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Parking Rules & Regulations

Guide to Parking and Traffic Regulations

Please note that some of the information (labeled as pending) in this document will be phased in over the next year. If you have questions, contact Parking Services.

  • Introduction
  • Purpose and Authority
  • Parking Lots, Permits and Fees
  • Parking for The Physically Disabled
  • Parking Registration
  • Campus Enforcement and Regulations
  • Parking/Traffic Violations and Sanctions
  • Payment of Citation/Impound Fees
  • Appeals Process and Review
  • Special Event Parking
  • Alternative Transportation
  • Skates, Skateboards and Rollerblades
  • Code Blue Duress Alarm Pods
  • Motor Assistance Program
  • Glossary


Introduction

The philosophy guiding Central New Mexico Community College's (CNM's) Parking and Traffic Policy and Procedures is to be consistent with the learning and service missions of the College. To this end, the focus of parking management at CNM is to enhance education by the safe flow of traffic on campus and provide reasonable access to all facilities for students, faculty, staff and visitors.

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Purpose and Authority

CNM's Parking and Traffic Policy and Procedures is to be consistent with the learning and service missions of the College. To this end, the focus of parking management at CNM is to enhance education by the safe flow of traffic on campus and provide reasonable access to all facilities for students, faculty, staff and visitors. Traffic Policy and Procedures are established by the Governing Board of the College pursuant to authority contained in Article XII, Section 13 of the Constitution, Section 21-7-7, 29-5-1.1 NMSA 1978 as amended and other applicable laws.
Chapter 29, Article 5 NMSA 1978 amended reads,

The Board of Regents of each state educational institution designated in Article 12, Section 13 of the constitution of New Mexico that is located within a county having a population in excess of ninety-five thousand according to the most recent federal decennial census may promulgate regulations governing the operation and parking of vehicles on any area within the exterior boundaries of lands under its control which is not a municipal street or highway — including but not limited to:

  • Limiting rates of speed
  • Assigning parking spaces, designating parking areas and their uses, and collecting rent
  • Prohibiting parking
  • Removing vehicles parked in violation of campus traffic regulations at the expense of the violator, who shall pay the expense before the vehicle is released
  • Instituting a system of vehicle registration for the identification and regulation of vehicles regularly using institutional premises, including a reasonable charge to defray costs of providing parking and traffic enforcement services and campus parking

All fees collected shall be used solely for the purpose of enforcing this act; for planning and improving control and related parking problems; and for use in the operation, management and administration of the institution's Parking Services department, which is responsible for the enforcement of this act.

State of New Mexico, County of Bernalillo and City of Albuquerque traffic and parking laws apply to CNM.

CNM assumes no responsibility, expressed or implied, for the protection of any vehicle, motorcycle, bicycle or non-pedestrian device or its contents while being operated or parked on campus.

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Parking Lots, Permits and Fees

All vehicles are required to be registered with the CNM Parking Services Department for all CNM campuses. A registration permit will be issued per vehicle and must be properly displayed on the vehicle while parking on CNM property.

A. Parking Lots

CNM property offers two types of parking lots: General (non-paid) and Reserved(paid). Included in the lots are parking for the following: disabled/handicap, visitor, motorcycle, meter, loading zone, and special permit parking.

B. Permits

CNM offers four types of parking permits: General (non-paid), Reserved (paid), and Disabled/Handicap.

 

General Parking:

  • General Parking is available to all CNM students, staff, and faculty.
  • All vehicles parking in the general parking lots must display a current CNM General Parking Permit.
  • There is no cost to obtain a CNM General Parking Permit.
  • The general parking permit is required in the following general Main Campus Parking Lots: BMX, Lower SSC/MS (In front of SSC Building), Isotopes, UNM Stadium West, and Smith Brasher lots (all lots west of University Blvd).
  • The CNM General Parking Permit is also required at all of the following CNM Campuses: Montoya, Westside, Rio Rancho, South Valley, and the Advanced Technology Center.
  • The General Parking Permit must be displayed in the lower left back driver side window of the vehicle.
  • Vehicle registration for a CNM General Parking Permit is done online through myCNM at no cost and the permit can be picked up at one of the various CNM locations.
  • General Parking Permits are required on all CNM property for security and safety purposes.
  • Failure to properly display a current CNM General Parking Permit may result in parking citations and/or the vehicle being towed at the owner's expense.

