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
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.
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.
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 email@example.com.