I recently received to citations while parking at UTSA, that I feel were unjustified. I have prepared two appeal letters, and would appreciate any noted or comments. Cog, Banzai, and Wrey, if this in in the wrong section I apologize please move it. Re: Citation # 10025358 On July 22, 2010 I received a citation for parking in a spot which was apparently reserved for faculty/staff parking. I was unaware that the spot was reserved because the making box was badly faded and worn. The following photograph is of the spot in which I parked: http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/lordkyleofearth/UTSA%20Parking/IMAG0089.jpg As is evident by this photograph, the painted box does not denote any sort of special parking zone. The “Fac/staff” that is stenciled onto the other spots in the parking area are completely missing, there are no signs to reinforce the faculty zone, nor any signs denoting that faculty parking coexists in the lot along side student parking. The confusion is further increased by the fact that other rows of faculty parking have been repainted recently in a different color (white) and those spots are properly stenciled. This gives the illusion that the old faded yellow spaces are no longer 'special' parking zones. The two vehicles parked next to me also received the same citation, presumably because they also made the same mistake I made (assuming that the zone was open to students). Here is a photograph showing one of the other cited vehicles, in an equally poorly marked parking spot: http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/lordkyleofearth/UTSA%20Parking/IMAG0093.jpg While taking the pictures of the spots, 3 other students parked in the spots and only left after I showed them my citation. They were totally unaware that it was a faculty only zone. In conclusion, I feel that UTSA has not met the required burden of identifying these spaces as faculty/staff only. The confusing mixture of paint colors, missing stencils, and faded/chipped paint reinforce this, as does the volume of students who have made the same mistake. For these reasons I believe that citation number 10025358 should be dismissed. Re: Citation # 10025453 On July 28, 2010 I received a citation for parking in a “Space reserved for volleyball camp”. I feel this citation is unwarranted as the space was not marked as reserved when I parked there at approximately 10:30 A.M. I can prove the space was at the end of the reserved row, but not included, with photographs taken at the time that I parked. (I always photograph my parking spaces in the event that a neighboring vehicle causes damage while I am away). The image at: http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/lordkyleofearth/UTSA%20Parking/IMAG0097.jpg clearly shows no cone at the head of the space, as does this one: http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/lordkyleofearth/UTSA%20Parking/IMAG0096.jpg. The time/date stamp on the image (contained in the exif data) shows the photos taken between 10:29 A.M. And 10:30 A.M. Upon returning to my vehicle I found both a cone at the head of the space, and a citation on my windshield, as shown here: http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/lordkyleofearth/UTSA%20Parking/IMAG0098.jpg. The time stamp for this image shows it to have occurred at 12:31 P.M. The citation was issued at 11:44 A.M. Presumably the cone was placed at the head of the space around this time. I do not feel that a citation is warranted in this case, as the space was clearly NOT part of the reserved volleyball camp section until some time between 11:44 A.M and 12:31 P.M.