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Parking Structure for College of the Canyons Valencia Campus

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Anyone who has ever been a student at College of the Canyon knows that the biggest problem with the campus is its parking. Countless times I have arrived at the campus 40 - 50 minutes early JUST to find a parking spot and to not find one at all or find one after my class has already begun.

90% of teachers say that tardiness will not be tolerated but the parking situation is one of the biggest reasons why students are tardy. It is unfair that we have to drive around aimlessly looking for a space just to be late to class and then get marked tardy.

College of the Canyons is supposedly "one of the best community colleges in Southern California if not the country." Then why is something so simple so hard to find on this campus. Other times they have film crews and trailers in the parking lots filming a movie or tv show and they block off that entire lot just for them. If you block off an entire lot, that's about 100 - 200 cars that cannot park there. That's a lot of students.

My proposal is that College of the Canyons makes it their next priority that they begin to build a parking garage SOMEWHERE around the Valencia campus. It might not be able to be used by the current generation of students but it can be used by a future generation and they will not take it for granted.

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