Recent Changes for "Friends Urging Campus Kindness Platform" - Davis Wikihttp://daviswiki.org/Friends_Urging_Campus_Kindness_PlatformRecent Changes of the page "Friends Urging Campus Kindness Platform" on Davis Wiki.en-us Friends Urging Campus Kindness Platformhttp://daviswiki.org/Friends_Urging_Campus_Kindness_Platform2008-10-16 02:54:10mperkelComment added. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Friends Urging Campus Kindness Platform<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 284: </td> <td> Line 284: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ------<br> + ''2008-10-16 03:54:10'' [[nbsp]] I just spent the last few hours reading about F.U.C.K. and I love everything it stands for, I would greatly support the revival of this slate!<br> + Any old members still around wanna revive it legally? I'd definitely volunteer to help out! --["Users/mperkel"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Friends Urging Campus Kindness Platformhttp://daviswiki.org/Friends_Urging_Campus_Kindness_Platform2008-09-14 15:48:55JasonAllerlink fix <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Friends Urging Campus Kindness Platform<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 67: </td> <td> Line 67: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Stopping Wasteful Spending:: During the last year at ["ASUCD Senate" Senate], some very odd projects got approved. The foremost of these lapses in senatorial judgment was the purchase of a fire truck for ["Aggie Pack"]. We would not oppose the truck if it was intended to put out fires, but this truck is intended to rain down tube socks on the heads of Aggie fans. Tube socks, for God's sake! Even worse, the truck isn't even working yet! Recently, the ["ASUCD Senate" Senate] passed a bill to allocate $80 to purchase a big sign saying "ASUCD Senator Office Hours" for having office hours on the quad. The problem: they already had such a sign, which was in perfectly usable condition but hasn't been used in years. The bill was passed unanimously with the old sign in the room, so ["RevChad"] and ["Rob Roy"] permanently borrowed without permission the old sign with plans to protest this wasteful spending by using only the old sign should they win senate seats. ["ASUCD"] should focus projects that benefit students, not special interests and absurd redundancy. </td> <td> <span>+</span> Stopping Wasteful Spending:: During the last year at ["ASUCD Senate" Senate], some very odd projects got approved. The foremost of these lapses in senatorial judgment was the purchase of a fire truck for ["Aggie Pack"]. We would not oppose the truck if it was intended to put out fires, but this truck is intended to rain down tube socks on the heads of Aggie fans. Tube socks, for God's sake! Even worse, the truck isn't even working yet! Recently, the ["ASUCD Senate" Senate] passed a bill to allocate $80 to purchase a big sign saying "ASUCD Senator Office Hours" for having office hours on the quad. The problem: they already had such a sign, which was in perfectly usable condition but hasn't been used in years. The bill was passed unanimously with the old sign in the room, so ["<span>Users/</span>RevChad"] and ["Rob Roy"] permanently borrowed without permission the old sign with plans to protest this wasteful spending by using only the old sign should they win senate seats. ["ASUCD"] should focus projects that benefit students, not special interests and absurd redundancy. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 267: </td> <td> Line 267: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> As for speaking with people who are not candidates but are instead ''representing the slate'', I would like to remind you that those people should not be acting as representives but instead as advisors and contributors of ideas to candidates (''and I'm sorry if you weren't impressed with their speaking skills''). See ["PhilipNeustrom" my page] for more of my personal opinion of these candidates. I encourage you to speak with the candidates yourself and see that they are qualified, open, and interesting people that will hopefully bring meaningful change to the association. --["Users/PhilipNeustrom"] </td> <td> <span>+</span> As for speaking with people who are not candidates but are instead ''representing the slate'', I would like to remind you that those people should not be acting as representives but instead as advisors and contributors of ideas to candidates (''and I'm sorry if you weren't impressed with their speaking skills''). See ["<span>Users/</span>PhilipNeustrom" my page] for more of my personal opinion of these candidates. I encourage you to speak with the candidates yourself and see that they are qualified, open, and interesting people that will hopefully bring meaningful change to the association. --["Users/PhilipNeustrom"] </td> </tr> </table> </div> Friends Urging Campus Kindness Platformhttp://daviswiki.org/Friends_Urging_Campus_Kindness_Platform2008-07-17 19:32:07JasonAllerlink fixes <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Friends Urging Campus Kindness Platform<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 22: </td> <td> Line 22: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- <br> - </span> </td> <td> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 32: </td> <td> Line 30: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> ||&lt;bgcolor="#FFDDDD"&gt;Failed. A bill was approved by the ["Internal Affairs Commission"] and went to ["ASUCD Senate" Senate] to record minutes for the Elections Committee during meetings where violation points may be assessed. These minutes will then be released to the public and available for review by the ["ASUCD Court"]. This way, we can understand their reasoning for punishments given to candidates and establish precedent to ensure consistency in the future. However, this bill was changed by the senators, such as ["LEAD" LEAD's] ["ThomasLloyd" Thomas Lloyd], to keep the minutes secret from the public. They will still be available to the court, but this hardly looks like open government. This method was, however, overwhelmingly seen as the more responsible move to make, and key arguments to keep the minutes private were, in fact, made by F.U.C.K.'s very own ["Users/RobRoy" Rob Roy] - Seen [http://www.californiaaggie.com/media/storage/paper981/news/2005/05/23/FrontPage/Senate.Mandates.Use.Of.Recorder.For.Elections.Committee.Deliberations-1320658.shtml?norewrite200607310419&amp;sourcedomain=www.californiaaggie.com here].