SENATE AGENDA May 9, 2013
Call to order
Quorum Roll call
Appointments and confirmations
Unit Director Reports
This is my last unit report. Tanzi will take over for director next year. We just finished
interviews for staff like twenty minutes ago, but
looking to provide a stipend for
for some coalition. Most recently 2 weeks ago, we
Berkeley and were able to
. We really rec if you’re interested in
to attend these
at some point. Otherwise, we are working with creative
media to revamp our website. We’re f
ixing it up and it looks really,
really good and
we’re debuting really soon. We worked with Epic and
them table in the quad.
Wednesday in H
utchinson and rec to see us onc
e just to see what were about.
This last week we co put it on with
and had a presentation on
sustainability. Would have been cool if
had come. Fortunately we have a poster
event that’s up in the
center for the next
climate…..Plastic pollution in the ocean. We have
next Wednesday. Check it out. Action
bee….reroutes uneaten food to food kitchens and low income kitchens. We’ve been
really lucky with the funding 2150 with GO green. Very interdisciplinary. Another thing
I mentioned is the compostable program. We buy compostable cups…..and make them
available to any
organization. Plastic forks are really bad,
. We have
them in the o
ffice and you can order them on
your website. If we’re not a zero waste
g then we shouldn’t call ourselves one.
, our red cup
up program is
pretty neat. We will pick up red solo cups and we can divert 2 cents from a cup. If
were to collectively collect red cups, you can take that two cents from that cup
and donate it to any charity. That adds up
quickly, so it’s a cool thing to keep in
nd…..green certified. Last PSA,
the resident garden has lots of sunflower starks, so if
, you can come pick them up. They’re beautiful. Any
Bottoms: when can we get the sunflowers?
Tanzi: check the f
for office hours
Thomas: sustainability next wed.
an you please
provide more info
5 pm. Have rep from student farm…and some
Wonders: can you talk about expanding the red cup program
Tanzi: first year it was under SCE
. It’s got its own logo now and a
good way to get a hold of t
hem. We try to get a drop off system. People don’t really
want to bring them
the week, but the girls will pick them up from you. We’re
hoping to attain a
reliable vehicle to pick up the cups other than their own. Both
looking to be involved
next year and we’re hoping to expand
to more individual
. Only sigma nu has a sustainability chair. Having
for that would be
great. We’ve been doing a lot of
But we’re trying to
get individuals to become more
Wonders: are we getting the forks back?
Tanzi: no they’re
. Once they get food on it, you can’t recycle them anymore
Ong: I want to let you know I’m working with lobby corp
right now and seeing i
f we can
something contract, and I’ll reach out to you and
Evans: please do not steal more silverware
Bottoms: do they get reimbursed?
Bottoms: we’ll talk. We can work on that.
In case you guys didn’t know, creative media is made of three subsets: marketing,
one of the visions is to unify all the units in USUCD. As you
know we have many units
noticed that each unit has been
as a whole
and the other way as well.
: we talked to the streets and surveyed
one on one
about what they
think of when ASUCD
. These were some of the things the people said.
oesn’t know about Unitrans….
So basically what marketing does is we satisfy two nee
team have really good work but they
take on marketing
. And it lags effi
ciency. So we talk to you guys a
what you guys want
and then we streamline it to the programming and graphics. So we will satisfy
needs: help unify
in general, and streamlining the process by distilling the work
at a more efficient
to programming and graphics. So our
vision is to make
to students even when they’re not on campus. We figured
took it to the students and let the students decide.
We gave them many,
many options and half of them went with ASUCD for aggies, by aggies.
On a larger scale,
our vision is to have that logo with every single poster you see in the MU,
dorms…it should be represented everywhere on campus because we sup
We will make it so that everyone comes back right here if
Graphics: aggie 5k.
only had 2 weeks. So we did a tally for about twenty two hours
to turn around the campaign….
brought a book for the chancellor. So she
has a bunch
speakers and we’ve documented these speeches and it’s given. Only 50
copies have been made.
Kimmy: it seems that lots of units are dissociated with the units itself. We realize
there’s so much we can do in general to get feedb
ack from the students. So we’ll
continue doing surveys from before and hoping get students get more involved and in
general reach more students.
We’re also trying to unify all the units within
For example, we want monthly
to inform each other about what each
have to offer. So we
can encourage more unity and relationships
Graphics: we made some copies
of the annual report.
Collected all the data revenue
and highlighted the
of every unit.
The top right, the
re is whole earth festival,
and this hasn’t been put up yet, but we created a final banner to represent ASCUD to
put into the MU.
We’ve been working on that forever. Here’s a
elections…showed a picture. We created some
given out. And a lot
of times units come to us asking us to promote their causes and events and I heard a lot
of details about this but I feel like these are far more approachable compared to a times
new roman word document.
And not only that though, we
also work on website
interfaces and we work closely with the programming side…and this is extremely clean
It makes us stand out.
worked on this for their new website.
just getting word out about our unit in a much more energetic wa
Right now we’re
working on an aggie mobile app
Programming guy: a professor and a group of students run it and whenever something
breaks down, they email us. So to make it easier for everyone, we’ll do
This would be a good way to fi
nd course listings….and we also have a
12 of you out there, there’s an app for you right there. This is how we visualize our
home page….and as well as be able to find them rather quickly to find your current
And most important
ly with Unitrans, it'll tell
you nearest bus stop and which
line to take. Also we’re working on Aggie traditions. Initially it was a book concept, and
we created an app for the alumni center. Idea is that it’s a nice app
nd point. Yeah so this is actually on the app store right now. If you look at
. You can take pictures and stalk the UC
What happens when you complete all the traditions?
I heard you get a medallion.
was hoping a
lot of people voted
his system. We saw a large
increase in people who voted. So this is how it
on a normal computer screen.
JJ: peter and
are pretty modest. Creative media has the greatest graphics and
programming team. And we’re a
our job to make sure other
units look good too. Graphics and programming team get poured with jobs and having
marketing there it really ties it together and organizes it so that everything has a fast
turn out. We’re also trying
to further expand our offerings to
promoting through press releases so it
. Fall quarter, everyone will have the mobile
we’re going to have and we’ll see someth
Figueroa: for the mobile app, will it be available both ios and android
Programming guy: focusing on ios but will have it for android
Figueroa: first presentation in a while where we feel school spirited. I really
thank you for this uplifting presentation
Burke: are you guys working with Unitrans and
their busses into your app?
Programming guy: so if the bus is behind they’ll actually notify you.
Burke: that’s fantastic. I really like the p
resentation. I wonder if creative media did that
for them, and then I saw the agenda and felt real stupid
Nonga: how effective have your online surveys be as far as yielding responses
Kimmy: 400 responses in a week or two. Email blasts,
twitter. If we had
more time, it’s hard to say how much feedback.
JJ: It essentially came from two days and one email blast.
Nonga: what kind of strategies are you using as far as your marketing?
On long term,
….each quarter we’ll do research to
gage and evaluate each event so
we can amend and improve events each year. And then other than that we’re also
doing internal unifying by releasing newsletters. So everyone can see we’re doing
JJ: also tightening communication be
tween unit directors.
Nonga: as far as reaching out to the larger student community?
Online media through talking and evaluations through each unit. More promotions that
reach out to a bigger audience.
Xiong: motion to extend time for 10 minutes
ng: question already have been answered but I was also wondering for aggie
traditions do you have community specific graduations
Bottoms: we’re working with the alumni student
not sure if
cultural days are on that either
Sagala: were there any talk about prioritizing about more
restore and pantry.
we have talked to them and talked to the PR and publicist and
going to si
t down and plan how we can
further report them.
Sagala: how’d you do the one on one survey?
We just went out to the quad and had a form and everything and got a
wide variety and range of students
Sagala: what were the other slogans?
The survey’s still out there. Go take the survey.
The double homicide was great practice for breaking news. Fair warning, I’m predicting
a deficit for next year. If you know we project making money, and every year, we don’t
ally make money. So I’m really working on a realistic budget. We’ve done a lot of
layoffs our salary costs are going to 65 to 35. And we are bringing a position back from 3
years ago. Managing media….otherwise, media board met a few times and a new edit
in chief. Elizabeth. You may know her from the aggie and her column every Thursday.
She’s been the arts editor.
