New parking laws proposed
by Bryan Weismiller
A new piece of legislation could have implications for Mount Royal University’s current parking situation.
Bill 23 may make it easier to ticket and tow illegally parked vehicles on campus property.
The Alberta Post-secondary Learning Amendment Act, also known as Bill 23 has passed its third reading in the Legislative Assembly of Alberta and is now awaiting proclamation.
Once the bill is proclaimed, Stefan Durston, Mount Royal parking and transportation services manager, said he would then sit down with the Transportation Advisory Committee, Parking and Transportation Services and other authorities to discuss how it might impact parking on campus.
Durston had previously said that Bill 23 would clarify some of the grey areas that came after Mount Royal adopted a university-style governance.
The right column shows some of the proposed amendments to the Alberta Post-Secondary act.
Parking bylaws 61.1
The board of governors of a public post-secondary institution assigned under section 102.2(2) to the Baccalaureate and Applied Studies Institutions sector may make the following parking bylaws to control vehicles on institution land:
(a) governing the places where, the times when and the conditions on which persons are authorized to park or are prohibited from parking vehicles;
(b) authorizing any person to allocate reserved parking locations to persons, subject to the conditions prescribed by the bylaws;
(c) providing for the placement of parking control signs, markings and meters prohibiting or governing the parking of vehicles;
(d) providing for the impounding and removal of vehicles parked or left in contravention of a bylaw;
(e) establishing fees respecting the parking of vehicles and providing for the collection of those fees.