Over the course of several years, AU students have been forced to deal with the ever-present and increasingly important issue of parking off campus. In addition to steady increases in rates that students must pay for parking on campus, the side streets in the neighborhoods surrounding the University are off limits for the AU Community. Students who park their cars in the neighborhoods surrounding AU are indiscriminately ticketed by AU Public Safety - despite having parked on D.C.-zoned streets. There are several problems with this tactic that we, as student leaders at AU, feel that we must address. However, we will stress two large concerns today.