Provide More Parking for SSU Students
Cody Smith, Parking Services Manager at Sonoma State, has notified students that SSU has discontinued the privilege of parking in housing parking lots for 'general parking permit' holders.
Come to Sonoma State any weekday and what will you find? Parking lots shared between Technology High School students, full time Sonoma State students, Extended Education students, on-campus housing students, and faculty. The lack of organization and providing too many parking permits for the amount of easily accessible parking spaces is causing students to be late to classes or even miss class completely.
The Green Music Center allows extra parking for students, however, since the opening of the Student Center, which centralized all campus operations to one single building in the front of campus, the Green Music Center parking is significantly far from most common used buildings. Additionally, when an event takes place at the GMC, spots are then not available for students.
We, the undersigned, ask that Parking Services use the income provided from the purchasing of permits to better organize our campus parking lots, and/or construct a parking facility closer to campus amenities. We also ask that Parking Services work closely with other SSU departments to develop a safe plan for biking on campus, as the current walkways and roads are not biker friendly.