ASUCI Senate Minutes
Tuesday, February 15, 2011

I. Bureaucratic procedure

A.      Call to Order: 5:06pm

B.      Approval of Minutes: skip the minutes

C.      Approval of Agenda: Jack/Arnel

D.      Attendance: 19 @ 5PM

E.       Guest List: Adrian M. Ortiz

II. Public Comment:  Adrian M. Ortiz

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III. Old Business


IV. New Business

A. Item #84 R46-72 Community Business Relations Director: Motion to pull to the floor Arnel/Arellano

Motion to discuss for 10 minutes Omeid/Rob

            Execs give Council Commissions to be approved and it is up to council to

            Not the job for Council to appoint commissioners to certain exec offices

            Approve it and see where it goes and what the new execs would like to do with it

            It is compulsory for execs to look at the organization charts at the end of the year

            Motion to extend discussion by 5 minutes Vik/Crystal

            Office of the Pres. because... it encompasses all the students rather than one aspect

            Question of where it belongs.

            See how it works at UCI and if it works

            It doesn't have to be an institutional change since there is no funding to it

            Motion to suspend rules and have a non-binding strapole Vikram/Rob

            Motion to discuss for 2 more minutes Vikram/Ip

            Preference of being called a director

            Not ready to be created. Council needs to look at future possibilities of this position.

            Motion to extend the discussion 10 minutes James/Crystal

            Preference of 1 contact person rather than add this position and have 2

            This will be the commissioner that will be an integral part of a lot of business marketing within many branches of ASUCI in working with vendor fair and other parts of ASUCI.

            It isn't taking resources away all it needs is effective communication between the branches.

            As a business it would be annoying to deal with two different people from essentially the same Organization... ASUCI even if they are from different branches that isn't clear to the businesses.

            Motion to discuss for 10 more minutes James/Johnson

            Scope is too much and it should be called a student savings commissioner rather than Community Business Relations. That is not what it is doing.

            If the task is too large then there are other commissioners that can help out.

            Synergy cannot happen without communication between the execs within ASUCI.

            If it is called Student Savings Commissioner then it loses its potential to what its current title has to say.

            Motion to send to all committees James/Crystal 5-10-4

            Motion to call to question Vikram/Rob 11-3-5

            Motion to send to all committees Vikram/Omeid

            B. Item #85 B46-14 Legislative Council Polos

            Motion to pull to the floor Sally/Vikram

            Item has been withdrawn.

            C. Item #86 B46-15 SOAR (Student Outreach and Retention) Referendum

            Motion to pull to the floor Ip/Arnel

            Motion to discuss for 5 minutes Vikram/Arellano

            This is not a motion to force students to pay the fee of $1.99 per quarter but to have the students vote on it during the ASUCI Spring Election 2011.

            It is before the benefit of all students to have access to the being a student the is being retained.

            Motion to make Thursday an official meeting Vikram/Arellano

            Motion to extend discussion by 2 minutes Lisa/Vikram

            Where will this extra fee go if SOAR disappears in years to come.

            Rescinded but will be brought back up on Thursday 17th.

            Motion to suspend the rules to see who wants to bring the discussion on Nicole, the Jboard applicant.

Next Meeting

            Closed session 5-6:30pm

            Official meeting from 630-7pm

V. Standing Committee Reports

A.      Rules: No applicants for Jboard as of yet nor applicants for the vacant

B.      Finance: Talking to the execs and will wait to make their finalized budgets when they are finished with them.

C.      Public Info: Advertising for the town hall. Town hall will be about any various questions that students have. Date: Next Thursday.

D.      Committee on Committees: Working on the town hall with Public Info


VI. Special Committee Reports

A.      Parking and Transportation: Talk with Dan about parking in the ACC communities. Get Around Program.

B.      Housing and Dining: Thursday, Meeting with Dan and

C.      Retention Committee: Working with DREAMS UCI trying to become under the "wings" of SOAR.

D.      Marketing Committee: No report. But needs help.

E.       Student-Faculty Relations Committee: Needs helps with committee preferred non-professor luncheons

F.       Sustainability: Clean Air Claire in progress.


VII. Office Reports

A.      Office of the President: Carlos is bringing the report on Thursday

B.      Office of the Executive Vice president: DREAM ACT is pushing for approval by students. Budget Crisis 6pm Emerald Bay D,E. He needs recommendations for Elections Commissioner and three Deputy Commissioners, Logistics, Publicity, and one more. Thank you for the support from Council for the pass of the USSA legislation last week.

C.      Office of the Administrative Affairs vice president: no reports

D.      Office of the Academic Affairs vice president: no reports

E.       Office of the Student Services vice president: no reports


VIII. Announcements

Zotcappella This Thursday, 17th @7:30 in Emerald Bay ABC.

IX. Adjournments


           Meeting Adjourned: 6:50pm Arellano/Arnel