AGS COUNCIL MINUTES
Tuesday, January 31, 2017

 

AGS COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES
Tuesday, January 31, 2017

 

 

I. Call to Order

Meeting called to order at 5:38 by AGS President Michelle Chan

Quorum established with 19 members and 8 proxies (23 total, 20 needed)

 

 

II. Approve Agenda (1 minute) 

Motion to approve the agenda by Olivia

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 Aaron

No objections, motion passes

 

 

IV. Executive Reports:

a.    Presidents report (3)

        i. Student Wellness Building work, will be pushed through to ballot in Spring elections

        ii. Sitting on eSports arena Board of Advisors, we’ll be meeting this Friday

 

b. VP Internal report (2)

        i. Phase 2 Residential unit in Verano is being planned, I’ve been in meetings about this

        ii. Lot 5 planning committee – Could be room for groups that need more space. If you know of any groups that could use a larger space, please let Connor know.

 

c. VP External report (2)

        i. Next Tuesday at 11am – joint lobby training with ASUCI

 

d. VP Finance report (2)

        i. Winter round of Travel Grants just finished, funded $25K in grants

        ii. SPICMACAY project funding at $700

        iii. In SFAC, we are reviewing course material fees, please let Will know if you have any thoughts on this.

 

e. VP Social report (2)       

i. Brewery Hop event in Anaheim was fun!

 

f. VP Admin report (2)        

i. AGS Service Awards nominations are open – on AGS website and campus-wide message going out

ii. Bagel Day volunteers needed, please sign up on the Google Doc to help Bianca

 

g. Staff reports (4)

i. Aaron (COD) – Student Health Insurance (SHIAC) – Looking at possibility that deductible might go up to counter rising premiums, contact Aaron if you have strong opinions. Have also met with Dean Leslie about family leave and will be talking about this at WCL. Seems like the current system is flawed in that people need exceptions for special occasions.

ii. International Chair (Olivia) – Holi on March 11th in the morning at the Red Barn

iii. Mikaela (COS) – Meeting to plan WCL, looking for volunteers for that weekend

iv. Rahmadi (Symposium) – Meeting this week, join if you’d like

 

 

V. Resolution 17-01: A Resolution to Encourage Lobbying for State and Municipal Bonding (15 minutes)

 

·       Motion to approve resolution by Connor; Richard seconds; Motion passes (27-1-2.5)

 

 

VI.  Resolution 17-02: A Resolution to Urge the Continued Use of a Preponderance of Evidence Standards (15 minutes)

 

Chance suggests that this should be tabled until next meeting so we have time to properly research the context. Also because the laws cited are incorrect. We need to rely on something stronger than Trump’s suggestions in the media, and he has ideas on which sources could be incorporated into the legislation.

Richard suggests that we have a presentation on student conduct policies currently in place and student representation to better educate Council before any votes.

·       Move to withdraw the resolution and edit before next meeting by Connor; No objections, motion passes.

 

 

VII. UC Women’s Caucus Leadership Conference updates (5)

Encourage all to volunteer, or you can come to the networking socials on Friday or Saturday night

 

 

VIII. Student Wellness, Health, Counseling, and Career Building discussion (15 minutes)

Timeline for referendums:

-       Language by Winter Week 8, and then we will have the chance to approve it to ballot

-    &nb