Would you pay $320 for eight months, or $450 for a year to park somewhere, even if you are not guaranteed a spot? North Island College charges students more than VIU to park at their Comox Valley campus. The $320 charge for eight months of parking pushes the total amount to attend NIC full-time up by 19.6 per cent.
In an NIC board meeting Sept. 22, president John Bowman stated that he appreciates the number of letters received and welcomed further letters to himself and the board.
Now is your time to speak up. Tell John Bowman that it is not fair to charge us $320 and not guarantee us a spot to park. Tell John Bowman that it is not fair to close the overflow parking by the Aquatic Centre, causing cars to be towed.
Tell John Bowman that it is not fair to charge students such an outrageous fee to park on a gravel lot, potholes and all.
Tell John Bowman that it is not fair for most of our money paid to go to Robbins Parking, a Victoria-based company.
Finally, tell John Bowman that the cost of maintaining the parking lots at all NIC campuses should not be the responsibility of Comox Valley students and staff.
Please, if you are a student, parent, grandparent, or user of the college, email the board of governors to express your feelings towards paid parking. firstname.lastname@example.org