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Parking Program

The Parking Program provides campus-parking facilities as authorized under the provisions of Section 89701 of the Education Code. The program itself is self-supporting and derives most of its revenues from parking fees paid by students, faculty, staff and visitors. Additional income is available from interest on retained earnings.

Consistent with CSU objectives for increased accountability at the campus levels, management of all operations of the parking program is decentralized to the campus level. Campuses deposit parking fee revenue into a campus-specific parking fund and have the authority to expend those funds directly. Parking fee revenue expenditures are restricted to the acquisition, construction and maintenance of campus parking facilities. The total projected revenue for fiscal year 2018-19 provides approximately $122.6 million for parking operations. From this amount, approximately $29.5 million is used for debt service for payments of principal and interest on revenue bonds issued to finance construction of parking facilities and major renovations.

To facilitate the trustees’ policy of providing adequate parking throughout the system at the lowest possible fee, every effort is made to minimize operating costs. The 2018-19 proposed budget incorporates reimbursements to the General Fund for supervising and dispatching services provided by the campuses. Expenditures relating to utilities, communications, and support services provided by the General Fund are reflected as direct or indirect costs, as appropriate.

The California State University had a total of 159,789 temporary and permanent spaces as of July 1, 2017. By the end of 2018-19, the projected total number of usable parking spaces is 161,843.

Parking S​paces By Location

 Campus
Actual
2016-17
Budgeted
2017-18
Projected
2018-19
Bakersfield3,646
3,646
3,646
Channel Islands2,531
2,531
2,531
Chico2,071
2,071
2,071
Dominguez Hills4,881 4,881 4,881
East Bay5,430
5,465
5,465
Contra Costa894 894 894
Fresno8,537
8,537
8,537
Fullerton10,425 10,425 10,425
Humboldt2,171
2,171
2,171
Long Beach14,090
14,090
14,090
Los Angeles7,727
7,695
7,695
Maritime ​969
982
982
Monterey Bay3,755
2,924
2,924
Northridge11,957 11,957 11,957
Pomona13,423
13,423
​13,673
Sacramento12,150
14,779
14,779
San Bernardino8,652
8,652
8,652
Palm Desert439 439 439
San Diego14,163
14,163
14,163
Imperial Valley276 276 27​6
San Francisco2,731 2,728
2,728
San Jos​é​6,409
6,408
6,408
San Luis Obispo7,527
7,527 7,527
San Marcos6,122
6,122
6,122
Sonoma5,373
5,373
5,373
Stanislaus3,018 3,018 3,018
Chancellor's Office422
416 416
TOTAL159,789
161,593
161,843