ASUCI Senate Minutes
1) Bureaucratic Procedure
a. Call to order: 5:05pm
c. Approval of Minutes: Phan
i. Second: Fatahi, Negar
d. Approval of Agenda: Hong
i. Second: Fatahi, Negar
2) Public Comment
3) Old business:
a. R50-35 Resolution to the Student Center and Event Services Regarding Venue Booking
b. Motion to postpone until after item (a).
c. Phan: This resolution was mainly to address the face of the student center.
d. Tsai: Regardless of who or who may not be. This is the first and third resolution statement. The council did not address it in the meeting yesterday. The later resolution asking to increase transparency.
e. Phan: Stacey had some misinformed information. The Dance groups are still allowed to practice in the parking lots. They just have to go through a safety contract. It was a just from 200 to 650 for the past for years.
f. Sidney: She is downplaying the organizations on campus.
g. Negin: I felt like the whole presentation was saying that it wasn’t her fault. They need to do something about it.
h. Phan: I just want to reiterate that this is the UCI student center. When they made all these changes, they didn’t talk to anyone and this resolution is trying to get their attention.
i. Tsai: I know some of you may be reluctant reading the resolution but I tried to be clear that the resolution is as clear as it should be. The students are all annoyed and upset about the student center. The resolution affects how the students are feelings.
j. Negin: I think the resolution should still be presented.
k. Reza: Speaking on student fees, I think it is important that we need to provide for those things. We as a society have to step up and decide to fund things. We should fund things if it is a benefit for the campus. My concern is that for this body, two of the greatest power: finance and symbolic representation. And I think that it shouldn’t be used sparingly. We shouldn’t be condemning things and expect things to work out. Know that the more it is used, the less seriously it will be taken by our constituents. I think we should tailor more towards the wait times. There are realistic things based on infrastructure.
l. Negin: I’m tired of them putting everything on us.
m. Hong: it would be nice to have the most money but it’s probably not the reality that will happen. I think we have to be partners of solutions of this. We are the ones affected by it and help.
4) Aaron Echols Speech on Information Technology (Closed Session)
i. Phan: He asked to come in for 15 minutes but I guess he couldn’t come.
ii. Phan: I will talk to him and update Saana.
b. ASUCI Constitution Revision Updates (10 min)
i. Motion to extend speaking time for 5 minutes.
Motion to postpone until after item a.
a. Regarding the resolution, I invited council to come with me to the meeting from 1-5. When they heard the accusations, they were accepted. They wanted to hear the actions further. I also invited them to council to put their input.
a) Student Center Presentation:
b) Motion to postpone B50-03 until after B50-04
c) EVP office re-allocation regarding USSA Dues (B50-04)
a. Motion to pull to the floor: Phan. Seconds: Tsai
b. Commit to finance for one week.
d) EVP office re-allocation regarding the student of color conference (B50-03)
a. Motion to pull to the floor: Guevara. Second: Hong
b. Commit to finance committee