The Associated Students of Colorado State University hosted student members of college councils at a round table discussion Friday night about the campus stadium, U+2 reform, Around the Horn expansion and the potential for universal printing. The purpose of the roundtable was to facilitate more communication between ASCSU and the college councils.
The parking plan for the stadium is being finalized and will go to President Tony Frank within the next month, according to the discussion. After parking plans are finalized, discussions about tailgating and game day logistics will begin. Transfort plans to increase routes during game days. The stadium advisory group also attended a football game this season to better understand the tailgating and game day logistics.
In collaboration with a law firm, ASCSU has decided to pursue reforming the U+2 law through a ballot initiative in 2017. The initiative that ASCSU will try to get on the ballot allows for four unrelated people living in a house, or what is known as Me+3.
“This is what I believe is a compromise,” said Jason Sydoriak, president of ASCSU. “The reason why we’ve came to that (a ballot initiative), is because through the last few months, we’ve come to a point where we’ve realized that city council is not willing to collaborate with us. There are some (member of city council) that will not even give us a meeting.”
They will need 5,000 to 7,000 signatures on the petition in order to get Me+3 on the ballot, Sydoriak said. ASCSU will also encourage students to register to vote in Fort Collins and look at ways to ensure active enforcement of U+2 or Me+3 does not occur.
Around the Horn
ASCSU is considering an increase to the Around the Horn route to serve residence halls on the south side of campus.
“We see a huge potential for ridership (near the southern residence halls),” said Luke Yeager, deputy director of university affairs. “Whether for inclement weather, when students don’t want to walk in sub-zero temperatures, or for students who are temporarily or permanently disabled, who can’t walk or bike to campus.”
Across Campus Printing
Universal printing around campus was another proposed idea to the members of college councils. ASCSU envisions this being feasible through PaperCut, a print control software that the library currently uses. Members of college council were encouraged to go to the tech fee advisory boards in their respective colleges and help determine whether it is in the best interest of their college to provide printing across campus.
“The root idea is that no matter what college you’re in, you would be able to print in any lab around campus that uses PaperCut,” said Andy Schafer, director of university affairs.
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