Yes, we know it is bad. The SDHSA was attempting to re-negotiate the current labor contract ( the MOU) to improve the situation. Rather than work with the SDHSA, at the end of June, the UC unilaterally canceled the “Discounted” parking passes for House Staff. We believe this to be illegal under the law and have filed an Unfair (Employment) Practice Charge with the California Public Employment Relations Board (PERB) which is in the process of being adjudicated.
The job performed by Interns, Residents and Fellows is hard enough without the added frustration of not being able to park near where their duties lie. The SDHSA is attempting to be creative and appreciate any assistance the members can offer. Suffice it to say, this is a difficult issue. If you would like to get involved, the SDHSA has a Parking Committee. We could use your help. In any case, we will use this section to pass along news and tips as they come to us.
Off-Campus Sites. UCSD disavows any responsibility for parking at off-campus sites (not directly controlled by UCSD) even though they have negotiated residents working at these sites.
The Veterans Administration. UCSD is leaving this problem to the VA. Note that for certain subspecialties like Surgical or Dermatology, we are informed that Residents can submit their names to be put on a list to park at the VA. Send your requests to Sherry Huang / GME. Otherwise they sugggest parking at Athena and taking the bus.
Thornton. The UCSD administration claims that there are a lot of parking lots in that area with B spots “that are not too far of a walk.”
Hillcrest. We are infomred that Residents can park on the top floor of the patient/A lot when Bachman is full. Also there is a small parking lot across from the VA should be reopening February or March of 2017. But in May the “pit” (by the med school) will be closing to build a parking structure to be completed sometime in 2018. It is also suggested that Residents pay $5 to valet park in the parking lot right next to the biomedical library where they can stay until 6pm.