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Say NO to Evening and Weekend Parking Rates on Campus

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Background information:
The University of Manitoba has installed parking meters in N lot with the intent of charging for evenings and weekends. Different University administrators have suggested that this will become effective May 1st, 2011 or September 1st, 2011. UMSU has been given NO clear answer as to how the University will implement these rates, which lots will be affected, and which regulating body will be responsible for voting on any changes towards parking fee structures. The lack of transparency around this issue draws concerns that this will set a precedent for other parking stations around campus to follow suit. The University campus is the workplace of students and as such need to have access to the proper tools to enhance their academic experience. 


We feel that students are NOT in support of the University of Manitoba charging for parking on campus during evening and weekend hours. Students come to campus using their vehicles in the evenings and weekends for various campus and community events, studying, athletics, meetings, and exams. Charging for parking during the evenings and weekends would be detrimental to the student experience. Metered machines are expensive, and during the winter do not necessarily function to the best of their ability.

We, the undersigned, want the University of Manitoba Administration to:
1. Reconsider the plan of charging for evening and weekend parking on campus,
2. Take the existing machines already installed in 'N' lot and move them to the ''Toonie' lot (west of the soccer complex) to help with efficiency
3. Meet  with UMSU to discuss alternatives
4. Create an established procedure and/or committee with student representation for determining how rates are determined and adjusted


University of Manitoba Students' Union

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