 

Reserved Paid Parking:

  • Reserved Paid Parking is available to all CNM students, staff, and faculty.
  • All vehicles parking in the reserved parking lots must display a current CNM Paid Parking Permit.
  • The reserved paid parking permits are required in the following Main Campus parking Lots: Trades, Upper SSC, North, Central, JS, and PPD. See Main Campus Map for details.
  • The Reserved Paid Parking Permit costs $43 a term.
  • Paid Parking Permits are sold on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • Financial Aid may be used to purchase a paid parking permit.
  • Paid parking permits are available online through myCNM. For questions about paid parking permits contact the CNM Cashiers Office.
  • Permits must be properly displayed on the rearview mirror inside of the vehicle with the permit number and information facing outward.
  • The permit is only valid for vehicle(s) it was issued for. 
  • Paid permits are valid only for the parking lot that it was purchased for. 
  • A valid paid parking permit can also be utilized as a general parking permit. 
  • Paid parking permits are not valid for parking meters.
  • Failure to properly display a current CNM Paid Parking Permit may result in parking citations and/or the vehicle being towed at the owner's expense.

 

Annual Paid Parking:

  • The Annual Paid Parking is ONLY available for Full-Time CNM Employees.
  • The annual paid parking permit is available for the following Main Campus parking Lots: Trades, Upper SSC, North, Central, JS, and PPD. See Main Campus Map for details.
  • An annual parking permit can be purchased for $129 a year and payroll deduction is available.
  • If interested in purchasing an annual parking permit or for any questions regarding an annual parking permit, contact the CNM Parking Services Department at (505) 224-4000 ext. 51622. A reminder that the annual parking permit is ONLY available for Full-Time CNM Employees.  
  •  The annual permit must be properly displayed on the rearview mirror inside of the vehicle with the permit number and information facing outward.
  • The permit is only valid for vehicle(s) it was issued for. 
  • Annual permits are valid only for the parking lot that it was purchased for.  
  • Annual parking permits are not valid for parking meters.
  • A valid annual parking permit can be utilized as a general parking permit.
  • Failure to properly display a current CNM Annual Paid Parking Permit may result in parking citations and/or the vehicle being towed at the owner's expense.

 

Disabled / Handicap Parking:

  • Disabled / Handicap Parking Permits are available for individuals with disabilities and can be used to park in designated handicap parking spaces.
  • Blue striped areas between handicapped parking spaces are designed to allow drivers ample room to maneuver in and out of their vehicles without obstruction, especially when using mobility assisting devices (e.g., wheel chairs, vehicles with lifts, etc.).
  • There is no cost to obtain a CNM Disabled/Handicap Parking Permit.
  • The permit is utilized to park in any Handicap/Disabled space at any CNM Campus. See CNM Campus Maps for CNM Disabled/Handicap Parking.   
  • If there are no Handicap/Disabled parking spaces available to park, the permit may be used to park in any general or paid parking space on any CNM Campus.
  • To obtain a CNM issued Handicap/Disabled Placard, one must pay a visit to the CNM Disability Resource Center either at the CNM Main Campus or the Montoya Campus.
  • The individual must provide the Disability Resource Center with a valid Driver’s License, CNM ID, Vehicle Registration, and/or the State issued Handicap/Disabled Placard.
  • For any questions please contact the CNM Disability Resource Center.
  • A state issued Handicap/Disabled Placard must be displayed along with the CNM issued Handicap/Disabled Placard at all times.
  • Failure to properly display a current CNM issued Handicap/Disabled Placard along with a valid state issued Handicap/Disabled Placard may result in parking citations and/or the vehicle being towed at the owner's expense.

