aMm like the Union needs to be torn down if anything. Start over with that ugly building.
it is about to undergo a major overhaul as well. within the next year they are adding a gaming (nerd
) lounge where the general bookstore was and an auxiliary HPER facility downstairs where the textbooks were. they are planning on doing quite a bit actually
did they ever figure out the parking situation for next fall? Weren't they considering nixing all the parking in the pit and building something there and then making all staff park way down by the baseball field and bus it up?
What about U of A staff being reimbursed at year end for paid parking? I think it's ludicrous that you work for the U of A but they won't comp or discount your parking and it costs some $800 a year to park. You people should take that up with the state because all other government employees have their parking comped.
nothing is final - some of the parking plans have been in front of the BOT for 2 years now. a more likely scenario is moving all the students down to lot 56 and making them bus up the hill.
we do get some discounted parking, but it has to be paid for somehow - Sue Madison introduced a bill that would make the universities (all that charge) reimburse employees by the end of each fiscal year any money paid for parking over $10. That was pretty much shot down when they said they'd just pass the cost along to the students. The maintenance and upkeep, not to mention repayment of bonds for the parking decks have to paid somehow. Parking is an auxiliary function of the university and receives ZERO state dollars so they have to produce revenue somehow to pay for all the concrete and employees in their charge.