A new rule change at Salt Lake Community College will take place the first day of April, making parking available next semester for all students free of charge. Students will no longer have to purchase parking stickers at any of the 10 campus locations.
The new rule change was decided after the college received additional funding from the state legislature, and decided they didn’t need additional funding by charging students for parking passes.
“I think it’s great. It’s been such a hassle purchasing a daily parking pass because I switch cars a lot. I barely have the time to find a parking spot before I’m late to my online class,” says student Ammon Fisher.
Lucky enough for him, he’ll no longer have to worry about getting his car booted if he doesn’t decide to purchase a pass.
SLCC’s parking patrol has not been too happy about this new rule change. A few of the patrolmen have been protesting the administration saying the new rules are unjust.
“I’m really upset about having to find new ways of ruining the college experience. I really found joy in writing tickets to unsuspecting students, and watching their faces when they found out they had a boot on their vehicle,” says Richard Brown, head of the South City Campus parking police.
South City Campus officials are trying to negotiate staff positions for the parking patrol members who are now out of work. One board member suggested that the former parking patrol could be reassigned to hall monitors; serving infractions to students who get caught littering, loitering, or wandering the halls without permission.
The details of the new rule change are still developing, but an official statement should be presented by April 1. If you are still reading this you’ve been trolled, happy April Fools.