The UC Office of the President recently decided to place a university-wide 1.52 percent tax on the expenses of ASUCD units.
In the past, money from individual campuses was centralized at the UC Office of the President before being redistributed. This new tax, however, will allow campuses to maintain control over their individual revenues while paying the 1.52 percent tax.
When the tax was first being considered, ASUCD knew it would need to bear the burden, but was upset that it would need to assume the tax.
According to Sterling, ASUCD is confident that it will be funded through the first year, but is worried about what will happen once the assessment triples.
DANIELLE HUDDLESTUN can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.