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Davis, California

Monday, June 17, 2024

Aggie Senate Briefs

ASUCD Senate meetings are scheduled to begin Thursdays at 6:10 p.m. Times listed are according to the clock at the Feb. 24 meeting location, the Memorial Union’s Mee Room.

Meeting called to order at 6:10 p.m.

Jack Zwald, ASUCD president, present, arrived late, left early

Previn Witana, ASUCD vice president, present

Yena Bae, ASUCD senator, present

Miguel Espinoza, ASUCD senator, present

Emmanuel Diaz-Ordaz, ASUCD senator, present

Andre Lee, ASUCD senator, present

Amy Martin, ASUCD senator, pro tempore, present

Mayra Martín, ASUCD senator, present

Tatiana Moana Bush, ASUCD senator, present

Darwin Moosavi, ASUCD senator, present

Matthew Provencher, ASUCD senator, present

Brendan Repicky, ASUCD senator, present

Rebecca Sterling, ASUCD senator, present

Eli Yani, ASUCD senator, present

Closed Session

The senate began with a brief closed session to approve last week’s closed session’s minutes.


Former senators Osahon Ekhator, Alison Tanner, Liz Walz, Selisa Romero, Ozzy Arce and Adam Thongsavat gave their farewell speeches.

Dana Percoco gave the Hottie Hot Award to Thongsavat and Controller Joey Chen.

Witana presented the Michael J. Tucker Award to Walz.

Appointments and Confirmations

Martin was appointed pro tempore.

Consideration of Old Legislation

Resolution 6, authored by Mike Callahan-Dudley, co-authored by Moosavi, Bree Rombi and Eugene Wilson, introduced by Moosavi, to urge UC Davis in the development of local renewable energy under the Yolo Community Choice Aggregation program within the Yolo County Climate Action Plan, passed unanimously.

Consideration of Urgent Legislation

Bill X, authored by Jessica Shpolyansky, coauthored and introduced by Diaz-Ordaz, to provide $3,368.33 from Capital Reserves to fix the Project Compost vehicle, passed unanimously. Shpolyankshy said both of the unit’s electric vehicles are currently non-functional and Project Compost hasn’t been able to pick up compost from the ASUCD Coffee House and other places around campus.

Public Announcements

Edd Montelongo, chair of the Ethnic and Cultural Affairs Commission, announced his commission’s screenings of films promoting cultural awareness. The first film will be shown on Tuesday, 6 p.m. in Chem 179.

Public Discussion

Kase Wheatley asked the senate table to come to the March 2 Day of Action. He also asked if it was possible to send an e-mail to the entire student body, to which Witana said he would speak to Zwald.

Outreach Assembly Speaker Sabrina Dias discussed the possibility of a weekly ASUCD newsletter, which would be sent to all students living in residence halls.

Chen said he was disappointed that Bill X never made it to the Environmental Policy and Planning Commission. Other senators were also disappointed with the way the urgent bill was handled.

Past Meeting Minutes


Meeting adjourned at 10:27 p.m.

HANNAH STRUMWASSER compiles the senate briefs. She can be reached at campus@theaggie.org.


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