AGS COUNCIL MINUTES
Tuesday, November 29, 2016

 

AGS COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES
Tuesday, November 29, 2016

 

 

I. Call to Order

Meeting called to order at 5:40 by AGS President Michelle Chan

Quorum established with 22 members and 8 proxies (26 total, 20 needed)

 

II. Approve Agenda (1 minute) 

Motion to approve the agenda by Connor

Seconded by Aaron

No objections, motion passes.

 

III. Approve minutes from previous meeting (1)

Motion to approve the minutes from previous meeting by Connor

Seconded by Daniel

No objections, motion passes

 

IV. Student Center Wellness Building Presentation by Admin Dan Dooros (20)

(See slides emailed out to Council, please talk to Michelle if you have questions)

Break down of projected fee proposal to students ($157 total, divided into 3 quarters). This fee will be lowered if donors are found. Precedent within UC: UC Davis funded a similar building in a similar way. But no doubt, this will be an increase in cost of education at UCI.

 

V. Executive Reports:

a.    Presidents report (3)

        i. Two committees to advise on Student Wellness building and referendum, if you would like to serve please contact Michelle

        ii. We were invited to Inclusiveness Excellence Town Hall meeting, if you are interested please let Michelle know. Tomorrow in Pac Ballroom C

        iii. Student Regent visit on January 10th, if you’d like to meet her

 

b. VP Internal report (2)

        i. Work of Internal to be presented as Resolution 16-40

 

c. VP External report (2)

        i. No major updates, but thank you for attending and hosting SOCC

 

d. VP Finance report (2)

        i. Student Project Funds applications have been low, please contact your constituents to apply

 

e. VP Social report (2)        

i. Thanks for Water Sports

ii.

 

f. VP Admin report (2)         

i. Last meeting of Fall, we meet back on January 17. We’ll be in Newport A for rest of the year! I’ll send directions in the email when we start back up

 

g. Staff reports (4)

i. Aaron (COD) – None

ii. International Chair (Olivia) – International Thanksgiving last Tuesday

iii. Symposium (Rahmadi) – Committee meeting tomorrow if you want to come

iv. Becky (Legislative) – None

v. Mikaela (COS) – Coffee with Council next Tuesday at 9am for breakfast

 

VI.  Resolution 16-40 to request sanctuary campus designation (20)

Recent news and petition surrounding increased uncertainty about election results; growing trend has been to create sanctuary cities or communities. Over 400 undocumented undergrad and grad students on campus. 28 campuses across country have designated as sanctuary including entire Cal State system.

 

Move to amend the resolution as follows:

Re-word 2nd paragraph section to read “… statuses, such as DACA;”

 

Re-word 7th paragraph section to read “with the federal government, including ICE, in such pursuits”

 

Move to amend the amendments to read

Re-word 10th paragraph section to read 

“Whereas, on the notion that solidarity in action grants certain protections to individual universities, the collective adoption of this resolution throughout…

Motion to amend the amendments passes 27.5-0-1

 

Motion to amend the resolution passes 25-0-1.5

 

Move to amend the resolution to write out all acronyms.

No objections, the motion is passed.

 

Motion by Becky and second by Josiah to re-word to read:

“Whereas, on the notion that solidarity in action grants certain protections to individual universities, the collective adoption of this resolution throughout the University of California system is morally advisable and beneficial to all students;”

 

Move to amend the amendment to read “is morally imperative”

Motion passes 25-1-2

 

Motion to cancel previously suggested amendments passes unanimously with no objections.

 

Move by Becky to amend the 10th paragraph to read:

“Whereas, on the notion that solidarity in action grants certain protections to individual universities, the collective adoption of this resolution throughout the University of California system is morally imperative and beneficial to all students;”

Motion passes unanimously

 

Move by Raji to amend the 2nd paragraph to read “residential, visa, racial, religious, and citizenship statuses, including DACA;”

Withdrawn by Raji, no objections

 

Moved by Raji to amend the 1st paragraph to read “irrespective of their race, religion, citizenship, and/or other legal statuses;”

 

2nd to read “…community as a whole have members with different immigration statuses, including Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), and different racial and religious identities;”

 

3rd paragraph to read “statuses and identities;”

Seconded by Connor

Motion to amend passes with no objections

o   Motion to approve resolution by Connor; Nabila seconds; Motion passes (24.5-1-1.5)

 

Motion to extend meeting time by 5 minutes by Will. No objections, motion passes

 

VII. Bill 16-41 to appoint AGS staff: Legislative Director (5)

 

o   Motion to approve resolution by Connor; Aaron seconds; Motion passes (25-0-0)

 

VIII. New business (5)

-       Olivia: Anti-oppression assembly, flyers from Clare and email out to Council

-       Chance: UCOP is suggesting policy revision to policy that governs PDST. Not sure if it has been different for other schools but I think it has been problematic how they’ve gone about it. Michelle stated that this is a priority from the SOCC survey and more updates should happen soon.

 

IX. Zots! and Zots! Raffle (1)

Aaron for Olivia – Van Daniel Van for Thanksgiving

Valerie – 3 to Michelle for SOCC; 2 to Aaron for hosting workshop at last minute, 1 to Van, 1 to Josiah, 1 to Becky for helping, 1 to Kate for volunteering

2 to Valerie for SOCC Conference

Rohit Aaron Mikaela for Aquatics Day and Social

 

X. Adjourn

Move to adjourn the meeting by Connor

Second by Aaron

Meeting adjourned at 7:20 by AGS President Michelle Chan