TO THE EDITOR:
In response to “Night parking fee raises concern for some employees” by Leah Asmelash, I agree that night parking fees could be problematic for a large community of people. It could impact not only nighttime employees, but also students and their visitors.
It is already quite challenging for students to get on-campus parking passes, and some who do not have them still need to drive to get to class, work and meetings. Parking cannot always be free, (but) it will add unnecessary stress for students if parking is always paid. The majority of us do not have full-time jobs and cannot afford to dedicate half of our paychecks to parking.
Nighttime parking fees will make it more difficult for students to have guests for any reason. The inability for visitors to afford parking overnight will likely steer them away, ultimately leading to a more negative and unhappy university climate.
This parking plan shows concern for profit rather than the satisfaction of people, and this does not align with the mission of the university.