Canniablism is not a dead practice
By Matthew Thomson - Staff Reporter
Traffic has gotten worse in Highline park- ing lots, specifically the North and East lots, said David Menke, director of Public Safety and Emergency Management.
"Due to the long construction that has been happening on campus, the chances of students getting parking tickets are much higher," Menke said.
Every quarter, there is an average of about 20 tickets per week, he said.
"However, construction has made it ex- tremely diffi- cult for students to get parking
spots," Menke said.
"We actually had to ask the construction crew that was working on Campus View to get out of the East Parking lot since technically, Campus View is not on campus," Menke said.
"They were taking up too much space, and many students were not able to park there," he said.
When handing out tickets, Public Safety officials check to see what rule the offender may have broken, he said.
"We check what the citation is, and give tickets according to that. Some tickets can be $30 tickets," Menke said.
One citation could be that the student does not have parking permit for their car.
"Every quarter, the Public Safety Office sells parking permits to students so that they will be allowed to park their car on campus without the fear of getting a ticket," Menke said.
Students may think that they can get away with not having a permit because there are hundreds of cars parked on campus, but they are wrong, he said.
"Public Safety officials do go around on pa- trol, and we do try to keep an eye out for any car that may not have a permit," Menke said.
Parking permits must be paid for before you can park on campus, he said.
"For part-time students, permits are $29. They are $46 for full-time, and if you want a carpool pass, they are $18 with both students present," Menke said.
"For students with disabilities, parking is free. We just ask that they keep their disabili- ties card visible," Menke said.
For more information regarding parking permits for Winter Quarter, visit the Public Safety Office in Building 6, first floor.