News in Brief Nov. 2

Joseph Basco

Parking council creates a new faculty and staff permit

The parking advisory council voted Oct. 28 to merge parking permits for the first floor garage and designated spots into one permit for faculty and staff.

Matthew Yost, vice chair of the council and student government chief justice, said the change will solve some parking concerns. He said faculty often can’t find spots on the first floor of the garages, so they clog up students’ premium spots instead. With the change, the faculty will have more options.

The merger, if approved by the Auxiliary Oversight Committee, will be implemented in fall 2012.

Yost said he often hears appeals from students who are ticketed after mistakenly parking in first floor or designated spots. He said naming those spots for faculty and staff will prevent confusion, as students will know not to park there.

SG president appoints new treasurer

SG President Matt Brockelman chose Sen. Billy Namen as the new treasurer one week after John Scorza, the previous treasurer, resigned.

Namen was the Budget and Allocations chair prior to assuming all treasurer responsibilities starting Nov. 1.

In an email addressed to SG senators, Senate President Carlo Fassi congratulated Namen on his new position. Fassi said there will be an election to fill the now vacant B and A chair position Nov. 7 during the weekly senate meeting.

“With budget hearings and deliberations rapidly approaching, it’s essential we have our new treasurer and B and A chair ‘settled in’ before the Fall semester ends,” Fassi said via email.

The Elections and Appointment chair and Parliamentarian positions will also be elected Nov. 7.

Compiled by Joseph Basco and Dargan Thompson