|| </td> <td> <span>+</span> ||&lt;bgcolor="#FFDDDD"&gt;Failed. A bill was approved by the ["Internal Affairs Commission"] and went to ["ASUCD Senate" Senate] to record minutes for the Elections Committee during meetings where violation points may be assessed. These minutes will then be released to the public and available for review by the ["ASUCD Court"]. This way, we can understand their reasoning for punishments given to candidates and establish precedent to ensure consistency in the future. However, this bill was changed by the senators, such as ["LEAD" LEAD's] ["<span>Users/</span>ThomasLloyd" Thomas Lloyd], to keep the minutes secret from the public. They will still be available to the court, but this hardly looks like open government. This method was, however, overwhelmingly seen as the more responsible move to make, and key arguments to keep the minutes private were, in fact, made by F.U.C.K.'s very own ["Users/RobRoy" Rob Roy] - Seen [http://www.californiaaggie.com/media/storage/paper981/news/2005/05/23/FrontPage/Senate.Mandates.Use.Of.Recorder.For.Elections.Committee.Deliberations-1320658.shtml?norewrite200607310419&amp;sourcedomain=www.californiaaggie.com here].|| </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 62: </td> <td> Line 60: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- </span> </td> <td> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 123: </td> <td> Line 120: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> ||Current Status:||&lt;bgcolor="#DDFFDD"&gt;Achieved. ["BrentLaabs"] and other slate members have written a bill to restore the power of ["ASUCD Court"] in elections. This passed Senate with a high level of support. Due to what some consider a slow response in the ["Fall 2005 ASUCD Election/Unqualified Candidates Scandal" Unqualified Candidates Scandal], some question the wisdom of this now, but our slate stands by the Court. They had a total of five cases filed during our term, exceeding the sum of the previous two years (zero).|| </td> <td> <span>+</span> ||Current Status:||&lt;bgcolor="#DDFFDD"&gt;Achieved. ["<span>Users/</span>BrentLaabs"] and other slate members have written a bill to restore the power of ["ASUCD Court"] in elections. This passed Senate with a high level of support. Due to what some consider a slow response in the ["Fall 2005 ASUCD Election/Unqualified Candidates Scandal" Unqualified Candidates Scandal], some question the wisdom of this now, but our slate stands by the Court. They had a total of five cases filed during our term, exceeding the sum of the previous two years (zero).|| </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 131: </td> <td> Line 128: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> ||Current Status:||&lt;bgcolor="#DDFFDD"&gt;Achieved. The bill for Countback Amendment, written by ["PhilipNeustrom"] and ["Jonathon Leathers"]. It passed the ["Internal Affairs Commission"] easily, and it passed the ["ASUCD Senate" Senate] on 4/7 with a vote of 11-1-0 (["Ari Kalfayan" Kalfayan] opposed). The ["Countback Amendment"] passed during the ["Fall 2005 ASUCD Election"] with a high level of support.|| </td> <td> <span>+</span> ||Current Status:||&lt;bgcolor="#DDFFDD"&gt;Achieved. The bill for Countback Amendment, written by ["<span>Users/</span>PhilipNeustrom"] and ["Jonathon Leathers"]. It passed the ["Internal Affairs Commission"] easily, and it passed the ["ASUCD Senate" Senate] on 4/7 with a vote of 11-1-0 (["Ari Kalfayan" Kalfayan] opposed). The ["Countback Amendment"] passed during the ["Fall 2005 ASUCD Election"] with a high level of support.|| </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 135: </td> <td> Line 132: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> ||Current Status:||&lt;bgcolor="#DDFFDD"&gt;Achieved. A bill to this effect, written by Campaign Manager ["AnthonyParisi"] and the rest of the slate, was passed by the ["Internal Affairs Commission"] on 4/11. It was reworded in ["ASUCD Senate" Senate] on 4/14, and passed unanimously.[[BR]][[BR]] On an interesting note, a motion to send the bill back to IAC drew several abstentions -- enough to fail the motion. VP/Parlimentarian ["Darnell Holloway"] has been in Senate long enough to occasionally forget this rule change, causing quite a few points of order.|| </td> <td> <span>+</span> ||Current Status:||&lt;bgcolor="#DDFFDD"&gt;Achieved. A bill to this effect, written by Campaign Manager ["<span>Users/</span>AnthonyParisi"] and the rest of the slate, was passed by the ["Internal Affairs Commission"] on 4/11. It was reworded in ["ASUCD Senate" Senate] on 4/14, and passed unanimously.[[BR]][[BR]] On an interesting note, a motion to send the bill back to IAC drew several abstentions -- enough to fail the motion. VP/Parlimentarian ["Darnell Holloway"] has been in Senate long enough to occasionally forget this rule change, causing quite a few points of order.|| </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 139: </td> <td> Line 136: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> ||&lt;bgcolor="#FFDDDD"&gt;Failed. ''There has been much talk amongst the slate on this issue and we have decided that due to low voter turnout this would not be a feasible plan. If voter turnout was drastically increased then it may be suggested to have 15 senators. But we will talk about that when that is the case. As of now we realize that if there were 9 slots open every election then it would be too easy to get on the senate. But we do recognize that ["Choice Voting"] represents most students when the senate is large enough and voter turnout is high enough.'' - ["RobRoy"] || </td> <td> <span>+</span> ||&lt;bgcolor="#FFDDDD"&gt;Failed. ''There has been much talk amongst the slate on this issue and we have decided that due to low voter turnout this would not be a feasible plan. If voter turnout was drastically increased then it may be suggested to have 15 senators. But we will talk about that when that is the case. As of now we realize that if there were 9 slots open every election then it would be too easy to get on the senate. But we do recognize that ["Choice Voting"] represents most students when the senate is large enough and voter turnout is high enough.'' - ["<span>Users/</span>RobRoy"] || </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 161: </td> <td> Line 158: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> * ''[http://www.californiaaggie.com/media/storage/paper981/news/2004/10/12/FrontPage/Campus.Cuts-1318323.shtml?sourcedomain=www.californiaaggie.com&amp;MIIHost=media.collegepublisher.com This is why there are no seat covers]. Perhaps ["Tandem Properties"] would pay for seat covers if they all said "TANDEM - WE'VE GOT YOUR ASS COVERD" on them.'' - ["ArlenAbraham" arlen] </td> <td> <span>+</span> * ''[http://www.californiaaggie.com/media/storage/paper981/news/2004/10/12/FrontPage/Campus.Cuts-1318323.shtml?sourcedomain=www.californiaaggie.com&amp;MIIHost=media.collegepublisher.com This is why there are no seat covers]. Perhaps ["Tandem Properties"] would pay for seat covers if they all said "TANDEM - WE'VE GOT YOUR ASS COVERD" on them.'' - ["<span>Users/</span>ArlenAbraham" arlen] </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 165: </td> <td> Line 162: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> ''This will never