Employee Parking Update -- June 2013

The following letter was released to the campus community on June 13, 2013.
Dear fellow Saint Mary's employees,

Thank you for your patience and cooperation this past year as we worked to improve the parking situation. We greatly increased the attention to and enforcement of student parking in faculty/staff lots, we worked with Facilities Services to improve lot striping in some lots, and we've worked to improve the application and issuance process moving forward.

All current parking permits (the silver stickers) expire on August 31, 2013.  The application process for new permits will begin on July 1 and will be done online at:

You will be able to select the option of having the permit mailed or to pick it up in person. Permits marked for mailing will be sent out within two business days of submission, beginning August 1. Permits marked for pick-up will be available no later than two business days from submission at the Public Safety office, Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., and at the front gate after hours.

The permits for the coming year will be an inside-the-glass static cling permit. You will not have to affix adhesive to your window. This will also allow you to move it between the cars that you registered with the permit application. We will also be selling optional clear plastic hang-tags so you can affix the permit to the hang-tag instead of your windshield. The hang-tags will be $1, exact change, cash only, and will be available at the Public Safety office, Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Any faculty or staff person who has unpaid citations will not be issued a new permit. Unpaid citations are paid at the Business Office. You can find the appeal form at: http://www.stmarys-ca.edu/parking-permits-policies/appeals

In an effort to reduce the student violations in the employee lots by commuter students, we will be opening residential lots to commuters after 10 a.m. and adding additional, permanent signage to the faculty/staff lots to re-assert the restrictions. During the first two weeks of fall classes, we will be aggressively issuing warning notices to help prevent the establishment of bad parking habits.

As always, if you have any comments, questions or suggestions, please contact me.

Adán Tejada
Chief & Director
Department of Public Safety