UPUA Calls on State College Borough to Vote Against Proposed Property Maintenance Code Amendment

UNIVERSITY PARK, PA. – Feb. 5, 2017​ – The University Park Undergraduate Association (UPUA), on behalf of the University Park undergraduate student body, adamantly calls on the State College Borough Council to vote no to proposed changes to the Property Maintenance Code specifically aimed against the student body.

The proposed changes include a Nuisance Property Ordinance amendment that would limit the occupancy of people within fenced in areas specifically for student housing. No permanent residential properties in the Borough would be affected by this amendment. For months the UPUA along with members of the Interfraternity Council and some realtor associations have fought vigorously to have this amendment excluded from the Property Maintenance Code; however, there is a possibility that the amendment could be revived as the amendment is scheduled to be voted on next week.

The University Park Undergraduate Association (UPUA), invites all students to help fight the proposed changes to the Property Management Code at the upcoming public hearing on Feb. 6 at 7 p.m. in the Municipal Building. We also strongly encourage students to attend the vote which will be held on Feb. 13 at 7 p.m. on the third floor of the Municipal Building. Students with questions or concerns can contact us at upua@psu.edu.

“Student civic engagement is a critical part of ensuring that our community is governed by rules that reflect the needs and desires of all citizens,” said UPUA President, Terry Ford. “After all, students represent over 70% of the State College population and this policy would impact us more than anyone else.”

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The University Park Undergraduate Association works to provide students representation at the highest levels of administration and build programs to the benefit of undergraduates at University Park.

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