C. Fees:

  • General Parking Permit: $0.00
  • Reserved Paid Parking Permit: $43.00 per term.
  • Annual Paid Parking Permit: $129.00 annually. (Available ONLY for Full-Time CNM Employees)
  • Disabled/Handicap Parking Permit: $0.00

 

Parking meters are also available only at the Main Campus and are offered on a first-come, first-served basis. The meters are located in the following lots: SSC (lower) lot, Trades (TC) lot, Central lot, JS lot, and PPD lot. The maximum time limit for a meter is 3 hours ($1.50). Parking meter fees have been established as follows:

  • Quarters: $0.25 equals 30 minutes 
  • Dimes: $0.10 equals 12 minutes
  • Nickels: $0.05 equals  6 minutes 

 

Parking meters are enforced Monday - Friday from 6:30am to 4:30pm.

Meter parking will not be enforced during weekends, term breaks, holidays or after 4:30 p.m.

Those meters displaying a red out of order cover require a general parking permit to park. .

Defective meters should be reported to the CNM Parking Services at 505-224-4000 ext. 51622.   

Failure to display time on a meter may result in parking citations and/or the vehicle being towed at the owner's expense.

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Parking for The Physically Disabled

CNM strongly supports the provision of designated parking spaces within reasonable distance to the College's facilities for individuals who are permanently disabled. This privilege is regulated to provide accessibility on a priority basis. Accommodation of persons with a physical disability receives top priority.

Definitions Permanent Disability: as certified by a physician, a physical condition that will remain unchanged and may include, but is not limited to, the use of a wheel chair, braces, walker, crutches, or other prosthetic devices and/or involves pulmonary, cardiovascular distress, an arthritic condition, or orthopedic or neurological impairment.

Temporary Disability: as certified by a physician, a physical condition that will impede movement and mobility for a limited period of time but is subject to change.

Parking Permits for the Permanently Disabled Permanently disabled students, faculty and staff may utilize disabled parking spaces by displaying state disabled placard. A CNM disabled permit is also required to be displayed and is issued free of charge. These spaces operate on a first-come, first-served basis. To obtain a CNM issued Handicap/Disabled Placard, one must pay a visit to the CNM Disability Resource Center either at the CNM Main Campus or the Montoya Campus.

The individual must provide the Disability Resource Center with the following:

  1. A valid state issued Driver’s License,
  2. A valid CNM ID,
  3. Vehicle Registration, and/or the State issued Handicap/Disabled Placard.

 

 The permit is utilized to park in any Handicap/Disabled space at any CNM Campus. See CNM Campus Maps for CNM Disabled/Handicap Parking. If there are no Handicap/Disabled parking spaces available to park, the permit may be used to park in any general or paid parking space on any CNM Campus.

For any questions please contact the CNM Disability Resource Center.

A state issued Handicap/Disabled Placard must be displayed along with the CNM issued Handicap/Disabled Placard at all times. Failure to properly display a current CNM issued Handicap/Disabled Placard along with a valid state issued Handicap/Disabled Placard may result in parking citations and/or the vehicle being towed at the owner's expense.

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Parking Registration

A. General Requirements
CNM students, faculty and staff must register their vehicles regardless of the type of parking permit to be used (general, Paid, disabled/handicap, ect.).

1. Issuance of Permits: General and paid permits will be issued after the applicant has provided:
a. Verification of employment (applies to CNM staff and faculty)
b. Documentation showing a student is registered and enrolled for the upcoming term (applies to students)
c. Current valid state-issued vehicle registration with current state license plate number
d. A valid state-issued driver's license
e. Payment of the required permit fee for the term

For permanently disabled drivers, all of the above applies without fees assessed, plus the disabled driver must provide a valid disability placard and state documentation supporting that the placard is issued to the disabled permit applicant. There are no exceptions. Off-campus general parking permits will be issued at no charge once the above conditions are met.

2. Permit Fees: All permit fees are paid online through myCNM or at the CNM Cashiers Office.

3. Knowledge of Regulations: Anyone driving a motor vehicle to CNM is responsible for obtaining a copy of this policy, reading it and complying with its directives. Copies of this policy are available online at cnm.edu.

