On March 28, the UNC Board of Trustees rejected the UNC administration's proposal for a night parking fee that would have alleviated DPS's projected budget shortfall of nearly $2 million.
The proposal was sent back to Moeser and his vice chancellors with a request to submit a balanced budget without a night parking plan.
Carolyn Elfland, associate vice chancellor for campus services, said data will be collected to determine what the potential costs and impacts of cutting expenses would be. She said a group within DPS will meet internally today to begin discussing various alternatives and their consequences.
Cheryl Stout, assistant director of parking services, said she will be at the meeting. She said that nothing is established at this point but that participants of today's meeting will discuss what needs to be done next.
Elfland said that after this group meets, it will make suggestions to a larger group of key leaders of groups that use parking and transportation services.
This group, which she said will meet next week, will give input and cite what its members predict will be the impact of budget cuts in their respective areas.
Representatives from the Employee Forum, Faculty Council, student government, the Division of Student Affairs and UNC Hospitals are all possible members of this committee, Elfland said.
Moeser said the committee will look at several different scenarios for reducing parking expenses.
But Elfland said there are no plans to cut any services that would affect safety.