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2A - Wednesday, October 17, 2007

FRIDAY:
The Extremist

A ticket to park

It's something that almost
every car owner in Ann Arbor has
complained about - parking.
But how much does Ann Arbor
really make off of parking fees and
fines, and what do they do with
the money?
The answer depends on wheth-
er you're parked within the Uni-
versity's jurisdiction or not.
If you're parked somewhere
that belongs to the City of Ann
Arbor, your money goes to the
Downtown Development Author-
ity, which DDA financial manager
Joe Morehouse said collects about
$2.4 million from its 1,700 meters
and another $9.2 million from
surface lots and parking garages.
Of this, $2.7 million goes back
into rent that the DDA pays to
the city. The DDA also pays about
$8 million to maintain parking
areas.

Morehouse said the DDA uses
remaining revenue to fund pro-
grams such as go!pass, a program
that allows employees who work
within the DDA boundaries to use
the bus for free.
But money from parking tickets
goes elsewhere. Parking referee
John Getz said the city of Ann
Arbor issued 123,991 parking tick-
ets last year, collecting $2,314,796.
Another $21,000 worth of tickets
went unpaid.
Revenue collected from tickets
funds the city's general budget.
Tom Crawford, chief financial
officer and financial services
administrator for the city of
Ann Arbor, said these proceeds
account for less than three per-
cent of the city's $82 million gen-
eral fund.
on the other hand, revenue
from University-owned parking

comes mostly from permit sales.
Dave Miller, executive director,
for University parking and trans-
portation services, said permit
sales account for about 70 percent
of the University's $16 million
parking budget. Another $1.5 mil-
lion comes from visitor parking.
Miller said the $500,000 made v
from parking tickets issued on
University property goes into a
fund that pays for safety proj-
ects around campus like print-
ing costs for the campus safety
handbook, projects to increase
lighting throughout campus and
upgrading the card access system
that allows entrance into Univer-
sity buildings.r
AMINA FAR HA
ROB MIGI
Have a campus mystery you Between parking structures fees and revenue generated th
want the Daily to solve? E-mail parking tickets and meters, the City of Ann Arbor reeled ir
hchris@umich.edu. than $11 million last year.

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CRIME NOTES

CAMPUS EVENTS & NOTES

5 cars broken 'U' employee U.S.-Russia World record
into, damaged threatened over relations lecture effort

WHERE: 1211 Kipke Drive
WHEN: Monday at about 6:40
a.m.
WHAT: Five University vehi-
cles were broken into and were
burglarized, the Department
of Public Safety reported. The
cars, located in the Transporta-
tion Services lot, all had broken
side windows after the break-
ins. Screwdrivers and lamps
were taken from some of the
cars. There are no suspects.

child support
WHERE: Computer Science
and Engineering Building
WHEN: Monday at about 3:30
p.m.
WHAT: A University employee
said he was threatened by two
of his wife's relatives, DPS
reported. The dispute occurred
outside of the employee's office
and was concerning divorce and
child support.

WHAT: A lecture by James
Collins discussing the current
state and the future of U.S.-
Russia relations
WHO: Ford School of Public
Policy
WHEN: Today from 4 to 5:30
p.m.
WHERE: Weill Hall, Room
1120

WHAT: An effort to break a
world record for most people
to rally in opposition to pov-
erty
WHO: Stand Up Against Pov-
erty
WHEN: Today from 7 to 8
p.m.
WHERE: The Diag
Global careers

Humanitarian .

Democratic presidential
candidate Barack Obama
and Vice President Dick
Cheney are related, according
to Cheney's wife, The Associ-
ated Press reported. Lynne
Cheney said the politicians are
eighth cousins and that they
'share a French 17th century
relative.
After relinquishing a two-
goal lead Friday night,
the Michigan hockey
team scored a goal in overtime
to upset No. 2 Boston College
in Minneapolis over the week-
end, winning 4-3.-
>>FOR MORE, SEE SPORTSWEDNESDAY
3TI., a Grammy award-
winning rap artist, was
arrested for unlawful
gun possession, The Associat-
ed Press reported. The rapper
reportedly possessed unregis-
tered machine guns and silenc-
ers prior to the BET Awards.

University van Staff member aid, health
stolen from lot reports laptop lecture

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WHERE: 1211 Kipke Drive stolen WHAT: University faculty
WHEN: Monday at about 7:15 members discuss careers that
a.m. WHERE: Walgreen Drama focus on issues concerning
WHAT: A staff member report- Center institutional health care and
ed that a laptop was stolen from WHEN: Monday at about 2:15 how it relates to the worldwide
his office sometime on Oct. 3, p.m. humanitarian aid efforts
DPS reported. The laptop was WHAT: A staff member report- WHO: The Career Center
valued at approximately $2,000. ed his laptop stolen from his WHEN: Today from 5 to 7
There were no signs of forced office, DPS reported. There were p.m.
entry. Police have no suspects in no signs of forced entry. Police WHERE: Michigan Union,
the investigation. have no suspects. Kuenzel Room

WHAT: A meeting for stu-
dents interested doing global
work in technology
WHO: The Career Center
WHEN: Today at 7:30 to 9
p.m.
WHERE: Michigan Union,
Kuenzel Room
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