4. Change of Permit Holder Personal Information: It is the permit holder's responsibility to notify Parking Services of any changes in the permit holder's address, vehicle ownership or license plate information on vehicles registered with CNM. Failure to do so may result in continued responsibility for citations, impoundment of vehicles and the loss of parking privileges on campus.

B. Term of Permit — Transfer of Permit
Permits are valid only for the length of the issued term or trimester (general permits). Permits are permanently assigned to the permit holder and are not transferable to another person without prior authorization of parking services. Liability for all fines associated with the permit are the responsibility of the permit holder.

C. Permits
CNM will issue permits for parking in designated areas of the campus. Only one permit will be issued per person. Any vehicle parked in lots designated for permit parking during a school term must have a parking permit clearly displayed, hanging from the vehicle's rearview mirror. (The only exceptions are vehicles parked in the: visitor parking lot or metered parking parking.) Possession of a permit does not guarantee a specific parking space; it grants the right to park in a legal parking space when space is available.

1 . Permits – Sold or Traded Vehicles: The permit holder is responsible for updating information with Parking Services. Failure to comply with this requirement will result in additional citations if the permit is used with a new, unregistered vehicle. Citations are tied to the permit, not the vehicle.

2 . Lost or Stolen Permit: Permit holders are responsible for the security of their parking permits. If a parking permit is stolen or lost, it must be reported within 48 hours to Parking Services Department at 224-4000 ext. 51622. An administrative fee will be charged for the missing permit. 

CNM Parking Permit Replacement Fees:

General Permit: (Student, Faculty, & Staff)

  • First replacement fee: $10
  • Second replacement: A letter must be written to the dean of students explaining the situation and a meeting will be scheduled with the dean to address the matter. If approved by the dean of students, a $15 fee will be administered to the permit holder.  

Reserved Paid Permit: (Student, Faculty, & Staff)

  • First replacement fee: $15
  • Second replacement: A letter must be written to the dean of students explaining the situation and a meeting will be scheduled with the dean to address the matter. If approved by the dean of students, a $20 fee will be administered to the permit holder.

Annual Paid Permit: (Full-Time CNM Employees ONLY)

  • First replacement fee: $25
  • Second replacement: A letter must be written to the dean of students explaining the situation and a meeting will be scheduled with the dean to address the matter. If approved by the dean of students, a $30 fee will be administered to the permit holder.

 

The administrative fees must be paid in full at the Cashier's Office before a new permit will be issued. A stolen permit, once reported, will be placed on a stolen permit hot sheet, in which the department personnel will be on the look out for on campus.

Unreported lost or stolen permits will be considered active, and if found on an unregistered vehicle, the vehicle will be cited and towed at the registered permit holder's expense. The permit holder will be responsible for all fines.

SECURITY NOTE: Permits are prime targets for theft and auto burglary. Vehicles should always be locked with windows rolled up.

3. False Registration: Only CNM is authorized to sell parking permits. No person shall attempt to obtain, use or alter stolen, lost or counterfeit parking permits or a permit issued based on false information. Giving false information that is known to be false constitutes false registration. Violation of this provision may result in fines, suspension of campus parking privileges and referral to the dean of students or appropriate department head for disciplinary action.

4 . Recall of Permits: Parking permits are the property of CNM and may be recalled—and parking privileges revoked—when:

a. The circumstances under which the permit was issued have changed
b . A permit is used by an unauthorized person
c. A parking permit application is falsified
d. A counterfeit, altered, lost/stolen permit is used
e. A driver disregards verbal notice from a Parking Services enforcement officer not to drive or park in a designated, restricted or special-events area
f. A payment for a citation is returned as not collectible
g. A permit holder's association with CNM is terminated

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Campus Enforcement and Regulations

Every person operating a motor vehicle on property owned, operated or leased by CNM is subject to New Mexico traffic laws cited in Article 7, Chapter 66-7-1 through 66-7-512 inclusive, NMSA 1978.

