Texas Tech University

Faculty Senate Resolution on parking, March 9th, 2005

  • Whereas the parking lots around the School of Music, School of Art, and Department of Theatre and Dance are part of the park-and-pay system;
  • And, whereas other arts venues in Lubbock, such as the Lubbock Memorial Civic Center and the Cactus Theater, do not require payment for parking, indicating that payment for parking is not part of the Lubbock arts culture;
  • And, whereas patrons attending music, art, or theatre and dance events frequently express anger regarding parking fees to staff members of those units;
  • And, whereas staff members in the School of Music, School of Art, and Department of Theatre and Dance are frequently stressed by angry patrons and frustrated by the inability to resolve the situation;
  • And, whereas approximately 160 visual and performing arts events are hosted on campus during week-day evenings annually, creating numerous occasions for the staff members involved to experience this stress and frustration;
  • And, whereas the Dean of the College of Visual and Performing Arts, as well as staff representatives from each of the units, agree that ending the park-and-pay system at 7:00 p.m. rather than 8:00 p.m. would be a satisfactory solution;
  • And, whereas differing regulations by date and location would generate confusion for patrons and parking enforcement staff;
  • And, whereas the Board of Regents approved the original time period for the park-and-pay system;

Therefore, be it resolved this day that the Texas Tech University Faculty Senate proposes that the Board of Regents adjust the ending time of the campus park-and-pay system to 7:00 p.m., rather than 8:00 p.m., in the interest of improving University relations with the visual and performing arts community and improving the frustrating and stressful work environment for the staff members involved.

Faculty Senate