Duck admins get free Jock Box parking, UO students not so much

Reporter Duncan Baumgarten has the news on the latest increase in the Emerald:

The current rate for a day parking pass, based on the University of Oregon Transportation Services website, is $34 a month, $306 for three terms. The rate is new, having increased around a dollar since last year, according to University of Oregon Transportation Services specialist Matthew Gross. Records received by the department show that, since 2014, the price has increased 36%. A night parking pass costs $94 a month, $846 for three terms.

Not a problem for the Duck athletic nomenklatura. They get free parking in the Jock Box parking lot [2015 data]:

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Here’s the list of beneficiaries:

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Eric Roedl, Craig Pintens, – wait, Tim Gleason’s not on the list? The MOU allowing this scam is here:

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They’re really claiming that the parking spots were “donated as part of the Jaqua Building Gift”? Actually, t was the other way around. UO gave the land to the athletic department for $1. At the time it was being used as a parking lot, very convenient for the Oregon Hall staff. Of course they had to pay to use it. For regular UO employees, reserved parking spots range from $1200-$1800:

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Of course regular UO employees don’t get “Courtesy Car Stipends” either:

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And why is the hunting license fee so high, at $420? Because the Ducks stuck UO with a large part of the bill for the underground Knight Arena garage.

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12 Responses to Duck admins get free Jock Box parking, UO students not so much

  1. peon says:

    Old data? My 12 month permit was $480 this year.

  2. Pleb parking says:

    There seems to be some misinformation here. It’s even worse than is being reported. The monthly charge for the privilege of parking at your place of employment is $40. Or $480 a year. More than 1% of my earnings. This should be included in the COLA I think.
    When they implement the carbon tax on us, it’s really going to be an issue. Their plan is to increase the cost of parking so that we are forced to take public transportation. Meaning that those with higher salaries will be the ones with parking, while the plebeian class will be sharing lice on the bus and spending an extra hour getting to and from work. But, hey, we can always burn more gas by driving to Autzen and taking their (non-functional, I’m sure) shuttle to campus. Proof that we have more than enough parking.

    • Simplicius Simplicissimus says:

      There seems to be some misinformation here. It’s even worse than is being reported. The monthly charge for the privilege of HUNTING FOR parking at your place of employment is $40.

  3. Hippo says:

    Meh. Complaints about parking are boring. People should drive less.

  4. Parking free market says:

    What if the UO auctioned off ALL parking, including Schill spot, to the highest bidders. Allow people to do whatever they want with the leased space, including a tiny house, parklet, combine spaces into an apartment building, parking garage etc.

    • uomatters says:

      Great idea! I know a UO professor – a Russian, if it matters. When he got hired he went down to Parking Services and asked the clerk for a reserved spot. She told him no, those are only for administrators. So he pulled out his wallet and started counting out Benjamins. She wouldn’t budge. His protest to me: “She wouldn’t even sell me a parking spot! And you call this a free country?”

    • Schill spot says:

      Make the proceeds go to low income scholarships. Lottery off the president’s spot.

  5. Geezer Duck says:

    Interestingly, there’s a Director of Food & Hospitality (John Sargeant) and a Director of Food Services (Kari Vanorsdel) listed in the Jock Box Admin Parking. Two separate empires in Athletics providing food services? Looks like duplication….

  6. Richard Bohloff says:

    That $3 lunch increase for the lowest paid employees that was kicked around? Guess how much a coach has to pay if they want to use the “eat your enemies” lunch spot? It’s the same as their cost for a private party sized hot tub. Did I mention the costs of cleaning the coaches party tub gets subsidized with unrestricted funds? And believe me, that would not be a fun job.

  7. Lily Guterman says:

    This is all old data, as many of these people listed don’t work there any more

    • uomatters says:

      It’s 2015 data, as noted in the post. Maybe I’ll ask for an update of the public records.

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