happen. Geckomail is slow because it's a piece of shit program. If you want it to be faster, it needs to be rewritten. Also, I would think that email servers (ie bronze.ucdavis.edu), would be different machines than the ones that host the web program. In order to make the email servers noticibly faster, ["ASUCD"] would have to spend redicilous amounts of money. That's not their job, they don't have a budget for buying servers. ["IET"] is much bigger than you and the ammount of beaurocracy there is incredible. If you want your email to be faster and more reliable, forward it somewhere else. I'm sure IET has longrange plans to improve/replace geckomail, they're very smart. Spending money on servers would be reactionary and stupid.'' - ["ArlenAbraham" arlen] </td> <td> <span>+</span> ''This will never happen. Geckomail is slow because it's a piece of shit program. If you want it to be faster, it needs to be rewritten. Also, I would think that email servers (ie bronze.ucdavis.edu), would be different machines than the ones that host the web program. In order to make the email servers noticibly faster, ["ASUCD"] would have to spend redicilous amounts of money. That's not their job, they don't have a budget for buying servers. ["IET"] is much bigger than you and the ammount of beaurocracy there is incredible. If you want your email to be faster and more reliable, forward it somewhere else. I'm sure IET has longrange plans to improve/replace geckomail, they're very smart. Spending money on servers would be reactionary and stupid.'' - ["<span>Users/</span>ArlenAbraham" arlen] </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 179: </td> <td> Line 176: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> ''It was my understanding that the building was going to be [http://www.californiaaggie.com/media/storage/paper981/news/2005/02/23/Arts/Senate.Candidates.Address.Campus.Entertainment-1319674.shtml?norewrite200607310439&amp;sourcedomain=www.californiaaggie.com destroyed] and that they were going to build somehting else. I don't think that this issue is the fault of ["Student Focus"], (conviencing the university to not tear down a bulding and build something useful would be difficult at best) and that the above paragraph is a misguided ["Shadiness Factor" cheapshot]. Then again, ["Kalen Gallagher" Kalen] could have lied about the campus' plans.'' - ["ArlenAbraham" arlen]<br> <span>-</span> Last I heard the building was going to be used for the ["Technocultural Studies"] program. --["PhilipNeustrom"] </td> <td> <span>+</span> ''It was my understanding that the building was going to be [http://www.californiaaggie.com/media/storage/paper981/news/2005/02/23/Arts/Senate.Candidates.Address.Campus.Entertainment-1319674.shtml?norewrite200607310439&amp;sourcedomain=www.californiaaggie.com destroyed] and that they were going to build somehting else. I don't think that this issue is the fault of ["Student Focus"], (conviencing the university to not tear down a bulding and build something useful would be difficult at best) and that the above paragraph is a misguided ["Shadiness Factor" cheapshot]. Then again, ["Kalen Gallagher" Kalen] could have lied about the campus' plans.'' - ["<span>Users/</span>ArlenAbraham" arlen]<br> <span>+</span> Last I heard the building was going to be used for the ["Technocultural Studies"] program. --["<span>Users/</span>PhilipNeustrom"] </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 199: </td> <td> Line 196: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> ||Current Status:||&lt;bgcolor="#DDFFDD"&gt;Achived. See '''[http://daviswiki.org/cool_files/books/ daviswiki.org/cool_files/books]''' (''we hope the functionality will eventually be on the ["ASUCD Website"], but it was necessary to release the information as quickly as possible''). ["ASUCD"] Senator ["Kristen Birdsall"] worked for awhile investigating various ways of getting all the ISBN numbers and getting them online. Finally, she worked with the ["UC Davis Bookstore"] to obtain their master list of textbooks. [[BR]][[BR]] Additionally, Friends Urging Campus Kindness slate member ["RobertBaron"] is working with a ["CalPIRG"] committee to lobby for lower textbook prices. He also became chair of the new ["ASUCD Textbook Affordability Committee"]. More information in [http://www.californiaaggie.com/media/storage/paper981/news/2005/04/08/FrontPage/Professors.Join.Students.In.Fight.Against.Publishing.Companies-1320080.shtml?norewrite200607310456&amp;sourcedomain=www.californiaaggie.com this article] by the ["California Aggie"].|| </td> <td> <span>+</span> ||Current Status:||&lt;bgcolor="#DDFFDD"&gt;Achived. See '''[http://daviswiki.org/cool_files/books/ daviswiki.org/cool_files/books]''' (''we hope the functionality will eventually be on the ["ASUCD Website"], but it was necessary to release the information as quickly as possible''). ["ASUCD"] Senator ["Kristen Birdsall"] worked for awhile investigating various ways of getting all the ISBN numbers and getting them online. Finally, she worked with the ["UC Davis Bookstore"] to obtain their master list of textbooks. [[BR]][[BR]] Additionally, Friends Urging Campus Kindness slate member ["<span>Users/</span>RobertBaron"] is working with a ["CalPIRG"] committee to lobby for lower textbook prices. He also became chair of the new ["ASUCD Textbook Affordability Committee"]. More information in [http://www.californiaaggie.com/media/storage/paper981/news/2005/04/08/FrontPage/Professors.Join.Students.In.Fight.Against.Publishing.Companies-1320080.shtml?norewrite200607310456&amp;sourcedomain=www.californiaaggie.com this article] by the ["California Aggie"].|| </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 227: </td> <td> Line 224: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Please add any comments/questions below. [[Comments]]<br> <span>-</span> <span>------</span> </td> <td> <span>+</span> Please add any comments/questions below.<span><br> + <br> +</span> [[Comments]]<br> <span>+</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Friends Urging Campus Kindness Platformhttp://daviswiki.org/Friends_Urging_Campus_Kindness_Platform2008-07-12 12:37:27JasonAllerlink fixes, probably missed some <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Friends Urging Campus Kindness Platform<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 9: </td> <td> Line 9: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> ["BrentLaabs" Brent Laabs] comments on Rob's statement, "However Rob Roy wants to phrase it, he and Kristen Birdsall did campaign on accomplishing these goals. I don't think any of us in the slate thought we could accomplish all of them, even at the outset of the campaign. But if we did have a common basis that brought us together as a slate, it would be the platform. Indeed I did write the platform, but only after consulting and combining the ideas of the original 17-member slate. And when Rob ran, he promised he would support everything from the "The Countback Amendment" to "No Embezzlement". Rob and Kristen have now abandoned these promises, rather than holding themselves accountable for their promises. </td> <td> <span>+</span> ["<span>Users/</span>BrentLaabs" Brent Laabs] comments on Rob's statement, "However Rob Roy wants to phrase it, he and Kristen Birdsall did campaign on accomplishing these goals. I don't think any of us in the slate thought we could accomplish all of them, even at the outset of the campaign. But if we did have a common basis that brought us together as a slate, it would be the platform. Indeed I did write the platform, but only after consulting and combining the ideas of the original 17-member slate. And when Rob ran, he promised he would support everything from the "The Countback Amendment" to "No Embezzlement". Rob and Kristen have now abandoned these promises, rather than holding themselves accountable for their promises. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 32: </td> <td> Line 32: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> ||&lt;bgcolor="#FFDDDD"&gt;Failed. A bill was approved by the ["Internal Affairs Commission"] and went to ["ASUCD Senate" Senate] to record minutes for the Elections Committee during meetings where violation points may be assessed. These minutes will then be released to the public and available for review by the ["ASUCD Court"]. This way, we can understand their reasoning for punishments given to candidates and establish precedent to ensure consistency in the future. However, this bill was changed by the senators, such as ["LEAD" LEAD's] ["ThomasLloyd" Thomas Lloyd], to keep the minutes secret from the public. They will still be available to the court, but this hardly looks like open government. This method was, however, overwhelmingly seen as the more responsible move to make, and key arguments to keep the minutes private were, in fact, made by F.U.C.K.'s very own ["RobRoy" Rob Roy] - Seen [http://www.californiaaggie.com/media/storage/paper981/news/2005/05/23/FrontPage/Senate.Mandates.Use.Of.Recorder.For.Elections.Committee.Deliberations-1320658.shtml?norewrite200607310419&amp;sourcedomain=www.californiaaggie.com here].|| </td> <td> <span>+</span> ||&lt;bgcolor="#FFDDDD"&gt;Failed. A bill was approved by the ["Internal Affairs Commission"] and went to ["ASUCD Senate" Senate] to record minutes for the Elections Committee during meetings where violation points may be assessed. These minutes will then be released to the public and available for review by the ["ASUCD Court"]. This way, we can understand their reasoning for punishments given to candidates and establish precedent to ensure consistency in the future. However, this bill was changed by the senators, such as ["LEAD" LEAD's] ["ThomasLloyd" Thomas Lloyd], to keep the minutes secret from the public. They will still be available to the court, but this hardly looks like open government. This method was, however, overwhelmingly seen as the more responsible move to make, and key arguments to keep the minutes private were, in fact, made by F.U.C.K.'s very own ["<span>Users/</span>RobRoy" Rob Roy] - Seen [http://www.californiaaggie.com/media/storage/paper981/news/2005/05/23/FrontPage/Senate.Mandates.Use.Of.Recorder.For.Elections.Committee.Deliberations-1320658.shtml?norewrite200607310419&amp;sourcedomain=www.californiaaggie.com here].|| </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 74: </td> <td> Line 74: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> ''There has certainly been progress in other areas [than the vinyl sign]. I agree the sign purchase is stupid, though -- especially since it's the freaking external affairs commission (and not the external affairs office..a minor point but it's important because one's duty is to see legislation and the other is supposed to actually be out there, you know, doing stuff'' --["PhilipNeustrom"] </td> <td> <span>+</span> ''There has certainly been progress in other areas [than the vinyl sign]. I agree the sign purchase is stupid, though -- especially since it's the freaking external affairs commission (and not the external affairs office..a minor point but it's important because one's duty is to see legislation and the other is supposed to actually be out there, you know, doing stuff'' --["<span>Users/</span>PhilipNeustrom"] </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 221: </td> <td> Line 221: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> * ''At first, i thought this was just as redicilous as terraforming. They've drained Putah in the past, only to have it become green once again. Solution: Make feeding the ["ducks"] in the ["Arboretum"] punishable by a $150 fine, and enforce it. Feeding the ducks ruins everything and people who do it should be fed to the ducks, but we can settle for fines.'' - ["ArlenAbraham" arlen]<br> <span>-</span> * ''I think the solution is not victimizing the ducks, but installing floating aeration pumps. These can be seen in ponds shooting jets of water into the air. People think they're decorative, but in fact they're there to get oxygen into the water, thus sterilizing unwanted microbes and keeping the pond clear.'' --["SteveDavison"] </td> <td> <span>+</span> * ''At first, i thought this was just as redicilous as terraforming. They've drained Putah in the past, only to have it become green once again. Solution: Make feeding the ["ducks"] in the ["Arboretum"] punishable by a $150 fine, and enforce it. Feeding the ducks ruins everything and people who do it should be fed to the ducks, but we can settle for fines.'' - ["<span>Users/</span>ArlenAbraham" arlen]<br> <span>+</span> * ''I think the solution is not victimizing the ducks, but installing floating aeration pumps. These can be seen in ponds shooting jets of water into the air. People think they're decorative, but in fact they're there to get oxygen into the water, thus sterilizing unwanted microbes and keeping the pond clear.'' --["<span>Users/</span>SteveDavison"] </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 229: </td> <td> Line 229: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> ''2005-01-27 22:19:42'' [[nbsp]] We should be planting Valley Oaks, not redwoods. --["JackHaskel"]<br> <span>-</span> ------<br> <span>-</span> ''2005-01-28 16:05:21'' [[nbsp]] I agree about the oaks. Native plants should be given preference over non-native generally, and the main focus should be on minimizing upkeep costs such as watering. --["RevChad"]<br> <span>-</span> ------<br> <span>-</span> ''2005-02-02 14:06:33'' [[nbsp]] I love the idea of Senate meetings in the CoHo. --["RishiTrivedi"]<br> <span>-</span> ------<br> <span>-</span> ''2005-02-03 02:50:10'' [[nbsp]] but what about sudden oak death??? --["LisaDavis"]<span>------</span><br> <span>-</span> ''2005-02-03 08:13:05'' [[nbsp]] Last I heard, the Valley Oak was not one of the