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Friday, May 24, 2024

ASUCD Senate Briefs

ASUCD Senate meetings are scheduled to begin Thursdays at 6:10 p.m. Times listed are according to the clock at the May 23 meeting location, the Memorial Union’s Mee Room. The ASUCD president is not required to attend senate meetings.


Meeting called to order at 6:23 p.m.


Carly Sandstrom, ASUCD president, present

Bradley Bottoms, ASUCD vice president, present

Liam Burke, ASUCD senator, present

Armando Figueroa, ASUCD senator, present

Maxwell Kappes, ASUCD senator, present

Pamela Nonga, ASUCD senator, present

Felicia Ong, ASUCD senator, present

Alyson Sagala, ASUCD senator, present

Amrit Sahota, ASUCD senator, present

Miles Thomas, ASUCD senator, present

Tal Topf, ASUCD senator, present

Reuben Torres, ASUCD senator, present

Ryan Wonders, ASUCD senator, present

Yee Xiong, ASUCD senator, present


Appointments and Confirmations:


Jacquelyn Kong was appointed as a Picnic Day director.


Ex Officio Reports:


Desirae Costello, chair of the Academic Affairs Commissioner reported on the Excellence in Education awards ceremony that was held on Monday, May 20. Attendance was said to have been low, but turnout was as expected. The overall excellent educator of the year was Shawn Davis, a computer science professor.

Consideration of old legislation:

Senate resolution 39, authored by Spencer McManus. which would add missing senate representatives to section 202 of the ASUCD bylaws, passed unanimously.

Senate resolution 40, authored by McManus, would allow for electronic copies of the ASUCD Budget, ASUCD Constitution  and ASUCD Bylaws to be used at Senate meetings. The bill passed unanimously.


Senate Resolution 105, authored by Cano, would establish the Aggie Public Arts Committee as a permanent committee of the ASUCD Senate. The bill passed unanimously.


Public Announcements:

Sandstrom talked about business manager hiring that is underway.


Gender and Sexuality Commission (GASC) chair Chucha Marquez says when the elected officials don’t go the events he takes it very personally.  He said he’s holding senators accountable for not going to commission meetings


Sergio Cano also voiced his concerns about senators not going to commission meetings.


Ong talked about tie-dye tank tops being sold on the quad.


Bottoms said the budget website is new and they are still working out the kinks.


Eric Evans said UC Davis’ budget website is way better than the other UCs.


Sandstrom suggested maybe doing a public forum about what people want to possibly see in the new pub. She talked about Lawntopia next Friday.


Figueroa said he wanted to stress the importance of going to commission meetings.


Marquez talked about the hate crime that happened on campus. He said he already feels unsafe as a queer person on this campus and since the situation was so public it required more attention.


Thomas personally apologized for not attending safe-zone training.

Meeting adjourned at 8:00 for budget hearings.


Open positions within ASUCD can be found at vacancy.ucdavis.edu. LAUREN MASCARENHAS compiles the senate briefs. She can be reached at campus@theaggie.org XXX


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