Parking problems persist


Construction continues to disrupt the flow of traffic on campus

Although student permits are not required to be displayed until Sept. 6, the parking situation has become a hassle for students in the Career Technology Center and other lots due to construction and parking conflicts.

The school district offers parking permits for $35 and allows discounts for those who carpool or require financial assistance.

Daily and hourly permits are also available at the CTC parking structure.

Around campus privately owned parking lots offer monthly parking spaces ranging from $50-$75 a month.

Even though the CTC parking structure on 16th Street provides parking only for those who purchase these permits, many drivers are becoming frustrated trying to find an empty stall.

Tommy, a parking services attendant at City College says there are approximately 975 spaces available to those who purchased parking permits.

The CTC garage itself houses 565 of these stalls.

“Parking here was a b****. It took me half an hour to find a spot today.” said student James Civil.

Another student felt she was “robbed of her money to pay for a permit and not be guaranteed a spot.”

With continued construction around the school, the parking conflicts will not be immediately resolved.

Four of the ten parking lots are closed this semester due to the construction which is scheduled to continue until 2017.

Non-compliance with parking regulations will cost offenders a fine.

Fines range from $38 for not having a permit displayed and up to $443 for parking in a disabled parking zone without identification. Students may find some relief by taking public transportation like the bus or trolley located at Park Blvd. and Broadway.

Parking permits are available at the campus police station located in room V-100.

They are also available at a substation located in the cafeteria for the first two weeks of the semester.

Non-payment of parking fines can result in parking privileges being suspended and a hold being placed on the student’s account.

To get more information about parking and citations at City College please call parking services at (619) 388-6515.

You may also visit to obtain a detailed list of fines and citations, along with up to date information on parking lot status.

The CTC garage is open from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. and is closed on weekends and holidays.