species effected by Sudden Oak Death Syndrome. My main point was that we should be planting native species. This is a small issue though. --["JackHaskel"]<span>------</span><br> <span>-</span> ''2005-02-03 10:41:24'' [[nbsp]] i think lisa was refering to the band sudden oak death --["RobRoy"]<span>------</span><br> <span>-</span> ''2005-02-03 10:47:52'' [[nbsp]] Hey, FYI, Tipsy Taxi has *two* dispatchers working on Friday and Saturday (there's no need for more than one on Thursdays) what Tipsy Taxi need are more phone lines, I think they only have two now, though it could be one. --["AbbyLawson"]<span>------</span><br> <span>-</span> ''2005-02-04 00:01:02'' [[nbsp]] This is a very elaborate platform. I likes. --["JanineFiel"]<span>------</span><br> <span>-</span> ''2005-02-10 22:50:01'' [[nbsp]] I don't especially agree/understand with your "right to party" stance. Other people should be considered too! And there is probably no problem with your "right to party" unless you're making so much noise the neighbors are annoyed.. --["EugeniaWong"]<span>------</span><br> <span>-</span> ''2005-02-11 23:08:34'' [[nbsp]] Dear Eugenia: When we say "right to party" we do not meab "right to disturb those around you." This is one reason why we request that the city be more business friendly and allow a private club to open and get partyers out of the residential areas. We also want to bring music to campus, so it doesn't have to be at Rob Roy's house. --["RevChad"]<span>------</span><br> <span>-</span> ''2005-02-11 23:18:18'' [[nbsp]] Hey all, I have been looking into the office on the first floor idea. They just closed it because no one was going in it so they thought it was a waste of money, but I think it would be totally different if senators were in the office. Lets work together on it. :) --["JanineFiel"]<span>------</span><br> <span>-</span> ''2005-02-11 23:27:47'' [[nbsp]] Hey all, I was just wondering what kind of exact plans you have for implementing some of this stuff, like getting a printer in senate meetings, and getting more unitrans buses at night. Who have you talked to in terms of getting staplers in labs and getting back toilet seat covers in bathrooms because these types of things deal a lot with adminstration and univeristy laws etc. Just hinting if you havent already to talk to all these people, places, units, etc that you want to improve etc before hand so you know the feasibility of the issues. I love the ideas and would love to see a lot of this happen, but there is a lot of redtape and talking you have to go through and if you want you can start working on it all now. --["JanineFiel"]<span>------</span><br> <span>-</span> ''2005-02-11 23:42:59'' [[nbsp]] Dear Janine: The printer would be easy, as anyone with a small printer and a laptop could just pring them, or other printing arangements can be made as long as it is made clear to the public who to talk to even if we use one of the many printers on the 3rd floor. We talked to the unitrans director about extended night service. He already planned to extend at least one line an hour and seemed very accepting of extending others if funding is given. Staplers we are having a small problem with as the people in charge of the ComLabs are avoiding us. We hope they will do this less as senators. Toilet seat covers we haven't looked into yet in our very limited time. Thank you for your feed back. --["RevChad"]<span>------</span><br> <span>-</span> ''2005-02-11 23:44:21'' [[nbsp]] PS: Let us know how you would like us to help with the 1st floor senate office. --["RevChad"]<br> <span>-</span> ------<br> <span>-</span> ''2005-02-18 16:22:26'' [[nbsp]] In regard to having 18 Senators elected, I think you have made the right decision in tabling that for the time being. The more feasible plan would be 13 or 15 but one should look at what it would take to get elected as the number of votes might be too low. --["JonathonLeathers"]<br> <span>-</span> ------<br> <span>-</span> ''2005-02-19 02:58:30'' [[nbsp]] I am concerned about the qualifications of those on your slate. I admit that I have not had much contact with you, but from my experiences I feel that those that I have met are not qualified for such a position. Those that I have met may not have been candidates, but they still represent your slate. The qualifications of other candidates can be questioned, but they still DO possess rudimentary public speaking skills. Those that have represented your slate to me often lacked this. You even lack to mention your qualifications, with only Mr. Leathers and Mr. Hernandez stating experience in a leadership position of a student government within their personal statement. Granted, senate can be dramatically improved, but the changes you aim for must be pushed by strong leaders, which to this day I have not seen. Please prove me wrong. If elected, I do hope your leaders will accomplish their goals and not default on weak premises. --["EricWu"] </td> <td> <span>+</span> ''2005-01-27 22:19:42'' [[nbsp]] We should be planting Valley Oaks, not redwoods. --["<span>Users/</span>JackHaskel"]<br> <span>+</span> ------<br> <span>+</span> ''2005-01-28 16:05:21'' [[nbsp]] I agree about the oaks. Native plants should be given preference over non-native generally, and the main focus should be on minimizing upkeep costs such as watering. --["<span>Users/</span>RevChad"]<br> <span>+</span> ------<br> <span>+</span> ''2005-02-02 14:06:33'' [[nbsp]] I love the idea of Senate meetings in the CoHo. --["<span>Users/</span>RishiTrivedi"]<br> <span>+</span> ------<br> <span>+</span> ''2005-02-03 02:50:10'' [[nbsp]] but what about sudden oak death??? --["<span>Users/</span>LisaDavis"]<br> <span>+ ------<br> +</span> ''2005-02-03 08:13:05'' [[nbsp]] Last I heard, the Valley Oak was not one of the species effected by Sudden Oak Death Syndrome. My main point was that we should be planting native species. This is a small issue though. --["<span>Users/</span>JackHaskel"]<br> <span>+ ------<br> +</span> ''2005-02-03 10:41:24'' [[nbsp]] i think lisa was refering to the band sudden oak death --["<span>Users/</span>RobRoy"]<br> <span>+ ------<br> +</span> ''2005-02-03 10:47:52'' [[nbsp]] Hey, FYI, Tipsy Taxi has *two* dispatchers working on Friday and Saturday (there's no need for more than one on Thursdays) what Tipsy Taxi need are more phone lines, I think they only have two now, though it could be one. --["<span>Users/</span>AbbyLawson"]<br> <span>+ ------<br> +</span> ''2005-02-04 00:01:02'' [[nbsp]] This is a very elaborate platform. I likes. --["<span>Users/</span>JanineFiel"]<br> <span>+ ------<br> +</span> ''2005-02-10 22:50:01'' [[nbsp]] I don't especially agree/understand with your "right to party" stance. Other people should be considered too! And there is probably no problem with your "right to party" unless you're making so much noise the neighbors are annoyed.. --["<span>Users/</span>EugeniaWong"]<br> <span>+ ------<br> +</span> ''2005-02-11 23:08:34'' [[nbsp]] Dear Eugenia: When we say "right to party" we do not meab "right to disturb those around you." This is one reason why we request that the city be more business friendly and allow a private club to open and get partyers out of the residential areas. We also want to bring music to campus, so it doesn't have to be at Rob Roy's house. --["<span>Users/</span>RevChad"]<br> <span>+ ------<br> +</span> ''2005-02-11 23:18:18'' [[nbsp]] Hey all, I have been looking into the office on the first floor idea. They just closed it because no one was going in it so they thought it was a waste of money, but I think it would be totally different if senators were in the office. Lets work together on it. :) --["<span>Users/</span>JanineFiel"]<br> <span>+ ------<br> +</span> ''2005-02-11 23:27:47'' [[nbsp]] Hey all, I was just wondering what kind of exact plans you have for implementing some of this stuff, like getting a printer in senate meetings, and getting more unitrans buses at night. Who have you talked to in terms of getting staplers in labs and getting back toilet seat covers in bathrooms because these types of things deal a lot with adminstration and univeristy laws etc. Just hinting if you havent already to talk to all these people, places, units, etc that you want to improve etc before hand so you know the feasibility of the issues. I love the ideas and would love to see a lot of this happen, but there is a lot of redtape and talking you have to go through and if you want you can start working on it all now. --["<span>Users/</span>JanineFiel"]<br> <span>+ ------<br> +</span> ''2005-02-11 23:42:59'' [[nbsp]] Dear Janine: The printer would be easy, as anyone with a small printer and a laptop could just pring them, or other printing arangements can be made as long as it is made clear to the public who to talk to even if we use one of the many printers on the 3rd floor. We talked to the unitrans director about extended night service. He already planned to extend at least one line an hour and seemed very accepting of extending others if funding is given. Staplers we are having a small problem with as the people in charge of the ComLabs are avoiding us. We hope they will do this less as senators. Toilet seat covers we haven't looked into yet in our very limited time. Thank you for your feed back. --["<span>Users/</span>RevChad"]<br> <span>+ ------<br> +</span> ''2005-02-11 23:44:21'' [[nbsp]] PS: Let us know how you would like us to help with the 1st floor senate office. --["<span>Users/</span>RevChad"]<br> <span>+</span> ------<br> <span>+</span> ''2005-02-18 16:22:26'' [[nbsp]] In regard to having 18 Senators elected, I think you have made the right decision in tabling that for the time being. The more feasible plan would be 13 or 15 but one should look at what it would take to get elected as the number of votes might be too low. --["<span>Users/</span>JonathonLeathers"]<br> <span>+</span> ------<br> <span>+</span> ''2005-02-19 02:58:30'' [[nbsp]] I am concerned about the qualifications of those on your slate. I admit that I have not had much contact with you, but from my experiences I feel that those that I have met are not qualified for such a position. Those that I have met may not have been candidates, but they still represent your slate. The qualifications of other candidates can be questioned, but they still DO possess rudimentary public speaking skills. Those that have represented your slate to me often lacked this. You even lack to mention your qualifications, with only Mr. Leathers and Mr. Hernandez stating experience in a leadership position of a student government within their personal statement. Granted, senate can be dramatically improved, but the changes you aim for must be pushed by strong leaders, which to this day I have not seen. Please prove me wrong. If elected, I do hope your leaders will accomplish their goals and not default on weak premises. --["<span>Users/</span>EricWu"] </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 258: </td> <td> Line 268: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> As for speaking with people who are not candidates but are instead ''representing the slate'', I would like to remind you that those people should not be acting as representives but instead as advisors and contributors of ideas to candidates (''and I'm sorry if you weren't impressed with their speaking skills''). See ["PhilipNeustrom" my page] for more of my personal opinion of these candidates. I encourage you to speak with the candidates yourself and see that they are qualified, open, and interesting people that will hopefully bring meaningful change to the association. --["PhilipNeustrom"]<br> <span>-</span> ------<br> <span>-</span> ''2005-02-20 23:23:29'' [[nbsp]] Eric: I tend to want politics to be about ideas, but since you ask about leadership and such, I have been an officer with Students for an Orwellian Society since me and Brent Laabs founded the Davis Chapter. I think we are quite accomplished and I have done an AG t.v. interview for that club, as well as speaking before the senate about my election reform. The election reform was a large group effort which I played a major role in coordinating and setting the agenda for. You can also judge my public speaking from the candidates forum. As a philosophy major and agrumentative hobbyist I have learned a decent level of persuasive speaking and actual reasoning. Feel free to find me tuesday as I will be tabling with Rob at noon on the quad, and you can ask me about any other qualifications. --["RevChad"]<br> <span>-</span> ------<br> <span>-</span> ''2005-06-05 20:23:15'' [[nbsp]] I think the achieved and failed colors need be changed....I'm color blind and cant even see them. --["JimSchwab"]<br> <span>-</span> ------<br> <span>-</span> ''2005-06-05 20:47:07'' [[nbsp]] Maybe graphics for achieved/in progress? It's in the text in any case. --["BrentLaabs"]<br> <span>-</span> ------<br> <span>-</span> ''2005-08-07 10:29:40'' [[nbsp]] With regards to extending Unitrans and Tipsy Taxi time, do you ever consider that the drivers and dispatchers are also students? And that this will cost more money for paying for wages, the bus, the extra fuel? Have you asked any of the drivers and supervisors if they are willing to now give up their Sundays to run more service? Please remember that we're students also with classes and homework. --["JoAnnaRich"]<br> <span>-</span> ------<br> <span>-</span> ''2005-09-15 19:43:12'' [[nbsp]] I submit that the Countback Amendment is awesome. --["KenjiYamada"]<br> <span>-</span> ------<br> <span>-</span> ''2005-10-22 17:06:57'' [[nbsp]] Walk-up computer terminals (i.e. running Firefox) in the MU hallways, and King lounge. Most other Student Unions I've visited have walk-up computers scattered where there is foot traffic, not just in designated computer rooms. They are very popular. People