Professor asks for ticket fairness
Some years back when I was on the Traffic Committee, the matter came up of increasing parking spaces closer in on campus.
The question was asked as to why the area in front of what is now the International Student Center was painted yellow and hence not available for parking.
We were told that state rules on proper width of roads made it too narrow to allow parking in that area.
So the matter stood. This has not stopped students from attempting to park there and even for being "booted" for their efforts. However, it seems the university cars are exempt from all such regulations.
No less than three were seen parked there this morning, March 3. I am under the impression that a university sticker gives no right to violate the parking rules of the university.
I am also under the impression that a failure to enforce rules and regulations fairly opens a dangerous legal chasm into which this university ought not to fall.
I suggest it is time for simple justice and fairness in administering parking tickets.
(Letter submitted by Dr. Michael B. Dougan, professor of history)
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