The posted speed limit on campus is 10 mph.

Accidents involving motor vehicles or motor vehicles and pedestrians shall be reported immediately to Security Department Dispatch, (505) 224-3001, emergency line. All vehicles, non-pedestrian devices and pedestrian traffic shall obey the lawful direction of a security officer or Parking Services enforcement officer.

A. Enforcement

1. Authority: The Parking Service is charged with enforcing these regulations. Enforcement personnel have the authority to issue parking citations, boot and/or impound vehicles and recommend sanctions to the administration. Parking attendants are public service personnel with the authority to control access to lots, collect fees, and advise security and traffic enforcement personnel of regulation violations.
2. Times of Enforcement: Parking enforcement operates during the school terms (fall, spring and summer). Parking enforcement with regard to fire lanes, parking for the disabled or violations related to health/safety issues is year-round, seven days a week, 24 hours/day.

a. Reserved Lots: These lots are restricted to permit holders.
During school terms, parking enforcement is Monday through Friday, 6:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. After 4:30 p.m. on weekdays and on weekends, reserved lots are open parking. Permits are checked only during the enforcement period. Permit parking is not enforced Saturdays and Sundays or during term breaks and holidays.
b. General Lots: These lots are not reserved but are restricted to general permit holders. During school terms, parking enforcement is Monday through Friday, 6:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. After 4:30 p.m., on weekdays and on weekends, all parking is open and permits are not required. After 10 p.m., the lots are closed for business. Permit parking is not enforced Saturdays or Sundays or during term breaks and holidays.
c. Metered Parking: Metered parking is enforced from 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. Metered parking is not enforced on Saturdays, Sundays, holidays or during term breaks. Defective meters should be reported immediately to Parking Services, (505) 224-4000 ext. 51622.
d. Restricted Spaces: These spaces are restricted for their designated purposes 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Unauthorized vehicles parked in restricted spaces are subject to immediate citation and impoundment by boot or tow. Types of restricted spaces include:
1 . spaces for the disabled or handicapped;
2 . disabled van access and adjacent crosshatch areas;
3 . load and unload zones;
4 . service vehicle zones and zones for official CNM vehicles;
5 . fire lanes;
6 . no parking zones;
7 . disabled (handicap access) walkway crosshatch areas;
8 . reserved (bagged) parking meter spaces;
9 . designated special-events areas; and
10 . Parking by Special Permit Only
11. other areas as designated by cones, barricades,
temporary signage, or permanent signage.

Parking or obstructing traffic flow and vehicular movement in aisles, thoroughfares or driveways is prohibited at all times and subject to fines and tow.

B. Parking Regulations

1. Knowledge of Regulations: It is the responsibility of every operator of a motor vehicle, bicycle or other non-pedestrian device on campus to read and fully understand these regulations. A lack of knowledge of these regulations will not serve as grounds for the dismissal of a citation or impoundment, nor will it lead to a favorable decision for the appellant in the appeal process.

2. Signage and Designated Spaces: Vehicles must be parked ONLY where spaces have been designated. Restricted spaces are marked with signs, barricades, cones, etc.; failure to comply with restricted parking regulations will result in citations and/or impoundment by towing or boot installation.

3. Legal Parking Space: A legal parking space is designated by two parallel stall lines in paved areas and bumper blocks in unpaved areas. All vehicles at CNM must be parked in legal parking spaces on campus.

4. Motorcycles, Mopeds, Motor Scooters: These vehicles are prohibited from legal parking spaces for motor vehicles; instead, designated motorcycle parking areas are provided at all CNM Campuses. Motorcycles and similar vehicles must register with the parking services department at CNM. If more than one motorcycle, moped, motor scooter, etc., is parked in a metered space, all vehicles will be cited.

5. Drivers of State Vehicles: Any person operating a CNM-state of New Mexico vehicle is responsible for knowing and abiding by all local, state and federal motor vehicle and traffic regulations and CNM parking regulations. Drivers of state of New Mexico vehicles will be held personally liable for parking citations.

