WSR 02-10-080

PROPOSED RULES

UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON


[ Filed April 29, 2002, 10:09 a.m. ]

Original Notice.

Preproposal statement of inquiry was filed as WSR 02-06-045.

Title of Rule: WAC 478-116-131 Parking for events and other university functions.

Purpose: To amend WAC 478-116-131 regarding parking fees for the University of Washington's commencement events at the Seattle campus.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 28B.10.560 and 28B.20.130.

Statute Being Implemented: RCW 28B.10.560 and 28B.20.130.

Summary: The proposed parking amendment to WAC 478-116-131 is necessary to reflect a change from not charging parking fees for the University of Washington's commencement events to charging attendees for parking as a prepaid special event.

Reasons Supporting Proposal: Increasing costs and constrained resources have necessitated generating revenue from parking to cover costs associated with parking and traffic management, including staffing, printing, a shuttle bus system, and costs associated with traffic police.

Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting: Sara Griggs, Director, Commencement Exercises, 15 Visitors Information Center, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, (206) 543-2592; Implementation: Norman G. Arkans, Associate Vice President and Executive Director of University Relations, 400 Gerberding Hall, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, (206) 543-2560; and Enforcement: Carl Root, Parking Services Manager, 3901 University Way N.E., University of Washington, Seattle, WA, (206) 543-5571.

Name of Proponent: University of Washington, governmental.

Rule is not necessitated by federal law, federal or state court decision.

Explanation of Rule, its Purpose, and Anticipated Effects: The proposed parking regulation amendment is necessary to reflect a change from not charging parking fees for the University of Washington's commencement events to charging attendees for parking as a prepaid special event. Previously, the university's commencement budget covered the costs associated with managing the parking and transportation system for commencement. However, increasing costs and constrained resources have necessitated generating revenue from parking to cover costs associated with parking and traffic management, including staffing, printing, a shuttle bus system, and costs associated with traffic police. Amending WAC 478-116-131 is required to make this change.

Proposal Changes the Following Existing Rules: WAC 478-116-131 (1)(a) would be amended.

No small business economic impact statement has been prepared under chapter 19.85 RCW. WAC 478-116-131 does not impose a disproportionate impact on small businesses.

RCW 34.05.328 does not apply to this rule adoption. WAC 478-116-131 is not considered a significant legislative rule by the University of Washington.

Hearing Location: Room 309 of the Husky Union Building (HUB) University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, on June 6, 2002, at 12:00 noon.

Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact UW Disability Services Office by May 22, 2002, TDD (206) 543-6452 or (206) 543-6450.

Submit Written Comments to: Rebecca Goodwin Deardorff, Director, Administrative Procedures Office via one of the following routes: U.S. Mail University of Washington, 4014 University Way N.E., Seattle, WA 98105-6203; Campus Mail Box 355509; e-mail adminpro@u.washington.edu; or fax (206) 616-6294, by June 6, 2002.

Date of Intended Adoption: July 19, 2002.

April 25, 2002

Rebecca Goodwin Deardorff, Director

Administrative Procedures Office

OTS-5626.1


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 97-14-005, filed 6/19/97, effective 9/15/97)

WAC 478-116-131   Parking for events and other university functions.   (1) Parking for attendees to events that may displace regular parking customers or that may require added parking services staffing shall be accommodated only if parking services can find suitable alternatives for regular parking customers. Parking fees will be charged as follows:

(a) ((Freshman convocation and university commencement and related graduation functions.)) Parking for attendees at freshman convocation will be complimentary. Parking services will charge the cost of staff and services used expressly for the event to the sponsoring department;

(b) An event rate will be charged to attendees of events that require staffing to collect fees; and

(c) Parking services shall negotiate the cost of prepurchased parking and alternative transportation for Husky football with the department of intercollegiate athletics.

(2) Parking services may lease available parking facilities to sponsors of events, who shall pay in advance and be charged at a per stall fee for the particular leased facility.

(3) Parking services may extend its hours of operations to encompass the hours of an event. The following conditions shall trigger charging for events scheduled outside the normal hours of operation:

(a) Any activity which in the judgment of parking services is expected to attract over five hundred vehicles to campus; or

(b) Any event requiring a city of Seattle special event permit.

(4) University departments which sponsor functions such as athletic events, conferences, seminars and dinners may arrange for parking of their guests and this parking will be provided on a space available basis. Departments have the option of paying for guests' parking. Otherwise, their guests will be responsible for the parking fee. To facilitate prepaid parking and with parking services' prior approval, departments may act as its agent in the collection of parking fees.

(5) Parking services may displace permit holders from their regularly assigned areas during special events. Permit holders shall be provided an alternate area assignment during special events at no extra charge.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 28B.10.560 and 28B.20.130. 97-14-005, 478-116-131, filed 6/19/97, effective 9/15/97.]

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