Parking ticket forgiveness opportunity
Posted on Oct 16, 2012 in News
On Nov. 8, Undergraduate Student Government Association (USGA) Division of Services and the Department of Parking & Transportation will host Parking Amnesty Day on the Green from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Students will have the opportunity to waive a parking ticket by donating $5 or five canned goods.
The stipulations for ticket repeals are as follows:
o Only one ticket per person
o The maximum amount of $20 can be waived
o The ticket must have been issued in the last 45 days from the date of the event (9/25/12-11/8/12)
o Tickets can not be waived if they have gone to a student account
“As expected, I have received numerous complaints from students about parking. I completely understand their frustrations, and the USGA would like to help ease the pain a bit,” said USGA President Adrian Jones.
The money donated will go to the USGA Andrew M. Sands Emergency Student Loan Fund, a program designed to help students in need receive emergency financial assistance for common expenses.
The canned goods will go to a food bank in the Birmingham area.
“Our participation is at the request of the Undergraduate Student Government Association. We want to show all students that we are partners with them, supporting their projects. The donations help needy families, and the monetary donations help our students. These are things that we definitely want to support,” said Andre Davis, Director of Parking & Transportation services.
As long as the donation requirements are met, USGA and the Department of Parking & Transportation plan to continue Parking Amnesty Day in years to come.
“While there are plenty of parking spaces in remote areas on-campus, many students have the tendency to want parking near their destination. Often times, this results in being administered a parking ticket for parking in the wrong location or failing to pay the meter,” said Jones. “Last year, I was able to have one of my parking citations waived, and I felt that it was important to continue offering this service to students.”