If you have any questions for either of us, thank you.
Bottoms: how’d you determine Thursday as the release day?
: we’re doing a
double drop now. We drop on Thursdays and on Mondays.
Bottoms: people think at the end of the week it’s a bit old so they don’t read the whole
Nonga: how aggressively are you marketing the online site and some people might not
: if you look at the Aggie we advertise it.
Also we have it on twitter and Facebook
and tumblr and so on.
Kristie: our entire store is supplied by donations, and our goal is to establish a constant
donation source. Student housing.
Students can drop off their stuff and someone from
facilities will donate it to us every month. We’ve also established with the MU lost and
found. They supply a lot of stuff for us. We try to have donation drives twice a month,
but in total since
e’ve diverted 642 pounds from the landfill. For sales and
customer traffic. We’ve exceeded sales by 1800 dollars. We’re at 4900 right now. We
30 a day and we’re only opened 3 hours and everything in our store is like a
penny. Now we’re keeping
track of traffic and average 40
50 people a day. Hopefully in
the future we can extend our hours. That’s the biggest issue. We’ve participated in
something festival. We’ve also worked with
and taught them
. We worked with education…..they
got a tour of our store. Health and wellness fair. Another craft thing ad something
we’ve been doing since last year was worked with sustainability class. Students create a
display to emph
asize sustainability more. We also participated in earth day and we
stayed open longer for picnic day. Made $80 which is
good for us. Whole Earth
festival is tomorrow and we’re planning to table there as well. We hope to add three
managers. Hopefully extend hours from 11
d add a
summer store manager position to keep
t consignment a bit more.
want to make something, they can sell it to the store. They keep 80% of the sale.
Also I h
ad an idea to showcase student work and it can function as a mini
contacted creative display and …. And I think that’s it.
Bottoms: can you go over your new storage space?
We moved into 23 lower freeborn. We did have to downsize q
uite a bit. Me and
Melanie moved everything ourselves. Limiting what we take in now but it’s working
well, it’s functioning. It’s a little cluttered but
Sagala: I know I’ve met with the bike barn and I know the
re’s a lot of talk
That’s one of my biggest concern
. I thought we would get the entire old space,
but that may not be a possibility but ideally we like to stay in the MU and we want to
appeal to everyone. The idea of moving out t
o the silo was to appeal to the craft center
but they’ll come with us anyway
Bottoms: we’re still working that out. Thinking
about giving them more space but t
get a lot of
so their storage would be ….
share warehouse space with
al aggie camp. For the most part this unit is doing well
financially. Some line items that are over drafted. 24000 expenses. We’ve saved some
5000 from being spent. Subsidy much higher than projected in budget. Any question
your plan to build out a comprehens
have a count, but not for each individual model. I don’t
see the point for each
of the models because they
re exactly the same. There’s not much difference.
Do you have an
exact replacement time frame for each fridge?
if you’re requesting time…
I have inventory for that.
How do we seem to
replace each unit
but it seems like
we need to work
Cano: so refrige
rator magnets to advertise
. What are
your plans on the bill to
If a new unit director is interested, I can advise him on that.
Thomas: thank you for coming out here.
Eddie: if the money is never spent, is there a need for another senate bill.
practice is yes.
: thank you so much for coming E
Scholarship committee is reviewing applicants now. We’re going to be picking our
to interview and will interview in the next two weeks. May 30
Thomas: URSAC was this Tuesday and we talked about a lot of things. Defer to Kappes
Kappes: remodeling the third floor. Long discussion about how much space creative media
should take up. Someone wants a room. Courts
have a room with elec
Lot of units talking about space
Thomas: you see these two pillars right there, they’ll be in the middle of a giant open
space….for people to hang out……
Evans: great space for social aspects and group aspects where this might be a creat
space. This pillar can’t be moved
Thomas: move lots of units to third floor. Put the equivalent of neon signs on every door
and we can
decorate the third floor now. Super accessible
a: didn’t go to
’re considering looking at divestment…something about
letter of support. Idk if
it this past week. Also there’s going to be a unity ball
and there’s going to be more info on that.
formal kinda maybe? Or not
Bottoms: I forgot two thi
ngs. I said I’m the chair of the student city lays commission.
Working on renter's rights.
Apparently the committee used to exist and they did nothing.
Working on 20/20 initiative and making international students more accessible to
Unitrans advisory committee talked about all the new bus lines and
they’re all approved. We have to get it approved by the city as well.
Wonders: some of the night lines are expanding…#yoloswag
Evans: hiring today. Talking about direction we’re going. M
ore as we have developments but
until that we’re still in the planning phase. I can fully brief you later, girl.
Cano: I was chair over the committee and we did do stuff. And I can
on what we
did if you email me.
Ong: experimental college is going to be tie dying tanks at whole earth and will sell them as
a fundraiser. They’re tabling this week at the quad, feel free to stop by. On the 30
they will have a concert to publicize their delta V
formal is coming up. All the info is here.
Bottoms: please don’t post that because it’s unofficial
the pantry was awarded with an outstanding community service award
Figueroa: so AB
40 AWAREness week.
ore aware of this community and
game night and better life movie screening. And the people or
event may 14
This Friday with a craft at noon. And also it goes until next Friday
. Lots of stuff an
d there’s a
acebook event called reproductive justice event.
s: Davis is recognized as the #1 agricultural school in the world
Bottoms: our office is working on a new aggies traditions. Ride a Unitrans bus. Candy bus
like cash cab. Come talk to
our office if you’re interested.
Davis neighbor night out.
very open and
to know your neighbors and stuff like that
s a meeting tis Saturday from noon to four. I sent an email to the senate. You
don’t have to be there the entire
time, but I’ll appreciate if senators will come to the event.
Speakers. Adam. They will do the lobby training portion and we can talk about the bill
package so kinda get an idea of the different
Status of Legislation Previously Passed
It all passed
Introduction of New Legislation
First one is authored and introduced by Thomas. Incorporate a consent agenda. To IAC. A
consent agenda means you can put noncontroversial bill on the agenda with one motion.
For example if
they can pu
t it in one and pass it together.
campus wide smoking thing. Goes to epic
, kappes. Allocate 3000
ase video cameras to tipsy taxi
Consideration of Old Legislation
CA #34 McManus
SB #90 Cano
SB #92 Kasiwal
SB #93 Cano
uthors comments: it was re
red to BnF after a lengthy discussion last Thursday.
Under the impression to reanalyze the bill after the reduced amount. It was a lot of
discussion that didn’t pertain to the bill but something we expect to ha
ve during budget
hearings. But in the context of this bill I can give you the
of the $1300 and I
have a lot of extra information that I tried to collect in less than 24 hours. I found a cool
something from 2003. These are some discussions that
don’t exactly pertain to the
nature of the bill. With that said, I’m open to any questions
back to BnF for very specific questions. First of all,
and the …. Under those we voted in favor. If you want I can elaborate
further but I want
to keep my comments short.
: same as last week.
Question in Text
Schaeffer: BnF discussion was really complicated. So the reason why I didn’t want to say
it was because it’s
complex. So I’ll try to
. BnF wanted this to pass.
But the question is we don’t hand out money to random students. Rather students
come to us. How do you demonstrate need? The way you do is simple. You say you’re
spending…..black grad came in with very specific nu
mbers. Last year’s budget or in
terms of quotes. And then you bring the numbers to BnF. And you have to show that
you’re bringing in money. Some people on BnF didn’t feel like they have the numbers.
The problem with these numbers is they’re not quotes
or historical. Additionally
no mention of how much income is brought in. BnF want to see those numbers because
in order to show need. The problem is they weren’t informed they needed this info. So
the question is should we punish this generati
on for miscommunication from last
generation to this generation. Budget
to make sure this problem won’t happen
Wonders: would you like to reference SB 89
Schaeffer: reading of SB 89. Senate reserves should not be used….a
was over a larger debate.
Nonga: I thought the reason was for the actuals and
Schaeffer: I think I should point out that and this is extremely disappointing to me. Can
someone please explain it to
3 of the people in affirmation
spoke to me said they
voted the wrong way……there are many commissioners who disagree with me.
