ASUCI Senate Minutes
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.
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
Zotcappella This Thursday, 17th @7:30 in Emerald Bay ABC.IX. Adjournments
Meeting Adjourned: 6:50pm Arellano/Arnel