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Public Postsecondary Education: Parking Fees   

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(a) (1) The governing board of a community college district may require students in attendance and employees of the district to pay a fee, in an amount, not to exceed fifty dollars ($50) per semester and twenty-five dollars ($25) per intersession, to be established by the board, for parking services. The fee shall only be required of students and employees using parking services and shall not exceed the actual cost of providing parking services.

(2) To encourage ridesharing and carpooling, the fee shall not exceed thirty-five dollars ($35) per semester and fifteen dollars ($15) per intersession for a student who certifies, in accordance with procedures established by the board, that he or she regularly has two or more passengers commuting to the community college with him or her in the vehicle parked at the community college.

(3) The governing board of each community college district may increase the fee limits imposed by this subdivision by the same percentage increase as the Implicit Price Deflator for State and Local Government Purchases of Goods and Services published by the United States Department of Commerce. The fees may be increased annually up to the next whole dollar increment above the existing fee limit that calculation produces.

(b) (1) The governing board may require payment of a parking fee at a campus in excess of the limits set forth in subdivision (a) for the purpose of funding the construction of on-campus parking facilities if both of the following conditions exist at the campus:

(A) The full-time equivalent student (FTES) per parking space on the campus exceeds the statewide average FTES per parking space on community college campuses.

(B) The market price per square foot of land adjacent to the campus exceeds the statewide average market price per square foot of land adjacent to community college campuses.

(2) If the governing board requires payment of a parking fee in excess of the limits set forth in subdivision (a), the fee may not exceed the actual cost of constructing a parking structure.

(c) Students who receive financial assistance pursuant to any programs described in subdivision (g) of Section 76300 shall be exempt from parking fees imposed pursuant to this section that exceed thirty dollars ($30) per semester.

(d) The governing board of a community college district may also require the payment of a fee, to be established by the governing board, for the use of parking services by persons other than students and employees.

(e) All parking fees collected shall be deposited in the designated fund of the district in accordance with the California Community Colleges Budget and Accounting Manual, and shall be expended only for parking services or for purposes of reducing the costs to students and employees of the college of using public transportation to and from the college.

(f) Fees collected for use of parking services provided for by investment of student body funds under the authority of Section 76064 shall be deposited in a designated fund in accordance with the California Community Colleges Budget and Accounting Manual for repayment to the student organization.

(g) "Parking services," as used in this section, means the purchase, construction, and operation and maintenance of parking facilities for vehicles and motor vehicles as defined by Sections 415 and 670 of the Vehicle Code.

(Amended by Stats. 2011, Ch. 245, Sec. 1.)