Nonga: I really thought that’s why. Do we need to spell out every single thing you need
to look at? Can
you do your job ad think holistically? And if senate d
idn’t’ say it then that
doesn’t mean you shouldn’t take it into consideration
Sagala: questions about telling the quote for the line items. A lot of things they
purchased it yet. There are so many issues. And we had a long discussion with the
lanning committees and they’re going to have…the only reason they came up is
because SB 89 was supposed to give them enough money. Which is why we’re back
here. And I thought the
….was to confirm….I feel an anxiety in presenting
did the budget go from 1900 to 1700 because smaller audience. It’s such
a minute amount that I feel it’s unnecessary….it’s just the general idea that you’re giving
an average of $180….
Burke: so what’s admin giving?
Sagala: the $3800 admin will give, but
this money no
Sagala: students were going forward with the process …. Not under the
impression…..admin stepped in with the 3800, and the 1300 is the last piece of the
Krissy: does anyone want a deferment? Well okay um going off what Alyson said.
difficult to get actual numbers. For
grad we haven’t gotten the invoice from freeborn
hall, but we have estimates from last years. Our budgets are created on actual numbers
we’ve been doing it for almost 25 years. I think it’s safe to
say we do know
what we’re doing and we do budget them off historical amounts. And I do apologize
that these numbers weren’t given to
. One point I do want to make
as you start going into budget hearings is you all work a lot closer with
admin than we
do. Please encourage them to have a greater role in supporting these graduations. And
I do encourage
8 separate line items for these graduations because they only
go to the CCC AND LR and we have to fill out applications. That’s w
hy last year
grad didn’t want to ask for that money. Because why should we have to apply another
grant and we have to apply to get the money
back. I highly recommend creating 8
separate line items that go into the departments…
Bottoms: I just wa
nted to clarify that we haven’t done it separately because we didn’t
want to politicalize it.
We heard recently that it’d be nice if it were under something
else. We’re talking about making it under student affairs. And our proposed budget
under one lump
rather than CCC
Schaeffer: historical …..
now we’re looking at funding all the grad. What used to
happen is that every single event had to write
own for money. One spending bill to
one event. So historical
bill. I just wanted to clarify that
history. As with your specific proposal, I totally understand. It will increase the
politicalized process. Is it
to how many people walk……increase money to
Senate can for
ce them to do so….and puts it in the hand over
Schaeffer: senate can overrule that decision because we give them your money
Krissy: to address your concern about politicizing it even more,
first of all if we
spate the lin
e items then each one would have to debate separately. That
were a grant and we had
appropriate money based on ….
Evans: there’s always a scarcity of funds
Sagala: we’re saying that we don’t want to politicize the process
t if you want
each individual budget, then you’re already trying
each individual one.
There’s not enough money, but I understand. 4000 for 8 separate events is outrageous.
We need to support other things over others.
part of our bu
dget and it’s just
as much part of our budget. MOU is that we would fund cultural
Schaefer: point of clarification it’s under cultural days…
Sagala: these are
during budget hearings.
ssy: damn no one wants my defer
Evans: 3270 left. If a 1300
were to pass, we’d have 1097?? l
eft which is a dangerous
amount to be toying with. I think we need to be careful with what we’re doing with our
given past notes....part of the concern I’m having as we
that it looks like the total costs
of these graduations is really,
really high. I don’t know
where the rest of the money is coming from if
Sagala: the issue is where we’re getting other funding.
cause not everything is
. This is very rough. And this is the list of org they get grants. Income
expenses and that we are filling that gap. But in the
as far as proving
they need 100 for….
Evans: I don’t wa
t to see receipts or whatever I just want to see
the difference. But I
don’t see that. If we’d close the gap or what not
Wonders: I want to clarify with Alyson. I
Sagala: a lot of people contested to that
and wanted it to be more. The need
that was assessed with
reps was 5100 and we were able to procure
3800 and this is just the difference
Wonders: I feel frustrated and
screwed over. I didn’t get what I was looking for. 1900 is
Sagala: I don’t want people bashing BnF about this. Miscommunication. H
much info seems
in my personal
about 2500 excess.
The general impression is that our job is to make sure BnF guards senate reserves. But
to be spent on senate projects. Because we choose to supp
ort this event. I
don’t believe that 1900.
with what happened at
aggie camp. I don’t see
why you want to vote no on that reason alone.
Wonders: I was more referring about the voting one way when they meant another
Schaeffer: I want to rei
terate that. I appreciate the defense but specifically that I think
BnF failed and I apologize
. Even if they did know in advance, which they didn’t.
the way they fund it is really complex. Each separate one has a
his is why ach
one had a
bill. One grad, one bill. I want
to move this debate forward. I don’t think that it has been proven that this money is
needed. It could be needed but hasn’t’. they have to go through complicated process
those numbers and we won’t get them this meeting. If you want to go on a leap
then go for it but if you’re uncomfortable with it then vote no
Evans: is it safe to do bad finance today?
Schaeffer: I think it’s a mistake on their part. Some of my commis
sioners disagree with
So it’s my opinion versus some of my other commissioners.
Evans: it sounds like if we had more time we woul
dn’t be in this messy situation
: I see a lot of new faces.
the cochair for black grad 2013. I want to address
few things. I keep
the grads before had
people individually. I understand that but I thought this would be easier because
everyone knows this is something we all put on. And came in a compromise and put
thing before you. We all believe in this and put effort. We were very forthright
with you all. You don’t even put that kind of consideration and I find that a little
. But even if we did do it
we’ll be asking for the same amount of
money so either way you’d still have 1900 in your reserves. It
it to us in a group or if you negotiate it with us one on one. What
something you want to look at, I could give it to you right now but I want
to us. Tis
rep of what the other grads are going for. Also we
hope this budget is good enough to give the graduations enough money.
We’re all getting 150 each. It’s plain and simple. Money is needed and my grad is
coming up. This isn’t purely selfish because I made some awesome third and second
years and I don’t
want them dong this either. They’re my babies I want to take care for
them. If you want I have them right here.
Watson: so first I’m going to let Alyson speak on a deferment
Sagala: This is all the info I could get in less than 24 hours. I tried my be
st. Thank you
for everyone. This again is very tentative. Half of them are 2013 and
2012. I don’t
grads. The mismatch of information is nice because…it’s very incomplete
because of all the work that goes in throughout the year.
pe this satisfies some of
Lesson learned that I am a very trusting person. That’s why I need
people like Ryan and Evans.
: referencing student color conference is not an okay reference. I only had 2 line
so just pointing out
it’s not a fair comparison to make and
not make it again
These people came and asked for this thing, why can’t you give those people that thing.
Public: those conferences usually have a set cap but for ethnic grad it varies every year
and so we can’t
an exact quote.
We can use past data, cause it’s kind of consistent.
exact quotes are
extremely difficult. Keep in mind if we give you the
things we need with the funding…….
Mariah: that’s a delegation that you’re sending. You don’t really pay for this to th
extent. Stop bringing up Soc. I
s supposed to be factual.
Figueroa: I will divide the house in a bit. I don’t understa
nd and I don’t hear opposition
that makes sense. Not to be malicious, but around 2000 is inefficient to have for the
four weeks. Me and a random blonde person
it’s enough to sustain for four
weeks. Just don’t buy a tent or stickers.
in the past four years, we’ve never dropped under 2000.
Figueroa: okay well we can do it. I understand BnF goes under this in scrutiny. The
scrutiny was already given last year during budget hearings and this year and every year.
The only time we had
all the numbers was when the
conference was literally 5 hours
away, which is why we
all the numbers. Just invest yourself.
Wonders: we want some detailed specifics, and then when that’s asked for is that well
get that it’s too difficult you
need to trust us. And also in the past we don’t
need to do that. In most/all circumstances it’s expected they bring a detail expense
report. I don’t think it’s an excuse that’s
person but financially I do
Figueroa: we can provide the numbers, but its
Topf: just a reason why I’m abstaining is because it comes up always this time of the
Sagala: I think the biggest issue is why quotes aren’t accurate or why
it’s late. It’s an
event that happens at the end of the year that changes throughout the year. We can’t
change that. The events are the way they are and are all inclusive. There’s a lot of
why can’t it have this perfect quote because the bud
get is evolving constantly.
We’re not asking you to pay or all that. When is the need
We realize that over
time and our fundraising didn’t do as well as
. If the sufficient amount is given
during budget hearings, then this wouldn’t b
e an issue. SB89.
