A.S. Council at a Glance

    Meeting #25

    April 7, 2004

    Items of Immediate Consideration

    Item A

    The A.S. Council reallocated $8,000 from the operations and services income account to Triton Taxi by a vote of 15-1-1. The funds will be used to cover over $9,000 in outstanding bills from Cloud 9 Shuttle, which provides the Triton Taxi service.

    According to Commissioner of Student Services Kelly Vasant, a dramatic increase in the number of students using Triton Taxi caused Cloud 9 to increase the number of shuttles reserved for the service, therefore increasing unexpected costs.

    Thurgood Marshall College Freshman Senator Alan Haimowitz objected to the allocation because Cloud 9 did not inform the A.S. Council of the increase in shuttles.

    According to Vasant, there is no feasible way to estimate how many students will use the service.

    Item C

    The council approved the appointment of Anjanette Urdanivia to Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs Joseph W. Watson’s Strategic Planning Team by consensus.

    Item E

    The council approved the appointment of Lindsey Stevens as the undergraduate representative to the Task Force on Underrepresented Faculty through spring quarter 2005 by consensus.

    Reports

    Revelle College Senior Senator Stefani Martinez

    Martinez reported that female Revelle College students who are graduating in spring or summer 2004 are invited to a traditional afternoon tea at the home of Ellen Revelle on April 24 at 3 p.m. The event is limited to 40 students.

    John Muir College Sophomore Senator Nam Bui

    Bui encouraged councilmembers to attend the Muir Musical’s production of “Company” on April 8 through April 10. Students may purchase tickets at the UCSD Box Office or Middle of Muir for $6.

    Old Business

    Item E

    The council approved a $400 allocation to the Black Student Union to attend the African/Black Coalition Conference from April 30 to May 2.

    Item F

    The council approved an ad hoc task force to compare and evaluate marriage and domestic partnership benefits/policies at UCSD after a vote to pull the item from committee failed.

    The task force is charged to research and evaluate marriage policies and benefits and evaluate the impact that the removal of domestic partnership policies would have.

    Item G

    The council successfully overturned a presidential veto of legislation that requires the vice president internal to appoint a council parliamentarian by a vote of 14-0-2.

    Item H

    The council successfully overturned a presidential veto of legislation that makes it possible to pull an item from committee with only a majority vote. The veto was overturned with a vote of 14-1-1.

    — Compiled by Neil Spears

    Senior Staff Writer

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