6. Use of Lots for Emergency, Utility or Maintenance Service or Special Needs:

a . CNM reserves the right to close any campus parking area at any time for maintenance or safety reasons or for special needs or events.
b . Emergency or public utility personnel performing official duties may deviate from these regulations, as required, to conduct emergency procedures and/or maintenance services as prescribed by CNM.

7. Special-Events Parking: Campus parking facilities may be used for special events. On such occasions, the Security Department /Parking Services may impose parking and traffic limitations. Persons driving and parking on campus are expected to comply with signs, barricades and cones regulating or restricting parking for special events. Failure to comply may result in citations, boots, towing and/or disciplinary action.

8. Vehicle Repair and Storage at CNM Parking Lots: Using CNM parking facilities for vehicle repair, maintenance or storage is strictly prohibited. Vehicles identified on campus after 72 hours will be cited and impounded by Parking Services.

9 . Impoundment of Vehicles: CNM reserves the right to impound any vehicle WITHOUT NOTICE for the violation of these parking regulations and/or for three cumulative unpaid citations. Motor vehicles will be released only after the affected owner/operator/claimant presents current proof of ownership and the right of possession of the vehicle (title, vehicle registration, valid state driver's license) and pays all outstanding citations and storage, removal and impound fees.

Release of Impounded Vehicles After Hours:

a. Tows: Arrangements must be made with the towing service contractor to have the vehicle released after presenting proper identification.
b. Booted Vehicles (pending): Fees for booted vehicles must be paid at the Cashier's Office at the Student Services Center, Monday through Friday until 5 p.m.

10 . Liability: CNM assumes no responsibility for the care and protection of any vehicle or its contents at any time while the vehicle is on property owned, operated or leased by CNM.

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Parking/Traffic Violations and Sanctions

A. Parking Violations, Fines
To impound vehicles for three cumulative unpaid or non-appealed violations of these regulations, or any violation that creates a potential health or safety risk to other vehicles or pedestrians in CNM parking facilities.

Code Violation and Fine

V1: Illegal Parking in handicap, blocking HD space or Van Access - $250

V2: Attemp removal or removal of parking impoundment boot device - $100

V3: Impoundment of vehicle by boot device - $50

V4: Bypassign, attempted removal/removal control device, gate or barricade - $50

V5: Expired meter - $25

V6: Operating vehicle in excess of 10 mph on CNM property - $25

V7: Fire lane, Fire Hydrant, Safety Hazard - $20

V8: Parking outside legal parking space, double parking, blocking - $20

V9: Parking on landscape area, dirt area, unpaved area - $20

V10: Illegal use of CNM parking permit, counterfeit permit, transfer permit - $20

V11: Parking/Blocking service vehicle spaces/designated area or obstruction - $20

V12: Parking over time in a loading/unloading zone - $20

V13: On campus longer than 3 days, habitation, vehicle repair/storage - $20

V14: Parking in permit reserved area, reserved meter space or reserved area - $20

V15: Blocking thoroughfare, obstructing traffic flow - $20

V16: Parking motorcycle in locations other than designated space - $20

V17: Parking more than one motorcycle in parking space (fine per vehicle) - $20

V18: Not displaying valid/current state license plate or temp placard - $20

V19: Tempering or bypassing operation of parking meters - $20

V20: All other non-moving violations - $20

V21: Yellow Zone, Loading/Unloading Zone, Blocking Sidewalk - $20

V22: Parking without current general permit - $10 

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B. Traffic Violations
All state of New Mexico laws governing the movement of motor vehicles and bicycles are in effect on the campus of CNM. Any observed violation of the New Mexico traffic code will be reported to the Albuquerque Police Department for enforcement.
Vehicles may not be driven against the designated isle direction or traffic flow in CNM parking lots. All vehicles, bicycles, pedestrians and non-pedestrian devices must obey the lawful direction of a CNM security officer or authorized parking enforcement officer.

