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					                                                 R763, Funding of Parking Facilities
                                                                      Repair Costs1
R763-1. Purpose: To provide for equitable funding of parking lot repair costs.

R763-2. References

            2.1.   Utah Code §53B-6-101 (Master Planning - Board Establishes Criteria to Meet Capital Budgetary

            2.2.      Utah Code §53B-20-101 (Property of Institutions to Vest in State Board)

            2.3.  Utah Code Title 63A, Chapter 5 (State Building Board - Division of Facilities Construction and

            2.4.      Policy and Procedures R710, Capital Facilities

R763-3. Factual Basis

            3.1.     Parking Facilities at all Campuses: All nine institutions in the Utah System of Higher Education
            operate automobile parking facilities on their campuses for use by faculty, students, staff, and visitors as an
            authorized, necessary, and proper function of higher education; and

            3.2.       Some Institutions have Self-Support Facilities: Several of the institutions of higher education
            (i.e., University of Utah, Utah State University, and Weber State University) manage their parking services
            as self-supported auxiliary operations, and impose user fees that are significant in amount although
            insufficient to meet the full needs of parking services; others charge moderate or nominal fees to parking lot
            users; while some institutions permit on-campus parking without the payment of a fee; and

            3.3.      Parking Fees: The imposition of parking fees, together with the required use of decals or other
            identifying markers upon vehicles for which such fees have been paid, serve the multiple purposes of
            helping to defray the cost of parking services operations, monitoring on-campus vehicular parking to reduce
            congestion and promote safety and security, funding parking facilities, and encouraging greater use of
            public transit systems for energy and environmental conservation purposes; and,

            3.4.     Government Policy: Utah state government does not generally charge parking fees to its
            employees or to members of the public seeking public services, and the only units of the State of Utah that
            do so are the several institutions of higher education mentioned above; and

            3.5.     Appropriations: The Utah State Building Board, during recent years, has received annual lump-
            sum appropriations for the purpose of repairing, as needed, the parking lots of all units of state government,
            including higher education, but has generally declined to allocate funds from this source for repair of parking
            lots maintained by the larger institutions of higher education (i.e., University of Utah, Utah State University,
            and Weber State University) which uniquely impose significant user fees; and

            3.6.     Building Board Policy: The unwillingness of the Building Board to allocate its appropriated
            parking repair funds for the benefit of the three institutions mentioned above necessarily forces these

1   Approved December 20, 1983.

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         institutions to impose higher total parking fees than would otherwise be required, and thus unfairly imposes
         special financial burdens upon the students, faculty, staff, and guests of such institutions that are not
         imposed at all, or only in lesser degree, upon the personnel of other institutions of higher education and
         other state employees;

R763-4. Policy

         4.1.     Equitable Allocation of State Resources: It is the established policy of the Board of Regents to
         regard all state-funded institutions of higher education, specifically including but not limited to University of
         Utah, Utah State University, and Weber State University, as fully and equally eligible for and deserving of an
         equitable allocation by the State Building Board of parking lot repair funds in proportion to the need of their
         respective parking facilities for repair work and believes that such allocations should be made without
         reference to the possible availability of revenues derived from parking fees, or the previous use of such
         revenues by the respective institutions, for parking lot repairs.

         4.2.     Implementation by Building Board and DFCM: The Board of Regents requests and urges the
         Building Board and the Division of Facilities, Construction and Management to honor and implement this
         Resolution as a duly adopted declaration of regental policy with respect to the allocation and prioritization of
         parking lot repair funds made available by the State Legislature.

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