From the Office of Councilmember Ed Harris – Project Opportunity for a student in the Department of Economics:
We are interested in completing an audit of the ‘parkade’ parking lot which is a part of the Civic Center complex. The parking lot is owned by the City, but leased to a private company. We would like to determine how many parking spaces the lot holds, and the various payment options (monthly/daily/hourly), as well as the approximate percentage of the lot that is occupied by each payment category on a daily basis. With this information we would like to be able to determine what sort of income the parking lot generates, and then compare this to the lease.
There would be no set hours for this project, only a completion date which could be set after a meeting between the Councilmember and an interested student/group of students to make sure it was realistic.
We believe that this would be a great opportunity for a student to get some experience working with local government on a project that could impact negotiations over City assets in the future.
If you are interested in this project, please contact Council Representative, Tarrant Seautelle (a UCSD Alumnus) for more information: firstname.lastname@example.org