Only 4000 which is way,
way not enough.
And it was something I tried to avoid, but it didn’t work out as
Topf: so you know the budget is always changing for these events. I’m just
this is always happening. Ho
w do we know what’s sufficient then.
Sagala: there have been a general movement that’s let’s start auditing all the grants.
But that’s something that
year’s controller never got around doing. We need
to sit down and look at the actual numbers a
we can with cooperation and I think
previous proponents was what is compromise? If I wanna find that compromise, I am
willing to sit down to access the need that should be in the budget so this won’t happen
again. If you look at it ….. then there would
be no room for complaints if
10000 like in 2012.
Evans: we were able to look at reserve balances and allocated reserves from
nonfunctional ….it was such a
…..departmental funding started coming
through….work with CFC….
is is the third time I’ve seen this happen. And it really saddens me that this is
every year. There are a lot more issues we could be addressing.
I don’t relay understand the people who are voting no.
Ong: as I
ek, if we have 5000 then of course I’d be open to this. We
don’t know when tipsy taxi….
: we have 4 weeks left
: we’d be leaving 1900 we have 3300.
: I like people to get on the list and explain their no on this.
Ordaz: I agr
ee with the
speaker. I’ve heard this for years….former senator
They all used them. I don’t know I feel like it’s just a tactic of
derailment. I don’t see this as valid
Wonders: I guess you can put me on this list
Public: so if
the historical amount in the reserves is 2000 then would it help if I say ill
fundraise 100 so you
have to worry about being historically weird or whatever
Ordaz: it’s just so taxing on students…….
Wonders: I think the logic behind voting no o
n this bill is
sound. It’s just a
. I feel uncomfortable voting yes because specific
for this bill has not been provided and cannot be provided. There are plans of
actions that can be taken account for this…and it’s just
and it sounds mean
but it’s just financially unresponsible
Nonga: accurate numbers cannot be given. You
won’t get them. You can get them after
the grad, so basically you accept to fund it or you
accept to fund it. That’s
basically it. Cause you won’t get the numbers. It’s either you fund them or not
Wonders: I don’t think we need a to
lue, but they aren’t even remotely
Put an extra line time, like people signed up late.
Schaeffer: that’s fantastic information. Right now you have 5
10 minutes to look at it
behind the senate table. Those numbers need to compare it to this nu
: BnF didn’t have any of these?!?
each of them an average of 150. Budget hearings….after the
events we’d have exact receipts and we’d be able to access it later….and that’s
something we need to talk to this about with
admin. People don’t think it’s a priority
and should be as important as our units
Figueroa: the most irresponsible thing is that they only used 1000 and we get that
money back. That’s like the
scenario. And these students are so empowered
walking on stage. The downside
…..rather than it just sitting in our budget waiting to
see if we need to spend it. Trust me, it’s not financially responsible. If this money, if we
were given an inaccurate
that doesn’t mean we’re irresponsible.
: please explain your no vote
Only one ….the tents not relevant and also came from
what’s going to solve the great divide. Talking to administration. As far as this stands,
m not sold on it
Steve: Hello everyone, I’m
. So I’ve been here since 7 and four hours. This talk of
money and politics is kinda confusing but I’m sure you all do so I’ll leave it at that. I
want to let you know how big these ethnic graduations ar
. These are students
who are the first in their families who graduate from college. It’s a huge achievement.
And this ethnic and lavender graduation is the time for us to have the people we want
to be there be there for us and recognize all the s
truggles we’ve been through from UC
. I’m fighting for that. To have that during my graduation next year.
Public: my thing is why are we doing now when it is an annual event? Tbh I
appointed this position until this winter and we had a new
advisor. So that takes time
and a minute before we need to figure out. The only thing we need to figure out is
entertainment. I take offense to
you say that we’re financially irresponsible.
On top of that I’m still dealing with this as a stu
dent too. I’m
______ a bunch of stuff. Anyway I have a lot of hats on campus and I’m busting my ass
to make this shit work. I’d really appreciate it if you sympathize with me for a second.
I’m only asking for $150 because we did put. 150 would go to
option a and c which
means there will be money left over. And I’ll be sure to let you know…and I’ll send you
like the $10 back. And also black grad. I did receive an email….went into spam….there
were communication errors, but we still managed to put some
thing together in front of
Thomas: first of all I’d like to thank you for the story you shared
I’d like to say that
this isn’t effective. We won’t win the no votes with emotional appeal. We can pass this
by convincing them that this is better th
an not doing there. We also need to suspend
the bylaws before we pass this bill. Blackgrad gave us quotes, and I was very satisfied. I
would like to propose it to give all this to black grad and have them distribute it to the
Steve: I have
a slight problem with that because we did this budget in solidarity with the
other grads. I want all of this to go, or none of it. I know these people, and I know they
have worked hard. I have full confidence that they have done their work also.
cool so um while I like these discussions, it’s gone to a different direction. It’s not
talk about the history of this bill. It’s been introduced with 5100. And
covered by admin. Last week, no one objects the merits of
the bill. And
wanted to help. And the executives and Alyson winded up
3800…..those budgets are really detailed. As far as the dangerously low thing, we have
8000 we have just floating around that we can inject into our reserves.
have 11000 we can be playing around with.
Schaeffer: I do want to clarify what kabir brought up.
First of all, no one is saying that
anyone is financially unresponsible.
It’s demonstrating need. Its’ a procedural
argument….you either f
ind it persuasive, or you don’t……..these are arguments are old.
What that goes to demonstrate is that we’ve been backed up behind this deadline. I as
a person this bill should pass. The bill should be called
so as I have introd
uced myself before, I’m part of the retention recruitment
committee. We offer grants. I know how to look at a grant or budget. I don’t think it’s
unreasonable to ask for specific quotes and budgets. And it’s within your right in having
been provided those
grants. But I think we’ve demonstrated the need. Look on the last
page…..we hoped to get them from participation fees….there is obviously a need for
$150. I really don’t know how else to convince you. It’s really logically presented now
at this point
and although I
it wasn’t presented earlier. And that’s all I can say.
What else do you need from these numbers? But it
for itself and there clearly
shows a need for the funding. That barely
for freeborn. We’re not asking that
Nonga: so basically
3 arguments against this bill. BnF didn’t get accurate
numbers/accurate enough. Even if they were more specific the numbers are changing
and it wouldn’t be a final amount. There’s a worry that we’re funding too much in these
raduations, and the money will come back. Number three is senate reserves and that
is the only one that I kind of agree. Personally I believe that we do have enough money.
Because if it’s an unforeseen expense then it’s unforeseen. If we were to go und
do we have any way to address
Evans: to address the senate reserves going under red. The way we can cover that is to
overdraft a unit and cover that through capital reserves. That’s like a last stop check
that’s in place for only of the mo
st dire emergencies. That’s
what we should be
using this fund for. These
aggie style changes…..there aren’t options to deal with
that without diving into
Krissy: want to express the urgency of this bill. If this bill isn’t passe
d, I don’t know how
to get this $150. I really think you should pass it
Nonga: I went down the list of everything I heard. Anything else? I want to hear
someone say why they’re voting no.
Ong: I’m really glad these budgets came to us. I don’t understan
d the need for this and
the numbers don’t really match up. I was told I could read it hold on…..
Nonga: just to reiterate once again, any extra money would be returned into senate
reserves. Whether it works out or not, we’ll get our money back. If it
doesn’t then the
concern is that we won’t have enough money in senate reserves
Sagala: ….your wording that really differently than what I heard.
changed….because in fundraise…he believed the assessment of 5100 is
keep referring back and forth. Admin also doesn’t ask us for a
quote. We need to stop quoting
think that last week 5100 is too much but
now it won’t go into the red. You’re lying about the merits of the events. That is the
ideology and it shoul
d be just as much of a priority
: a lot of points…..if you want to convince the table that some of the
that we should be addressing are the ones that SOMEONE brought up. Personally, I
should pass. But as a commissioner, I think it’s like why didn’t it go
through the correct process. …. In order to convince them that the
matter, because the numbers are here. We need to convince them to show them that
even though BnF hav
en’t seen them, they are here today. And that’s exactly what
needs to happen
: last year Jared did bring a bill earlier because people criticize the numbers
because it was too early in the year. This is a lose
lose situation. Year after year
a: as of right now, doesn’t matter what numbers. We’re not concerned where
going. For me it’s what’s left over in senate reserves.
some people think it’s not. And I think that’s what it comes down to. And before I
yield…wait it’s not even my floor
Kabir: not having enough in senate reserves….we have at
that much left over…but
historically it seems like they’ve always been enough
Thomas: is anyone good at math? 45x12
put that money in stipend in the
Nonga: what’s the
we’ve had with 4 weeks
If it’s an unforeseen expense
how do we know what’s enough. You
know what’s a good amount.
