Parking ordinance approved
Cheryl Stout, assistant director for parking services, presented a parking ordinance that was approved by the Finance, Infrastructure and Audit committee. It will create a new nighttime parking fee.
“(This will be an) annual daytime increase of one percent for 17-18, 18-19 to 19-20. This represents a 12 to 88 cent per biweekly increase,” Stout said.
Additionally, north campus parking rates increase by 25 cents when the ordinance is put in place, along with a possible student fee of six dollars starting in the fall of 2019 that would increase by two dollars each academic year until the fall of 2021.
“The things that we do know right now, it’s going to be weeknights only. Daytime park and ride permits will be honored at night, parking will not be zoned — so if you have a permit you can park about campus, all undergraduates will pay a fee,” she said.
In the Finance, Infrastructure and Audit committee meeting, Associate Vice Chancellor for Facilities Services Anna Wu presented plans for a new medical education building. Wu said the 124,000 square foot building will help increase the medical school class size from 180 to 230 students and has an estimated cost of 90 million dollars.