Maximum Speed Limit: The posted maximum speed limit on the CNM campus is 10 mph.
Reporting Accidents: All accidents occurring on CNM property and involving motor vehicles and bicycles must be reported immediately to the Security Department; the emergency dispatch number is (505) 224-3001.
Pedestrians: Within a crosswalk, pedestrians have the right of way at all times.

C. Sanctions
1 . Administrative and disciplinary sanctions which may be imposed upon CNM students and staff include, but are not limited to:

a . Total withdrawal or temporary suspension of campus parking privileges; and/or
b . oral and written reprimand and other progressive discipline, as indicated.

2. Habitual and Flagrant Violations: Any employee or student who is referred by the Parking Services Review Committee to the dean of students, other instructional dean, department head or department director for administrative or disciplinary sanctions may appeal that recommendation by the following procedures set forth in the CNM Catalog and Student or Employee handbooks.

a. Students: The names of students who habitually disregard the Institute parking and traffic regulations will be sent to the dean of students for disciplinary action. The dean of students has full discretion as to the degree and type of disciplinary action to be used.
b. Institute Employees: The names of employees who habitually or flagrantly disregard the Institute parking and traffic regulations will be sent to the appropriate dean, department head or director for disciplinary action.

3. Members of the General Public: Members of the general public who habitually or flagrantly disregard CNM parking and traffic regulations shall have their vehicles impounded and be responsible for all citation and impound fees.

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Payment of Citation/Impound Fees

All fines associated with violations to this policy must be paid to CNM Parking Services. Payment must be made at the Cashier's Office, CNM Student Services Center, 901 University SE. Business hours are Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Citations must be paid in full or appealed within sixteen (16) Institute business days of issuance. Impound/boot fees and all associated citation fees must be paid in full prior to requesting that a vehicle be released.

Appeals Process and Review

A. Parking Services Review Committee: Authority

Under the authority of the Governing Board of Central New Mexico Community College and in accordance with this Parking and Traffic Policy and Procedures, the Parking Services Review Committee is hereby formed for the express purpose of reviewing student and employee parking issues and hearing citation appeals. The committee's goal is to strive for the fair and equitable adjudication of claims made by appellants.

B. Parking Services Review Committee: Composition
The Parking Services Review Committee is comprised of a minimum of three members. The panel is interdisciplinary and represents a broad spectrum of the College from all major divisions and the student body. Membership shall include A Chair which will be a Parking Services staff member. The Chair has no voting rights and the position is for procedural purposes only.

C. Parking Services Review Committee: Meetings

1. Quorum: A minimum of three members must be present to review appeals and render a decision. The chairperson should attend all meetings; however, the chairperson's presence is not required for the committee to review appeals and render decisions. A ruling from the committee will require a simple majority.
2. Meeting Dates: The Parking Services Review Committee meets every week during semester terms. Meeting places will be determined by the chairperson, per semester.
3. Case Load Management: Cases will be heard on a first-in, first-out basis according to the date and time an appeal is filed (and stamped). Cases will be reviewed in an expedient manner; however, the committee is allowed up to 45 calendar days to render a decision on an appeal.

D. The Appeals Process
The following appeals process is established for the expedient and fair review of appeals filed by students and staff cited for parking and traffic violations at CNM. Tow fees and Boot fees are not open for appeal.

1. A person who receives a parking citation may appeal the citation in writing at the Student Activities Office or online through myCNM. The appeal form is available at the Student Activities Office and online through myCNM. Parking Services must receive and time/date stamp appeals within sixteen (16) calendar days of the issuance of the citation and no later than 5 p.m. on the sixteenth calendar day. Only time/date stamped appeals written on the Parking Services motion for appeal form will be accepted. Appeals not received in this manner will result in forfeiture of the right to appeal, and all fines will be imposed.
2. All appeals must be in writing and are reviewed by the Parking Services Review Committee in accordance with its bimonthly review schedule. Appellants are not allowed at committee reviews. The citation appeal is an administrative review, not a judicial hearing. Results of the committee's review will be sent to the appellant in writing immediately after a decision is rendered.
a. Decision in Favor of Appellant: If the appeal is decided in favor of the appellant, the matter is closed and the fines are cancelled. Multiple citations are reviewed individually and decided on their own merits.
b . Decision Against the Appellant: If the decision of the committee is against the appellant's argument, the fine remains outstanding and must be paid.
3 . Dean of Students Appeal Process

Individuals who disapprove of their parking appeal decision made by the CNM Parking Appeals Committee may request an additional appeal review by the Dean of Students.

