Members of the
Under the new system, Tech will implement a 3 percent overall increase for parking permit fees. The higher price will result in an additional
The increases vary according to the type of permit. Reserved spots for faculty, staff and students in the residence halls will increase by
"The fact that we'll have more money for general maintenance allows us to keep our facilities at the highest level," said Tech President
Sloan said the
The committee also approved a proposal to amend the parking citation appeal process. Under the current system, citations can be appealed within 10 days after they are issued. Sloan said the changes have been proposed in the hopes of reducing the number of frivolous appeals -- the parking office received more than 4,000 appeals last year.
The appellant must state a reason for the citation on the appeals process form. Based on some of the responses the parking office receives, Sloan said, it's clear that some appellants were using the system simply to delay payment of their fine.
Under the current system, if a person appeals more than two citations, he or she will be required to pay their citation fine with their third appeal. If the appeal is found valid, the person will be reimbursed the cost of the citation.
The full Board will vote on the proposed changes at a meeting Friday.
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