just walk up to one, check their email, and in 5 minutes are gone. This is the way ubiquitous computer access should be. No hassle. --["SteveDavison"]<br> <span>-</span> ------<br> <span>-</span> ''2005-10-22 18:57:20'' [[nbsp]] Can we get some estimates on how much these walk up computers will cost, and how would the cash be produced? --["PaulAmnuaypayoat"]<br> <span>-</span> ------<br> <span>-</span> ''2005-10-22 19:04:38'' [[nbsp]] I suggest you ask ["LEAD"] that. It's on their agenda. --["BrentLaabs"] </td> <td> <span>+</span> As for speaking with people who are not candidates but are instead ''representing the slate'', I would like to remind you that those people should not be acting as representives but instead as advisors and contributors of ideas to candidates (''and I'm sorry if you weren't impressed with their speaking skills''). See ["PhilipNeustrom" my page] for more of my personal opinion of these candidates. I encourage you to speak with the candidates yourself and see that they are qualified, open, and interesting people that will hopefully bring meaningful change to the association. --["<span>Users/</span>PhilipNeustrom"]<br> <span>+</span> ------<br> <span>+</span> ''2005-02-20 23:23:29'' [[nbsp]] Eric: I tend to want politics to be about ideas, but since you ask about leadership and such, I have been an officer with Students for an Orwellian Society since me and Brent Laabs founded the Davis Chapter. I think we are quite accomplished and I have done an AG t.v. interview for that club, as well as speaking before the senate about my election reform. The election reform was a large group effort which I played a major role in coordinating and setting the agenda for. You can also judge my public speaking from the candidates forum. As a philosophy major and agrumentative hobbyist I have learned a decent level of persuasive speaking and actual reasoning. Feel free to find me tuesday as I will be tabling with Rob at noon on the quad, and you can ask me about any other qualifications. --["<span>Users/</span>RevChad"]<br> <span>+</span> ------<br> <span>+</span> ''2005-06-05 20:23:15'' [[nbsp]] I think the achieved and failed colors need be changed....I'm color blind and cant even see them. --["<span>Users/</span>JimSchwab"]<br> <span>+</span> ------<br> <span>+</span> ''2005-06-05 20:47:07'' [[nbsp]] Maybe graphics for achieved/in progress? It's in the text in any case. --["<span>Users/</span>BrentLaabs"]<br> <span>+</span> ------<br> <span>+</span> ''2005-08-07 10:29:40'' [[nbsp]] With regards to extending Unitrans and Tipsy Taxi time, do you ever consider that the drivers and dispatchers are also students? And that this will cost more money for paying for wages, the bus, the extra fuel? Have you asked any of the drivers and supervisors if they are willing to now give up their Sundays to run more service? Please remember that we're students also with classes and homework. --["<span>Users/</span>JoAnnaRich"]<br> <span>+</span> ------<br> <span>+</span> ''2005-09-15 19:43:12'' [[nbsp]] I submit that the Countback Amendment is awesome. --["<span>Users/</span>KenjiYamada"]<br> <span>+</span> ------<br> <span>+</span> ''2005-10-22 17:06:57'' [[nbsp]] Walk-up computer terminals (i.e. running Firefox) in the MU hallways, and King lounge. Most other Student Unions I've visited have walk-up computers scattered where there is foot traffic, not just in designated computer rooms. They are very popular. People just walk up to one, check their email, and in 5 minutes are gone. This is the way ubiquitous computer access should be. No hassle. --["<span>Users/</span>SteveDavison"]<br> <span>+</span> ------<br> <span>+</span> ''2005-10-22 18:57:20'' [[nbsp]] Can we get some estimates on how much these walk up computers will cost, and how would the cash be produced? --["<span>Users/</span>PaulAmnuaypayoat"]<br> <span>+</span> ------<br> <span>+</span> ''2005-10-22 19:04:38'' [[nbsp]] I suggest you ask ["LEAD"] that. It's on their agenda. --["<span>Users/</span>BrentLaabs"] </td> </tr> </table> </div> Friends Urging Campus Kindness Platformhttp://daviswiki.org/Friends_Urging_Campus_Kindness_Platform2008-02-18 19:29:45JabberWokkythe Rob. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Friends Urging Campus Kindness Platform<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 9: </td> <td> Line 9: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> ["BrentLaabs" Brent Laabs] comments on <span>the </span>Rob's statement, "However Rob Roy wants to phrase it, he and Kristen Birdsall did campaign on accomplishing these goals. I don't think any of us in the slate thought we could accomplish all of them, even at the outset of the campaign. But if we did have a common basis that brought us together as a slate, it would be the platform. Indeed I did write the platform, but only after consulting and combining the ideas of the original 17-member slate. And when Rob ran, he promised he would support everything from the "The Countback Amendment" to "No Embezzlement". Rob and Kristen have now abandoned these promises, rather than holding themselves accountable for their promises. </td> <td> <span>+</span> ["BrentLaabs" Brent Laabs] comments on Rob's statement, "However Rob Roy wants to phrase it, he and Kristen Birdsall did campaign on accomplishing these goals. I don't think any of us in the slate thought we could accomplish all of them, even at the outset of the campaign. But if we did have a common basis that brought us together as a slate, it would be the platform. Indeed I did write the platform, but only after consulting and combining the ideas of the original 17-member slate. And when Rob ran, he promised he would support everything from the "The Countback Amendment" to "No Embezzlement". Rob and Kristen have now abandoned these promises, rather than holding themselves accountable for their promises. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Friends Urging Campus Kindness Platformhttp://daviswiki.org/Friends_Urging_Campus_Kindness_Platform2008-02-18 19:29:20JabberWokky <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Friends Urging Campus Kindness Platform<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 9: </td> <td> Line 9: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- However Rob Roy wants to phrase it, he and Kristen Birdsall did campaign on accomplishing these goals. I don't think any of us in the slate thought we could accomplish all of them, even at the outset of the campaign. But if we did have a common basis that brought us together as a slate, it would be the platform. Indeed I did write the platform, but only after consulting and combining the ideas of the original 17-member slate. And when Rob ran, he promised he would support everything from the "The Countback Amendment" to "No Embezzlement". Rob and Kristen have now abandoned these promises, rather than holding themselves accountable for their promises.