Any such request must be written in a letter format addressed to the Dean of Students within sixteen (16) working days after notification of the original appeal decision. The letter must then be hand delivered to the Dean of Students Office.

Contents of the Appeal Request must include the following:

  1. The name of the individual/organization requesting the appeal.
  2. The subject/matter being appealed and the date the appeal hearing took place;
  3. The grounds for the requested appeal. The appeal must be based on one or more of the following grounds:
    • Procedural or prejudicial error was committed. The specific errors alleged must be stated;
    • The facts upon which the decision was based included inaccurate information. The inaccurate information appealed from must be stated;
    • Information not offered during the appeals committee hearing is now available. The reason why the information was not offered during the original appeal committee hearing must be stated;
    • The sanction imposed is excessive or inappropriate. The reason for believing this must be stated.

Decision on Appeal:

  1. Upon review of the appeal, the Dean of Students, or his/her designee, may take any of the following actions:
    • Deny the appeal request.
    • Grant the appeal request.
  1. Except as required to explain the basis of new information, an appeal shall be limited to review the most recent official hearing and supporting documents.
  2. All decisions made by the Dean of Students, or his/her designee will be considered the final decision.

For questions, contact the CNM Parking Services Department at 505-224-4000 ext. 51622.

Special Event Parking

Special event parking and reserved parking requests are available only through Parking Services. Upcoming campus events, special meetings, conferences or seminars will be accommodated. CNM departments hosting visitors or special functions are responsible for transmitting parking information needs to the parking supervisor. Reservations of 20 spaces or fewer require five (5) Institute-business-days' notice. Reservation of more than 20 spaces require a minimum of ten (10) Institute-business-days' notice; however, thirty (30) Institute-business-days notice is preferred and appreciated. All requests must via e-mail .

Alternative Transportation

CNM parking facilities are extremely limited. The Institute encourages all members of the campus community to consider alternative transportation to campus. Some suggestions include:

  • Public Transit (Sun Tran): Sun Tran bus schedules and information about related services are available at the Student Services Center information desk. Sun Tran offers discounted bus passes to currently enrolled college students for $12 a month. Students need to present a current schedule and college ID card. Call Sun Tran at (505) 243-7433 for more information.

Evening Student and Employees

It is recommended that CNM staff and students using campus facilities in the evening park in well-lit areas and avoid walking alone and in isolated areas of the campus. The Security Department provides an escort service in the evenings. Students and staff may request an escort by calling Security Dispatch at (505) 224-3002.

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Skates, Skateboards and Rollerblades

The use of skates, skateboards and rollerblades in buildings, interior campus sidewalk areas, parking lots and loading dock areas is prohibited. Persons using such equipment must limit the use of non-pedestrian devices to public access ways only.

Code Blue Duress Alarm Pods

"Code Blue" duress alarm pods are located in strategic parking locations throughout the campus, in both isolated and high-traffic areas. Their purpose is to provide a vital communication link to security dispatch in the event of an emergency situation that threatens the loss of life or property. The alarm reports directly to dispatch with audible and voice communication.

Motor Assistance Program

The CNM Security Department provides motorist assistance to anyone parking at CNM.
A security officer will provide the following services when requested:

1. Jump-start a vehicle (two attempts)
2. Unlock a car door (power-lock doors may be refused and vehicles with side air bags will not be attempted)
Motorists will be required to sign a service disclaimer before any service will be rendered. The motorist assistance response time is usually between 5 and 20 minutes, depending on staffing and the number of calls for service. Assistance may be requested by calling Security Dispatch at (505) 224-3002.

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