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Kern Community College Trustee proposes parking solution at Bakersfield College

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Posted at 1:03 PM, Aug 29, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-29 20:21:47-04

A Kern Community College District Trustee is hoping to find a solution to the parking issues at Bakersfield College.

 

Kyle Carter is proposing a tiered fee structure that would make parking more affordable to students.

 

Bakersfield College currently charges $45 for the parking permit each semester.

 

Carter said his plan would hopefully remove any reasons for students parking in neighborhood streets.

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"This has become a heated issues and we need to fix it. We want BC to be a good neighbor. All of this student parking is causing problems and lowering the property values in that area, Carter said”.

 

Kay Meek, the President of the Kern Community College District issued the following statement:

"Bakersfield College continues to experience increased growth in the number of students attending college. This is a great thing to be celebrated in our community, but we also realize that parking is an issue. The BC Administrative team is working closely with BC’s Dept. of Public Safety and The Student Government Association on potential strategies to alleviate the parking congestion. I look forward to investigating these with the Board of Trustees at our next board meeting."