The Traffic Appeals Board is composed of six members: two faculty, two management or classified, and two students. This year the ASUO forwarded one name only for appointment. This person attended one-half of one meeting. Other members have attended the majority of the meetings. A quorum is three. The Board has had four meetings and will meet again in June and August or September.
The main task of the Board is to consider appeals referred by the Traffic Petitions Officer and, by a majority vote, determine whether the Board upholds the decision of the Petitions Officer, dismisses the violation, or imposes an alternative penalty (fine). The average number of appeals at each meeting is twenty-five.
A major concern of members this year has been the high number of violations as the result of poor signage in university parking lots: signs too small, too unobstrusive, and too mixed in message. The Department of Public Safety has recently invited Board members to take part in a discussion to address this and other subjects.
The Traffic Appeals Board is a University standing committee with an important function. It is a hard working board and its members seem to enjoy serving on it
Ruth South, Traffic Petitions Officer and Convenor
Tracie Nash, Chair 2002-2003
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