Schaeffer: I think that 2000 is more than sufficient. Additionally, if a huge crisis
ns, surgio is correct. We have an over enrollment fund. We have $8000. If there’s
an emergency, then we can use that money.
Evans: I want see that money in senate reserves
want to put it in. it’s for emergencies.
: okay so if e
nough money was allocated in the budget in these grads then it won’t
be happening every year/ so please allocate enough money.
before and please don’t make another mistake. And lastly, cgrad is asking for 100 for
you and last ye
ar we granted 120 for a fucking logo. Can we talk about how ridiculous
Schaeffer: this is an email from Mark
. Read a direct quote. “there is indeed
around 1200 that
is using annually…………”
Katie: I have a question for those who
said no. 1. Can you repeat your role in
What would you use with the 1300 in the next two weeks if you won’t spend it on
: what we
do with that money. That’s the point of the emergency fun.
: I think the thing is unf
oreseen…in an email
Sahota: we don’t actually know. It’s not set in stone. It’s like with the admin. We
shouldn’t rely on other people’s money. For that reason, even at the end of the year if
there’s leftover money. Just because something in the past. My role is to repres
students and my role is to represent each and
of you. I know it’s not
want to work on next
Ordaz: I think
a huge misunderstanding and….
think this arbitrary idea
so scared” and I mean even if we did who cares we’re
it on students.
If it were up to me, I would spend it on the students and senate reserves would
Katie: I respect
speaking as the
advocate and such don’t
let fear of the
dictate your decisions. Sure they aren’t completely
intentions are clear and it’s there. 600 students x all their families would be
Sagala: shows the numbers on the board. I did my research and I took
my time to sit
down with Kathy. I have to hear things myself from the horse’s mouth. I asked her to
open up the budget from the
fund. 573000 and 639000 leaving us with
Unused line items is 19000.
Evans: it’s based on the pe
rcentage of income to subsidy?
15)+ 22000= ~8000 surplus
this aside the argument comes down to we’re trying to hide behind the excuse we need
enough money in the senate reserves. We’re hiding behind excuses.
Cano: we’ve never we
nt to zero and it’ll never go to zero
Evans: I don’t feel anything just yet. This has to load
Mariah: I keep hearing no. we’ve proven we’ve had enough money
. Just please just say
no. We’re disproving your
Eric: looking at th
e last four years, we close around 2000 every single year. So yeah we
do have money we don’t spend every year and it’s just a cushion.
Mariah: this is students we’re spending money on. 25 years of graduation. This isn’t
random this is
s need and ask for and we keep talking
unexpected changes. They function as a unit and have unforeseen funding too.
Wonders: we are already funding $4000 to this cause. This is an additional 1300.
Sagala: this is an outrageous amount to give to 8
is bigger than ethnic grads. The senates voting no….
urge to ask
everyone’s whose voting no to take a leap of faith with me. It’s not a big leap it’s like
jumping off the
. Please find some pragmatism in your heart.
can you divide the house first
Kabir: logic is supposed to prevail but let’s try again. You have 2000 left after this
happens. Right now it’s at 3297. Tomorrow something happens. Mark
explained it. It’s pure logic. If you’re hiding behind this concern then you just don’t
want the money to go there
Schaeffer: I’m sick of playing devil’s advocate. Now being that said. Here’s an argument
we’re running a deficit. Senators may be conc
erned about the future.
Thomas: motion to public
: guess how much they pay. Its $1260. Guess how much this bill is asking for but
for 500 students
Smith: first off all I’m helluh drunk. That’s the only way I can return to this room. This is
third fucking year I’ve been here. And it’s so
. As a
person in a
body. I’m mad about this. Yall don’t get it. Because you haven’t
the experiences that we
. How many of you guys who have voted no
ded an event. Nobody no
body. And you wanna know what. I passed this
bill for 10,000. This year is 1000.
chump change. This means elections next year
we can say you all are white
racist. I would say you all suck my dick but yo
can’t suck my dick
to suck my dick is an honor and a
Xiong: honestly I can say a lot more shit
you all are so
and yall were like we
support this. But when it comes down to it, it still comes down to the merit.
king fail as senators. I’m so mad. I will be
home. So that’s it
Public: I would like for all of you look at me into my beautiful brown eyes that
across the stage 2 years ago. I watched my sister get the community
. I said I’m
to cross that stage. I was like a
fucking…not a lot of money. I crossed
that stage because my sister did it. What am I going to tell them next year? I’m sorry
your student reps won’t give you money for this. It’s only 1000 money. But they
to make this statement…….all those angry brown kids are going to come after you
because you won’t give them the chump change. And
going home. I wasted my
I have to work a real job. Lemme tell you I’m part of the
association and I know all your names. I know what networking means. You guys
won’t be on a good side
Xiong: Tupac hit
up listen to him later. I’m going to fuckin chill
Carla: hello. I’m a recent grad but I actually walked
year and didn’t walk t
also a transfer student and I just want to say how disappointment I am. I
don’t want to make a huge shit show, even though I have a lot of jokes I could be
right now. I really want to know that a lot of your brains work are not th
that our brains work. It’s important to think critically, but a lot of experiences we didn’t
think critically. This celebration
…I had to work, I was the first to
graduate. I had to come in
f you to beg you for money. And
ultimately it’s my
money….it’s sad that my community did not get $150. And I get it you
get it. Hopefully
$2000 will go to
good use like a banner or something. If you
could put the different communities
you didn’t serve on th
e banner that’d be even
better. I’m going to take the rest of my time to think about how fucked up this is.
Linda: I’m really sad that the bill didn’t
passed. But if it did get passed, we’d get
$150. If you think about it each
three participants can raise
$150 and yall can’t raise that shit…..yall don’t support shit.
This is the second time I sat in this room talking about stuff I care about. You might hear
one thing and it goes the other ear but
still going to say it.
Believe me or not I was
super excited to meet every one of you.
I pbb got flyers from you even when I was
pooing. I …… and I feel kind of betrayed. And for those who did vote yes then it shows
that you do care.
just telling you for future references.
Please think about it. If I see
you at an ethnic grad, then imam so no there’s the door.
I think it’s a very specific group of people you had to cry…..
: I only have one thing to say. We will see you all at budget hearings. If you
allocate the r
to these grads, then this won’t happen every year. We’ll be
there to watch
Figueroa: I fucking cried and I know some of you depict me as one of those chill
that don’t cry. But that brought me to tears. Those two fucking votes had no
logic behind them. ……. We don’t want to specifically…….. but two people just tw
fucking people they voted no have said
I’m going to look into talking to
about ethnic grads
and then you don’t even logically back up that no. because
you had so much potential and just know my respect for you has died. I’m fucking
have a cat to fucking feed. This is bullshit. You brought a grown man to
tears. Why can’t you admit you’re a fucking
This is bullshit. I challenge you
otherfucker to talk to me about it. Yall can’t so …..how are you going to get two more
votes than I
Ya’ll have never fucking…with a brown dick….
: I want to commend Alyson for all her hard work.
Watson: no I’m not gonna cry and I’m also not going to yell at you. I just hope that even
though they are yelling and saying a lot of things that make me uncomfortable. I just
listening even though it’s intense and aggressive but try to
listen. No matter how you voted, it’s done. If they see you in budget
, well good
luck. They are telling you how marginalized they feel on campus….divest. all we talked
about is how uncomfortable it made people feel. The students and how
they felt was
valued that it was killed in commission. Yes we are funding $4000 and we’re so thankful
for it. But it’s not enough. $4000 isn’t
going to cut it. I really do want you to think
about sometime in your own life when you want someone t
o listen to you and throw
you a bone. I saw money. I don’t understand.
