The Santa Monica College board of trustees has directed college officials to contact city and school district officials for responses to proposals made by an advisory committee on how to solve the college's parking problems.
The board on Monday received recommendations made by the 19-member Ad Hoc Parking Committee after months of deliberations on the parking shortage at the college, 1900 Pico Blvd.
Officials estimate the school needs 1,360 more spaces in the daytime and 2,120 at night.
Some of the committee's suggestions, such as closing Pearl Street between 16th and 17th streets for restriping to provide more parking, would require city approval.
Others, such as the construction of a subterranean garage under the college's softball field, might require cooperation from the Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District, which might be able to provide athletic facilities while the garage is under construction.