Parking Financial Plan

Parking Funding

From inception, all parking projects were funded centrally by the Chancellor’s Office.  In 1995, Parking was decentralized by the Chancellor’s Office.  As a new campus, building from the ground up, the Parking department at California State University San Marcos became responsible for planning and managing our own parking resources.  Included in the areas of responsibility falling to each campus Parking department individually: annual operations, maintenance and repair of parking lots and parking structure(s), bond indebtedness, General Fund support, new construction projects, establishment of required reserves, and payment of systemwide expenses.  Parking and Commuter Services receives no state support; Parking is 100% self-support.

Parking Fee Plan (3-Tier) 

In early Spring 2002, Parking Services held a series of open forums to inform the campus community of the parking and transportation challenges due to our rapidly growing campus. These open forums were positive and our campus community provided many options that ranged from starting a vanpool program, increasing carpool spaces, increasing parking fees, building a parking structure, expanding the existing shuttle service, etc.  These options were further explored and discussed by the Summer 2002 Parking and Transportation Task Force.  This Task Force had yet another opportunity to present to the President additional short and long term parking options that would address the parking demands placed by our rapidly growing campus community.

Based on all this input and financial constraints gathered from our constituents and the Parking and Transportation Task Force, the President requested a Parking Fee Plan be submitted to the Student Fee Advisory Committee for their recommendations. 

The Parking Fee Plan was approved and the new parking fees increase took effect January 2003, Fall 2006, and Fall 2009 for students, MPP's and various other permit holders.  (Listed below is the 3-Tier parking fee plan). The 2009 fee increase was modified and the full/final rate was implemented in Fall 2011.

 

2003

Students 

 $158.00/semester

Students - Summer

 $88.00/semester

Faculty/Staff *  
Faculty/Staff Semester *
MPP's 

$14.00/month 
$62.00/semester
$35.00/month

Vendors                     
Daily Rate

$21.00/month
$6.00/daily

Reserved Parking - VP's   
Reserved Parking - Deans

$100/month
$80.00/month


2006/2007

Students 

$248.00/semester 

Students - Summer

$138.00/semester

Faculty/Staff *  
Faculty/Staff Semester *
MPP's 

$14.00/month 
$62.00/semester
$55.00/month

Vendors                     
Daily Rate

$30.00/month
$7.00/daily

Reserved Parking - VP's   
Reserved Parking - Deans

$120.00/month
$100.00/month


2009/2010

Students **

$293.00/semester 

Students - Summer **

$195.00/semester

Faculty/Staff*

Fees vary by bargaining unit

MPP's 

$75.00/month

Vendors                     
Daily Rate

$35.00/month
$9.00/daily

Reserved Parking - VP's
Reserved Parking - Deans

$150.00/month
$130.00/month

* Parking fees are negotiated per bargaining unit contracts. If you have questions regarding a fee for a specific bargaining unit please call Parking and Commuter Services at: 760-750-7500.

** In Fall 2011, Student semester parking permit fees increased to full rate $338.00/semester; $225 for the Summer term.

New Parking Lots –  parking spaces added to inventory

2003/2004 - Parking Lots X, Y, and Z: 995 spaces
2003/2004 - Parking Lot K: 241 spaces
2005/2006 - Parking Lot H: 114 spaces
2006/2007 - Parking Lot F: 1555 spaces
2010/2011 - Parking Structure #1 Phase #1: 1615 spaces
 

What the Increased Fees Make Possible

This parking fee will position the campus to take advantage of various opportunities to provide additional parking that may arise in the next few years.

The additional revenue allowed construction of a parking structure that opened in Fall 2010, adding 1615 parking spaces.  The second phase of Parking Structure 1 (PS1) will add another 1200 spaces. At the same time, Parking and Commuter Services is building parking reserves and developing the resources to enable the campus to respond to increased demand without further drastic fee increases.