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July 30, 2008

More parking for Fall thanks to Measure E

GAVILAN COLLEGE - Students and staff may have an easier time finding parking at the Gavilan College Gilroy campus this fall. Phase II of planned improvements to parking lots are now underway. The improvements, funded by Measure E, the $108 million facilities bond measure passed by the voters in 2004, include resurfacing, landscaping, and lighting existing lots, and adding parking spaces through reconfiguration and expansion. In all, this summer's work will yield 347 additional parking spots.

Phase I of the parking project was completed last summer, reconfiguring Lots A, D, and E to add over 60 parking spaces, and adding lighting and landscaping to the lots. The project has been phased to minimize impact on students from construction.

Despite additional parking spaces, high enrollment growth kept parking lots crowded over the 2007/08 academic year. Early signs point to continuing enrollment growth for this fall -- so students may still want to explore transportation options including carpooling and public transportation.

"We're happy to be able to provide more parking," said Director of Security Ana Hipol, "but we also want to encourage students to save gas and money by carpooling when possible to make the best use of these spots."

Semester-long parking permits are $40 for all-day use (7 a.m. - 10 p.m.), $20 for evenings-only (3 p.m. - 10 p.m.) One-day parking permits are $.75. There is no fee to park at either the Hollister or Morgan Hill satellite sites, or on weekends at the Gilroy campus.

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