Reader Concerned About Safety of Campus Parking Lots
I am writing to raise public awareness about the security in U of G parking lots. My vehicle has been vandalized three times and broken into twice — all on University property. I also know for a fact that vehicles have been stolen from campus lots.
I no longer feel that my vehicle is safe anywhere on University property, but because I commute to work, I have no choice but to drive here and leave my vehicle to chance.
I'm not surprised that thefts and vandalism are occurring because there is very little surveillance of campus parking lots. I urge everyone in the University community to be extra diligent and careful when parking. Please do whatever you can to protect your vehicle and hope for the best.
In addition, next time we buy a parking permit or when permit prices increase, we should ask how the money is being used, because it doesn't appear that the safety of our parking lots is a priority.
Deborah Kon, Centre for Public Health
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