Traffic Appeals Options Expanded
Posted: February 18, 2000 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am
By Patty Snellings
University Services offers a new option for faculty, staff, students, and visitors who want to appeal traffic citations issued at all campuses by Parking Services. As of Monday, Feb. 21, an expedited hearing process is available for those seeking immediate resolution of appeals.
The expedited hearing offers the appellant an opportunity to meet one-on-one with a hearing officer to discuss the facts and circumstances relating to the traffic citation and to find out at the meeting if the appeal is upheld or denied. Ann Moran of University Services currently serves as the hearing officer. Hearings are held on a walk-in basis from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays in SUB I, Room 352.
“The Board of Visitors has identified major initiatives for the university to address this year, and improvement of parking services and university-wide customer service are among those initiatives. We feel this new option responds to both concerns,” says Ken Bumgarner, associate vice president for University Services. “We’ve implemented the expedited hearing process on an experimental basis to provide an immediate response to appeals and to make the process more convenient for everyone. It is not intended to replace the existing Traffic Appeals Committee process.” For more information about this new option, contact University Services at x32840 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Traffic Appeals Committee continues to hold regular hearings. Appellants choose to personally present appeals before the committee or to submit them in writing. Decisions are mailed to appellants following the hearings. To find out about hearing times and locations or for more information about the committee process, call Parking Services at x32711.