Improved Staff Parking Conditions
The recent changes in parking conditions, especially for "B" spot holders at UCSD La Jolla Thornton Campus have caused significant frustration and deteriorated working conditions for staff. Many have to arrive early to work, some over an hour before their clock-in time just to find parking or face conflicts with other staff over parking spots. Others have to park at distant lots and walk long distances in the dark, compromising their safety. Most importantly the time spent trying to find parking or having to walk to and from these distant lots are extra personal time spent without being compensated. And the recent addition of paid employee valet parking is ridiculous.
Conditions are only expected to worsen with the opening of Jacob's Medical Center and the outpatient pavilion opening in the near future.
Parking permit rates continue to increase and at an approx. cost of $1200/year, employees should be able to park in a favorable environment. This petition, will be presented to the UCSD parking services and the union in efforts to improve these terrible conditions.