Okay they brought you actuals…..wasn’t
enough….we brought you it; it wasn’t enough.
It won’t put you in the red…wasn’t
Let it sink in. let it
with a dick. But
listen. So your personal
Olympics. You don’t know you haven’t
exposed to their
about it. It is warranted. And with that.
Figueroa: I want to apologize the language I used; that language not very cool.
penis not fucking cool. But I’m not running for president. Fuck this. This just shows
people change at this table
Sagala: that’s my freshman that’s my intern. Everyone here
justified reasons to be
angry, and we are all friends. And ….they took
things under proportion. We hide
behind excuse senate reserves won’t have enough money. Especially
meet 3 more times, but what it comes down to is that you don’t believe that our money
shouldn’t benefit just a small
. But its’ a large very active amount
that care about what happens. A lot of them aren’t that active, and we
provide for them through Unitrans, bike barn,
supportive of these events. ……
Mariah: oh this i
sn’t my community……I voted for
your platforms were dope.
Despite your color I genuinely thought you cared.
Ordaz: I like to think
pretty objective, but no I’m pretty biased but I think
critically through my bias. I think this is all just a
reflection of hahahhaha fine I won’t say
it. This is kind of stupid. This is really. I
really upset last year that it went down to
1300. And we have 80 people begging for shit. Those are the standards……tedx here
you go homies no problem. Why? Becau
se most of the people on the event are white.
Smith: every fucking year that I’ve been
in senate reserves.
You took a reserve to invest that money in student body. Not to let it dwindle n stent
reserves. …… Imma make this face
at yall. If you don’t find something better to spend
this money on then yall failed. Congrats this money goes back to doing nothing period.
Norman: I’m not going to yell but I’m very mad. If you missed me last
unfortunate. Where do I even
start it’s exhausting. I feel the pain for all. People of color
pass down institutional knowledge; just because you weren’t here physically doesn’t
mean you can’t do your research, you have the recorder’s notes so look at them (ie from
past meetings and b
udget hearings); the pain I feel right now will be manifested into
people who aren’t even in college yet
Eddie Truong: will this money be used? For students? Your job is to do well. It’s
we run as a business more than worrying
schools. They don’t
his. Why do you value profit making
take my time to educate you. If you don’t have your phone number I can
email you. I
educate you and tell you why I’m pissed off.
Norman: I just want to apologize. These are my babies. They’ve worked hard. It’s
. I appreciate everyone’s
fighting this fight. I want to say we’ll figure
this out. We’re a strong
community. We’ll thrive like no other with or
your support. The longer it
the uproar is going to be insane. 2000 Normans and a
. We get it. Figure it out. My struggle is everywhere. We are
everywhere. I’m gone. Who has a
Krissy: so a lot of people ha
ve been talking about why we feel so marginalize. Up until
the 1980s the KKKs exist on campus. Last year at SOC. These aren’t anyone’s fault in
this room but this is why we feel so marginalized. It’s so hard to navigate a system. I
took this from sorr
A UCD retention
survey. For the API community only 93%
returned for the second year. Only 87% of the American
and only 80% black
returned for second year. They dwindled third year. Only 43 native and 26 black. Let
me tell you some more re
cent numbers. The black 2percent………It totals to 61 and
that’s more than half of the population. We don’t have safe spaces but we do create
. We need
to be supportive. What else can we do together and
bring to budget hearings to allow
you all to give the appropriate amount of
of all who thought I lost credibility
o crying, I’m man enough to
Lisa: I want you all to remember me and you’ll see me again budget hearings. I will do
whatever I can so p
eople don’t have to
next year to embarrass and beg money
from you guys. I can’t believe you can’t give just $150. I can’t even believe I voted for
some of you. You’re not doing your job. You’re not representing me. I don’t like to
stand here and ta
lk. Lemme tell you I’m shy. This took a lot. You will see me
don’t know why you’re apologizing. I am not going to stand here and apologize for
anything. I believe that some of you are racist
internalized. My younger
e of her schools is
and I don’t want her to come. Student
doesn’t represent us. You still have a fucking excuse to not give us the money. Its $150.
Most of the income comes from ourselves and registration fees. We paid over $8000
d you can’t give us $150. I bet you a lot of us
go to the
days. I feel like
I’m wasting my time. And I really need my beauty sleep. And it’s hot and I’m sweating
Trang: this is my first time speaking at senate meeting an
d it just reminds me why I
don’t want to be here but now I want to be here.
Just want to say thank you to those
who did vote yes. I just want to recognize all yall help. And I want to validate all the
emotions coming out. This is our way to get through t
: I hope this touches you all. At least one person who identifies
those communities or lavender….
care about the individuals graduating in a few
months. I probably will cheer for you all too because I’m not a deceitful person. And we
walk out with our head high and we’ll find the $1300. Thanks for not funding us
Cano: it’s been years since I see pe
ople cry. I mean two weeks ago at the meeting…
obviously not apparent
going on out there. Obviously
need for my
so many people here in front of you. What’s the need for my
position? It’s important obviously. Commo
n let’s move on. It’s not cool to have people
cry in the public.
I mean I hope you got something out of this.
I really do
Public: I wonder seriously this is like my 6
time fighting this. But do you not have a
heart because honestly have you ever fundr
ever sit in the sun for 8 hours to that your
has money. I did that 3 times, not
just for my own, but for others. Because I knew that the money wasn’t going to come
from anywhere. We needed student gove
rnment to solidify this money for us. The fact
that at this point
a common sense thing that we might as well pass this
thing….to me that you’re not doing that, you’re stupid. You’re just really stupid.
Whether or not people agree with bills th
at means they
the logical decision…..if
you go out there….go out there and see how it feels to sell soda under the sun. I know a
lot of you don’t have the mind to make the vote of your own…you’re being
manipulated. Take the smart route and support your students. I know you have the
power to say something about it.
really sick and tired but I’m here right now and I have
a lot of thoughts. I can’t
say it as eloquently as everyone else. I remember applying for college they want
students who involved. And I am involved. Once you’re here you’re just another
student, but I expected student government to pay attention to us. I
’m here and
involved and pouring my heart out to
here tonight and it’s a real
struggle. The reason why I’m here is because I was angry as a freshman …… and why
hasn’t these graduations been institutionalized. I hope that this year we woul
to struggle and we’re here fighting for funding even though we worked our asses off all
I expect more from our student government.
I have friends from other schools and
they don’t have to deal with this. Am I happy right now? No. I voted f
or a lot of you
guys and I’m disappointed. I yield I’m tired I need to go home.
grad coordinator. I’ve helped out and have been involved in
your side of the fence as well. The whole community that I’ve been
in has taugh
to give back to the community. It’s frustrating that giving back just a
little bit back to the community. That’s just so frustrating. We’re so built up on
volunteering……..that’s it. Well I was here last year too. I had an event
this bill and I went to the BnF meeting and to see all the same shit. And I know it’s a
bill but we have to fight the same fight. None of us want to do this tango.
Nonga: bringing it back to what happened
everyone’s concerns on a fiscal rational level. I
dressed them one by one. One of the
was about senate reserves. If an emergency were to come up the money
would go to students. So basically we prioritize students that don’t even e
prioritized a situation that didn’t
instead of people who need help right now. I
and I don’t speak loud. I try to be objective and try to listen to all the
sides. I’m hesitant to bring up my minority status because I focus on
what I have in
people and the reason that I do that is because I want the number
one priority to be
. That should
the number one priority on the
table. Say they were all gray blobs, we had an opportunity to serve them
and we didn’t.
we could have made this happen and it didn’t. if it had been another event. What if it
aggie camp in front of us? And they were asking us for money they needed.
They needed that money and it wouldn’t put us in the red. Would we
said no I’m
sorry…no we wouldn’t have said that. I don’t know. Next year, I’ll be a fourth year and
in black grad and it puts things into perspective for me. I
myself as someone who wanted to bridge the gap. It’s someth
ing to work on and I yield.
: I just want to gloss over and make sure you know my uncomfortablility.
been here a little over a year now.
’s rep. I was told to
After a month of two into the school yea
r, one of the departments that you
They ran a story called jungle fever. And I didn’t see too much of a response
except from the black community. I didn’t see a senator go to the meeting and it
let me know that I didn’t want to have too m
uch deal with it.
