ASUCI Senate Minutes
Thursday, November 09, 2017

 

ASUCI Senate Minutes

Date 11/9/17


  • Called to Order by Tin Hong at 5:05pm

  • Attendance

    • Person came in late at

      • Homam 5:19 pm

      • Baggia 5:19 pm

    • Person left early at

      • Felix left at 6:20pm comes back 6:32pm

      • Enriquez 6:34pm

  • Approval of Minutes

    • Motion: Noureldine / Second: Felix

    • Motion to add R53-35 to the agenda

      • Motion: Safady

      • Second: Noureldine

      • Added as item 6d to the agenda

    • Motion to add item #6F to be done in discussion for 5 minutes

      • Motion: Chin

      • Second: Safady

  • Approval of Agenda

    • Motion: Wan / Second: Felix

  • Public Comment

    • Person (Organization/Department): Comment

      • NONE

  • Executive Officer Reports

    • President: Lydia

      • The student center parking structure does not have a lot of student park spots

        • So there are more parking structures being made; there will be one coming soon it will be by bison and it will have a 1,000 more parking spots for students

      • Student fees

        • Trying to create ways to generate income

    • Executive:

      • Bike parking for students

        • Making a lot more biking parking spots around campus

        • We are still fighting to reduce parking prices for students

        • We have tried to talk to parking and it is not within our power to reduce parking prices

    • Questions/comments:

      • Gurneel: We need to look at the bigger picture because building new housing and parking structures means there will be a lot of more students coming in. What about the students,

        • Places on campus are very dark at night

        • Are they going to make a way to improve lighting?

          • Yellow and black light to slow down cars and light up cross walk more

          • It is a very long process but they are putting it into consideration

      • Executive VP

        • Applications are due this Sunday

        • Reach out to your department and tell them to apply for campus wide that would be great

        • Senators are responsible to go to all events and meetings

          • Motion to extend time by 2 minutes(5:24pm)

            • Motion: Lim

            • Second: Felix

  • Special Committee Reports

    • International Committee: NONE

    • Parking Committee: NONE

    • First Generation and Non-Traditional Student Committee: NONE

    • Transfer Student Committee: NONE

  • Old Business

    • R53-43

      • Call to question R53-33

        • Motion: Wan

        • Second: Felix

      • PASSES 17-0-1

    • R53-34

      • Motion to call into question R53-34

        • Motion: Wan

        • Second: Felix

      • PASSES 18-0-0


  • New Business

    • EVP Crash Course by Broussard

      • Advocacy

        • The act or process of supporting a cause or proposal

        • WAYS:

          • Organizing building power at a base(community support)

          • Educating legislators about issues you are facing

            • Take into account other people's issues too think about what the communities want

      • What is organizing

        • Arrange into a structured whole; order

          • Getting students engaged in an issue

      • Is there a good and bad way to organize?

        • Policing ourselves in how we advocate for ourselves and students makes us more divisive and isn't good

      • EVP Issues

        • Basic needs for security

          • Food, housing security and transportation security

          • Access to mental health resources

        • Campus equity and safety

          • Sexual assault awareness

        • Debunking rap culture

        • Improving disability resources on campus

        • Labor and workers rights

      • USSA (United States Students Association)

        • Most inclusive national student-led organization, develops current and future leaders and amplifies student voice at local state and national levels by winning concrete victories on student issues

      • UCSA(University of California Student Association)

        • Official voice of over 240,000 undergraduate, graduate and professional students from all ten UC campuses.

        • Advocate on behalf of current and future students for accessibility, affordability, and quality of UC system

      • UCSA Conferences Coming Up

        • Students of color conference

          • January 26-28

    • Presentation by Hong

      • How is being a senator treating you?

        • Lim: I see something lacking in school and I do something about it. Just getting thrown into it and not really knowing what this job is about.

      • High honor and responsibility

        • People elected you to do this job and they are trusting and depending on you for this.

      • Where do you begin and end as a public servant?

      • Be careful

      • There was a student who was kicked out of senate

        • Made a joke about a muslim in private form on facebook

        • It accidently got out and blew up

        • What you saw in public or in private it will always get back to you and you will always be held accountable

        • Just be aware of your actions in private and public

      • Idea that when politician does something bad they think that that person is terrible

        • Well welcome to the politician family

        • Someone stole the 10 power outlet cord and replaced it with a worse one

        • You can’t think that you can just go back to whatever when Tin isn't watching over you. You have responsibilities.

      • When you accepted this job and became elected to senate you made a promise to others that you would do your job and make a difference.


    • B53-04

      • Questions/Comments:

        • Boparai: For in the future how do you distinguish who gets to use senate funds?

          • Geared towards all uci undergraduates and clubs that are known on campus

          • 5,000 for any senator to help out their school with some things they need

        • Baggia: how do they distinguish?

          • Even though is discretionary money it still has to be passed by the senate

          • They are highly connected to the students

          • Engineering students don't go to any ASUCI students

            • clubs are helpful for them

            • ESC money is to help the entire engineering student organization

            • The president's counsel every engineering organization

              • Talk about what they are doing in their clubs, how many members are coming and what they are hosting that weekend

              • How many people am I directly impacting? this event brought people

              • A lot of clubs and engineering students being active

        • Lim: How many people?

          • Teams of 6 and there were about 10 or 12 teams

          • ESC has involving committee of 20

          • Will be about 100-150 engineers coming out

            • Motion to extend time by 5 minutes 6:25pm

              • Motion: Lim

              • Second: Baggia

      • Motion to switch the first “ESC’s (Engineering Student Council)” and correct it to be “Engineering Student Council (ESC)”.

        • Motion: Melissa

        • Second: Lim

      • Motion to take out the extra space

        • Motion: Melissa

        • Second: Lim

      • Motion to extend time by 5 minutes (6:28pm)

        • Motion: Lim

        • Second: Wan

      • Motion to commit B53-04 to finance

        • Motion: Wan

        • Second: Xiao

    • B53-05

      • Questions/Comments:

        • Celine: What other source are you using for the jackets?

          • We will get the full amount when we purchase it.

          • We will reimburse them after

        • Celine: Cannot do that unless we pass this?

          • Yes

        • Lim: I think that we should postpone to tuesday and then make it new business. We can vote then. You guys will get more time.

        • Hong: Kaur postponing yours to tuesday?

          • yes

        • Melissa: If we commit to finance today we can still have a discussion on tuesday?

          • Yes

        •  
      • Tin: Postponing it to tuesday

      • Motion to postpone B53-05 to tuesday

        • Motion: Lim

        • Second: Xiao

    • 6E: R53-35

      • Motion to call to question by acclimation

        • Motion: Wan

        • Second: Lim

        • PASSES by acclimation

    • R53-30

      • Motion to change “committee/committee-on-committees” to “committee/committee-on-committee.”

        • Motion: Ton

        • Second: Xiao

  • Council Intern Program Report

    • NONE

  • Committee Breakouts (6:50pm)

  • Committees

    • Rules

      • NONE

    • Finance

      • NONE

    • Public Information

      • NONE

    • Advocacy

      • NONE

  • Immediate Business

    • NONE

  • School Breakouts

    • Motion to cancel school breakouts

      • Motion: Wan

      • Second: Felix

  • Final Business

  • Announcements

    • Happy veterans day!

  • Next Meeting: <11/14/17>

  • Motion Adjourn Meeting at <6:57pm>

    • Motion: Felix

    • Second: Wan