC representative from the Graduate and Professional Student Federation, said she is concerned about how the night parking recommendation will be presented to Moeser, who must approve the recommendations. Williamson, who has been a vocal opponent of any form of night parking regulation, said she does not think 13-7 was a consensus and that she hopes Knight will convey the deep division in the committee to Moeser.
TPAC members voted 20-0, with one abstention, to reject the administration's statement that the University will not contribute money to the DPS budget next year. TPAC members asked for a contribution of $500,000 to $1 million.
Knight said officials told him Tuesday that the University was not able to contribute to the TPAC budget because it is also facing a budget crisis.
Jimmy Workman, a TPAC representative from the Employee Forum, said the shortages in the DPS budget were caused by the decision to make some services, like busing, free of charge. He said it is not fair for the University to enact a program like fare-free busing without increasing funding.