I’m going to be
an orientation leader this summer and if anyone is going to ask what student gov is like
I’m gonna be honest and have to tell them of my experience.
It kinda sucks that I had to
tell them I was denied 150 for my
couldn’t get 1300 between 8 other
communities. It’s weird that
………however I come before you and this isn’t good
enough for this bill to pass. And I’m not attacking the people …I just want to let you
know that your peers think that I’m important enough to
do that…so I do what to
emphasize that. And if we didn’t have any of these
, we wouldn’t be sitting
here for crazy
. We’re still collaborating. Putting this orange paper isn’t the end of
it. We are
busting our ass. I’m also doin
g a fundraiser for black family day. And so
we can also avoid more jungle fever experiences. Someone donated to us. Willingly
gave us food to sell. Someone took it to their hearts and donated food to us. Willing to
take something under their budget to
Krissy: I just want to say 1300
no thing. Armando is on my board but he’ll support
us. As student recruitment retention center will fun
Schaeffer: I needed to apologize is because regardless how this vote turned out.
g meetings for this issue one after 3 am meeting about divestment.
I blame myself
for that because……this is a communication thing and the communities don’t have a true
way to navigate the space. Although I can acknowledge the fact that the communities
e come to a
white table to ask for money….and I thank you for
coming to all four meetings. Thank you.
: a lot of people don’t go to regular commencement. They just go to black grad
Sagala: I cried
at this room. Yall don’t deserve my
anymore. Thank you
for saying that I
appreciate that. We’ll come back during budget hearings. I
have admin support that on
should fund this. No we do and I know for
a fact if we pri
things to think
at the end of the day.
These are student events and are as important as units. We just need to
consider that it’s important. I know it’ll turn into behind closed doors. I’m your friend
we disagree but I know you’re friends.
Schaeffer: if anyone wants to know BnF’s closed session about divestment. I want to
make them as transparent as possible.
Motion to 10 minute break
authors comment: this is the updated
plan for univers
ity affairs. Basically to
keep it short university affairs is an info and advocacy unit. They
info to the
students and talk to
on behalf of the university. Add members to like taps
committee. For ex I served on library committee. We
had one meeting it was great. It’s
an important unit so I encourage you to read this line by line.
Cano: we like long range plans. For most part this is the same thing minus quarter
registration references….the previous plan was written under
so with that it’s a
good long range plan
Schaeffer: correctly copied
. Well done
Lara: I don’t know why….
: the most time we spent conversing was about the chart. She wanted assistant
director on the same line as the ot
her assistants including interns. Then I was told that
assistant director was a paid position and technically need to be in charged by the
unpaid ones. I recommend
the one below and keeping the one on top.
Interns and university
ferent from other
you served on. What
they do is they compile info, type it out, and
it across campus. They aren’t
the traditional “intern” and that’s why they are on the same level as UC liaison and
to strike the
director. I have a question but I’ve never gotten
any info from university affairs. Maybe I live in a cave.
Ong: a lot of work is internal. A lot of info from within UC is dispersed….she appoints
people to the student …. They do
a big push…but
usually within internal university
: a on social media and also the bulletin boards across campus will have
different snip bits of info so
a colorful flyer. Did you know student fees are this
high? And they give a histor
really to encourage info owe should know but
don’t necessarily know. If you don’t like us or follow us on the boards, it’ kinda hard.
: so basically the reason why I updated it so frequently was because the
affairs under the
previous director were
kind of nonexistent. So I decided as
an intern on the same level as the other ones, I wanted to make sure this is accurately
depicted in the legislation
Thomas: under two year goals, if you read them as bullet
points….so the actual
goals are underlined …..
yellow, robins nest blue, salmon pink. Paper is like half sheet of
paper in those colors.
Topf: motion to make those changes
Kapir: lines 138
SB #98 McManus
nts: this should be a quick one. So I don’t know if you all remember but
in fall elections we passed #31 which oaths of office for office of senate vp and
president…..it also corrects table of contents by adding
Cano: fairly straight forward. It nev
er made sense in
then senators can
suspend oath. That problem has been solved by amendment 31 and this something
about bylaws and constitution.
Questions in text
Thomas: motion to senate
hould we do the constitutional amendment first
McManus: court offices is not in the constitution. I don’t think the constitutional
amendment needs to pass first
SB #99 McManus
allows commission to table legislation without counting against their tabling limit if the
author isn’t present. The main arguments
the legislation are based on a few
select cases, rather than the number of cases that would benefit. It would allow
commissions to more effectively … how we feel about something. I really urge you to
think about what the trend is over the years rather t
han the few rare cases.
objected tabling bills. What’s the right of an author? Does this bill
infringe of that right. As an author you have the right to show up to the commission
meeting, and some of my commission
felt that this
bill makes it too lenient on
the authors that they’re not expected to show up to the meetings. But at the end of the
day internal affairs agreed that when we vote or see bills, we
only have one
week if the authors not present and that’s not fai
r. So we voted 5
4 to rec to senate
been numerous bills where internal affairs seemed to be pretty
rushed. Professor Bulfksdjf;als bill. Language that we hashed out and senate was more
than happy to accommodate….by adding another week
is a safe compromise. Or
deferring bills if we have too many on our agenda. This would allow commissions to
work better and focus better and have enough time.
Questions in text.
Sagala: I personally liked the idea of the bill from
personal experience as someone who
authored it. I feel like it’s a huge
to be present. But for instance what
happened this week with BnF with my second job, cause I guess this
, or a life
ruiner, and I definitely think that only bec
ause I wasn’t present, and it wasn’t tabled. To
me it’s a good
when you have people who can’t necessarily be there
right away. I guess you can send a designee. I generally like the idea of the bill
: hi guys. I’m on IAC
I did vote no on this bill. But I do see the valor in this and
frustrating we have to stay up late to make sure bills are valid before sending
them to senate. In past, we stay late and fix it
we’ve done no rec and did a
doc with au
thors. And one of the members of the tables explained why we voted no.
it’s the duty of the author to come. The responsibility for the author to come to
commissions at IAC or any other meeting to explain the bill. This gives a reason for
authors not to
come and it makes meeting more tedious.
Figueroa: increasing the number of table limits instead of making it limitless
McManus: we’ve been talking a lot in IAC to reduce our burden. I see this as a
compromise between the senate’s unlimiting tabling abi
lity. As far as increasing the
tabling ability, I wouldn’t be in favor of that either. Especially if the author is present.
But if the author isn’t present then it really restricts us. I really see it as a compromise.
: finally cleaned the pie
off my face. So I voted no as well on this. First reason is I
feel the existence of this is that it reduces the priority in which IAC should take
presence. Second reason is more
institutional restriction. Say the author comes to
the first meeting and
their bill is tabled, but next week the author isn’t present. We
can’t predict the author’s schedule. I think an author should attend a meeting and it
should be their responsibility that the legislation gets passed. They should make it a
priority to at
tend a committee meeting to get their bill passed.
: the arguments for this bill is this
might make the process a bit longer
but to sum up how is the author informed where to go. The author may have work on
whatever day and need to plan ac
cordingly. This allows the author to miss the first
meeting and plan accordingly and be able to show up to the meeting. And it’ll give us
two meetings to fix the bill if it’s controversial or fixable. We want to show our support
on bills but we want to
have the best product. We don’t want to vote no on bills
because we can’t stay and fix the bill. ….
we get kicked out at 9, but I think
this is a safe compromise to a problem where the author doesn’t know where the bills
: if we have problems with the author not showing up a lot, there is a
mechanism that addresses that. To have those things addressed in an open meeting is
more beneficial and having this ability if the author doesn’t show up the first week to do
so is jus
t better in my opinion
Topf: if an author doesn’t show up twice, it gets withdrawn automatically.
MacManus: it doesn’t change the bylaws
I was afraid we were legislating laziness. The author’s byline should be a
think IAC has always voted
to extend seeing times. Our students and commission
working hard and is legit. This takes away some of the
that comes with the
author byline. But the ….. line with the author doesn’t show up twice…I would have
changed my vote.
so like the person has can’t come to senate on a Thursday. Say your bill has like
four commissions. Say your bill
to just one of the commissions, personally
for me, I ….
