Southwestern College has several official parking lots on campus and a large ad hoc lot across the street in the middle of the College Estates neighborhood.
Therein lies the rub.
Hundreds of SWC students admit that they park in residential areas and walk to campus to save $20-$40 per semester for a parking permit. Homeowners have said they support the college, but are frustrated with speeding, parking violations, trash, congestion and in some cases mean and disrespectful students.
Resolution seems to be far down the road.
Pilar Anaya has lived on Gotham Street since 1993. An otherwise friendly, soft-spoken woman, she said she hates students parking in front of her house.
“They’re annoying,” she said. “They block my driveway, they …