Schipske to Address LBCC Board Regarding Continuing Problems of Student Parking in Neighborhoods – Feels LBCC Should Pay for Residents’ Permits
March 17, 2014 –Fifth District Councilwoman Gerrie Schipske today issued the following statement concerning her announcement that she will address the Long Beach Community College District Board of Trustees on Tuesday, March 25 at 5 pm:
“I will once again ask the Trustees to step up and help solve a continuing conflict between LBCC students and the residents of the adjoining neighborhoods who are being forced to pay to park on their own streets because of the impact students parking there.
“Several years ago I asked the Board of Trustees to assist in paying for preferential parking permits as does CSULB. To date, the Trustees have refused indicating that there is sufficient parking on campus for students and that they cannot control student parking off campus.
“ With the construction of new buildings on the south side of Carson, students have increasingly moved into the residential streets on that side. Residents have attended several community meetings complaining about the parking problems as well as speeding and littering.
“I urge residents to join me at the Board of Trustees meeting on Tuesday, March 25 at 5 pm. It will be held at the Liberal Arts Campus (LAC) Building T, Room 1100. We will ask the Board to be ‘good neighbors’ by helping resolve a problem that is caused by their students.”