Ordaz: just like to retract an earlier statement I
. I think t
hat the one body on
BnF…the multiple beautiful bodies of IAC…
As a collective body, we thank you.
Nonga: couple questions. Can someone speak on roman’s point? About other
alternatives and no
McManus: if the author doesn’t show up for th
week it’s gone. If the author
doesn’t consistently show up then we have other
like time conflicts. They can
also send a designee and someone can come speak on behalf of
bill. ICC is very
lenient and we’ll see this bill in an hour when
you’re free. This adds another layer that
commissions can give good recs to the senate
Thomas: motion into senate
Thomas: I had a pro con thing going on. When I found out the author not showing up
twice thing I changed my mind. Al
seems to be
entirely an IAC issue.
Herskevitz: I just wanted to point out that also we’re not supposed to look at this in
recent events. If controversial things come up, that’s another reason I voted no. I
the process should be as efficien
t as possible.
Thomas: okay it’s not
an IAC issue
. I apologize for saying it’s just an IAC issue
Wooster: there have been points where we tabled before so we have to finish. I don’t
find that as a huge roadblock. I
encourage you to pass
Ong: I think it’s the responsibility to tell the author where it’s going. We should be held
accountable to tell the authors where the bills are going. There are other coauthors
that you can send also. When you figure it out in advance…but th
is is why I’m against
this bill. If you put your name on the bill
it’s personal responsibility.
Wonders: call to question
SR #31 Kappes
SR #32 Hackney
………ensures funding for four years
EAC: we honestly like this resolution. We were a little confused
but talked it out. Mostly
was either awarded or not. A rep was not the most informed but
tried hardest. We were
in support of this.
IAC: saw bill Monday and discussed this.
Deemed it the boo
boo bill 2011 messed up
Questions in text
SR #34 Hackney
you can apply your 3
year and get
IAC: language wasn’t exactly clear and we had to look up the text. Basically if you’re
graduated and not
can still get
for 3 years
EAC: enables people who chose not to go to higher education…for the diff it can make
for the few it’s worth the investments
Outreach Assembly speaker
Elected Officer Reports
New Student Court Cases/Prior Weeks
Approval of past meeting minutes
Public discussion (unscheduled)
The impede will be presented to the senate next
will be explained
also the fact that we went to BnF closed session. Court accepted closed session request. The
deliberation will take place next
. The court has also expressed .dismay at the timing.
like to have enough days to achieve
very hard for us to
Wednesday. I know it’s not
in a lot of ways but that’s how the court systems
We went to
Public discussion: if you leave then you forfeit your right to speak o
reason why we can’t carry on this
. If you don’t want to do your job then you can go home. Do
your jobs I yield.
Thomas: the fact that I’m here right now, shows that I do my job but I don’t feel like we represent the
student body. We did represent the student body.
Going beyond this point with only 8 of us. That’s not
Burke: it’s a copout
n those legislations…..but to say we can vote on those two but
Kappes: they wanna vote on 31 then. I get where you’re coming from and 8 of us and basically an entire
party left. We can’t
I don’t know
Thomas: so the reason why
I’m lingering is because I’m torn. I want to
want to call a roll call
urke: just tough it out. I love
I can do this all day or night.
Cano: I honestly don’t think we should see those re
solutions. I was preoccupied to say
looks bad on a capital level. And we have four abstentions of the bill. We’re not allocating money or
: I’m pissed that four member
s left because they didn
’t get what they wanted. I’m
members want to leave to show solidarity. I’m
that people at this table can be voted
times while the presiding officer does nothing about it. Its
unprofessional and it’s wrong. To adjourn meeting when we have quorum it’s wrong. And
disappointed. I thought that when I
I was joining a body that was
than this. I was fucking
wrong. That’s okay. I’ll yield
and respect got thrown around a lot on my table too.
But my disappointment
from my table right now is you remember you first meeting that I had high hopes that you’d be able to
compromise and after tonight I’m super disappointed.
For the 5 people who vot
es no, I think one was
explained as thoroughly as possibly be. And another one was explained and logically proven wrong and
the other three don’t have accountability. And it’s another issue but
a lack of accountability. We
knew if it came here it woul
d fail. I wanted to know if you wanted to know no I wanted your name next
to it. We
people in Washington but
does this stuff when we’re gonna be the ones
changing the world and we’re doing this
his level. It’s just disheartening. I thoug
bad and this is rivaling it and that scares me.
no one at this
as me and
dos. But no one at this table that gets to you like that. And
really disheartening. And this……..and I
just think you a
ll need to have better accountability. And have something to say and c a reason and
explanation. When I was threatening or contemplating to vote no I demanded the reasons and
disheartening. Honestly I feel like I care more than some of more of
you. Now you represent me. That
really disheartens me. And
no one wants to respond cause no one wants so be
don’t think anyone who voted no was unreasonable
even though I wanted them
to vote yes. It doesn’t matter though. I have nothing to gain in student
my best damn job and then
. Let’s do some legislation then. We can talk about bills and untable
things. Let’s make this thing work. I feel like the need we need public
stops at 2 minutes
when we have more than 2 people. It’s being abused…..
: I half wrote the bill doing just that. But then … it drives me
how we spend pretty much
an hour of these
being yelled at. But it gets in the way o
f doing our job.
is bigger than
any one issue. We are more than this. We are more than a single issue and we are more than a single
vote. A single vote you deserve every one of the votes
Nonga: I agree that
is more than a single issue so a lot
but I wish they
take in account of the positive stuff we have done. I apologize for my
unprofessionalism for crying. As far as members of the public.
Wonders: that’s not what I meant during unprofessionalism
Nonga: I can say we didn’t do our job by failing the bill. You can say 8 votes is enough…we represent all
subjective people. But I still believe in us and I push for better communication between
all of us. I didn’t understand why it was suc
h a divisive issue but I see that now.
Tanzi: hey just want to say this is all sounding very familiar. Similar conversations and I would go on
rants screaming at other people for lack of professionalism. I don’t know if people are really upset about
blic but they come here to yell us. That’s why we’re
be yelled at. I know I wasn’t here for
this conversation today but you need to hear it. My very
senate meeting. You all need to chill take
some deep breathes, stop
at each other, w
e’ve all been there we all kind of understand what
of us are going through and I know I’m getting all hippie like but relay I don’t like seeing this. It
just breaks my heart
just address my concerns to
after the meeting so
move on. There are no
figures on the table. Who would always argue and yell face to face. I understand you were
yelled at but it’s
to make remarks about them when they aren’t present. Should I
this? They would
love to see their representatives talk about their backs. I’m going
direction with this convo but keep this in mind. So I would urge the next person to move on with the
Wooster: I yield
Ong: I don’t really tell people this a lot. I j
ust want respect. I respect that one member of the public that
talked to me after and I hope people respect
past two weeks and my
was lucky enough that this divestment brought a community to accept me…
of the day
mtg day of
city council changed
Still working on reimbursements for earth week
with CCE interviews
Will be helping whole earth
unit! Act with waste sorting at some point this weekend
Went to ur
Held office hours
Friday: meeting with controller to discuss my small budget. $9 increase
Monday: didn’t go to classes busy studying and writing paper. Had my meeting
Tuesday: cancelled bylaw? went to a really long BnF meeting for moral support.
speaker c=today scholarship committee read 83 apps.
And held OH
Posted new chair
and then applied to myself
Met with controller a
nd finalized eec budget
Monday wandered downtown
. Got my nails down.
ad to apply for EAC. It was a sexy ad
Wednesday: meeting. Went until 7:06
Calderazzo: Went to IAC and loved it. Held OH and talked to commissioners about
life. Also we talked
about more programs for next year. More dorm fairs and more resource forums and more collaboration
with freshman, transfer, and international leadership.
Closed the 2013
2014 proposed budget and had it printed by the lovely folk
s at CCCN
Held URSAC meeting to discuss third floor renovations
Met with business manager hiring committee to go over action plan
Budgets will be distributed tonight
Held office hours
ECAC BnF divestment meetings
Make sure to come out to those forums one tomorrow. At 115 in SCC
Met with calperg
Red scholarship for days
Focused on school
Read through scholarship apps
ECAC and OA
Mtg with experimental college
Read scholarship apps
Met with extremely concerned constituents
EAC and OH
BNF OFFICE HOURS
Adjourned at 1:03