<br> - <br> - If they had chosen to remain true to the ideas they campaigned on, they would have been judged very highly -- accomplishing a large number of the original group's goals. Instead, Rob Roy has chosen to blame me with his failure. --["BrentLaabs" Brent Laabs]<br> - ----</span> </td> <td> <span>+ ["BrentLaabs" Brent Laabs] comments on the Rob's statement, "However Rob Roy wants to phrase it, he and Kristen Birdsall did campaign on accomplishing these goals. I don't think any of us in the slate thought we could accomplish all of them, even at the outset of the campaign. But if we did have a common basis that brought us together as a slate, it would be the platform. Indeed I did write the platform, but only after consulting and combining the ideas of the original 17-member slate. And when Rob ran, he promised he would support everything from the "The Countback Amendment" to "No Embezzlement". Rob and Kristen have now abandoned these promises, rather than holding themselves accountable for their promises.<br> + <br> + "If they had chosen to remain true to the ideas they campaigned on, they would have been judged very highly -- accomplishing a large number of the original group's goals. Instead, Rob Roy has chosen to blame me with his failure."<br> + <br> + ------------</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Friends Urging Campus Kindness Platformhttp://daviswiki.org/Friends_Urging_Campus_Kindness_Platform2008-02-18 19:28:28JabberWokky <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Friends Urging Campus Kindness Platform<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 1: </td> <td> Line 1: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- ||</span> [[TableOfContents<span>]] ||</span> This is the official platform of the ["Friends Urging Campus Kindness"] ["ASUCD"] ["ASUCD Senate" Senate] ["Slate" slate]. This text is not for the faint of heart, but it is the source for those who want to examine the platform in depth. Those who want to have a more cursory look at what the ["Slate"] stands for should look at ["Friends Urging Campus Kindness Issues"].<span>&nbsp;||</span><br> <span>-</span> <br> <span>- [Added on 19-Januar</span>y<span>-2006 by user ["RobRoy"]...</span>["Friends Urging Campus Kindness"] was an ["ASUCD"] ["ASUCD Senate" Senate] ["Slate" slate] with lots of lofty goals that were mostly created by Brent Laabs on this wiki page. Whether these goals were achieved or not, and the public scrutiny of their failure, fell upon the burden of ["Rob Roy"] and ["Kristen Birdsall"].<br> <span>-</span> <br> <span>- </span>The slate is dead; so is the platform.<span>]</span><br> <span>- ----</span> </td> <td> <span>+</span> [[TableOfContents<span>(left)]]<br> + <br> +</span> This is the official platform of the ["Friends Urging Campus Kindness"] ["ASUCD"] ["ASUCD Senate" Senate] ["Slate" slate]. This text is not for the faint of heart, but it is the source for those who want to examine the platform in depth. Those who want to have a more cursory look at what the ["Slate"] stands for should look at ["Friends Urging Campus Kindness Issues"].<br> <span>+</span> <br> <span>+ In the words of founding Senator ["Rob Ro</span>y<span>"], "</span>["Friends Urging Campus Kindness"] was an ["ASUCD"] ["ASUCD Senate" Senate] ["Slate" slate] with lots of lofty goals that were mostly created by Brent Laabs on this wiki page. Whether these goals were achieved or not, and the public scrutiny of their failure, fell upon the burden of ["Rob Roy"] and ["Kristen Birdsall"].<br> <span>+</span> <br> <span>+ "</span>The slate is dead; so is the platform.<span>"</span><br> <span>+ </span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Friends Urging Campus Kindness Platformhttp://daviswiki.org/Friends_Urging_Campus_Kindness_Platform2008-02-18 14:59:19DrandyJonesfixed a typo <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Friends Urging Campus Kindness Platform<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 3: </td> <td> Line 3: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> [Added on 19-January-2006 by user ["RobRoy"]...["Friends Urging Campus Kindness"] was an ["ASUCD"] ["ASUCD Senate" Senate] ["Slate" slate] with lots of lofty goals that were mostly created by Brent Laabs on this wiki page. Wether these goals were achieved or not, and the public scrutiny of their failure, fell upon the burden of ["Rob Roy"] and ["Kristen Birdsall"].<br> <span>-</span> <br> <span>-</span> The slate is dead so is the platform.] </td> <td> <span>+</span> [Added on 19-January-2006 by user ["RobRoy"]...["Friends Urging Campus Kindness"] was an ["ASUCD"] ["ASUCD Senate" Senate] ["Slate" slate] with lots of lofty goals that were mostly created by Brent Laabs on this wiki page. W<span>h</span>ether these goals were achieved or not, and the public scrutiny of their failure, fell upon the burden of ["Rob Roy"] and ["Kristen Birdsall"].<br> <span>+</span> <br> <span>+</span> The slate is dead<span>;</span> so is the platform.] </td> </tr> </table> </div> Friends Urging Campus Kindness Platformhttp://daviswiki.org/Friends_Urging_Campus_Kindness_Platform2007-12-20 14:17:45BrentLaabslink fix <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Friends Urging Campus Kindness Platform<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 120: </td> <td> Line 120: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> ||Current Status:||&lt;bgcolor="#DDFFDD"&gt;Achieved. ["BrentLaabs"] and other slate members have written a bill to restore the power of ["ASUCD Court"] in elections. This passed Senate with a high level of support. Due to what some consider a slow response in the ["Unqualified Candidates Scandal"], some question the wisdom of this now, but our slate stands by the Court. They had a total of five cases filed during our term, exceeding the sum of the previous two years (zero).|| </td> <td> <span>+</span> ||Current Status:||&lt;bgcolor="#DDFFDD"&gt;Achieved. ["BrentLaabs"] and other slate members have written a bill to restore the power of ["ASUCD Court"] in elections. This passed Senate with a high level of support. Due to what some consider a slow response in the ["<span>Fall 2005 AS</span>U<span>CD Election/U</span>nqualified Candidates Scandal"<span>&nbsp;Unqualified Candidates Scandal</span>], some question the wisdom of this now, but our slate stands by the Court. They had a total of five cases filed during our term, exceeding the sum of the previous two years (zero).|| </td> </tr> </table> </div> Friends Urging Campus Kindness Platformhttp://daviswiki.org/Friends_Urging_Campus_Kindness_Platform2007-04-29 11:10:09JasonAller <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Friends Urging Campus Kindness Platform<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 196: </td> <td> Line 196: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> ||Current Status:||&lt;bgcolor="#DDFFDD"&gt;Achived. See '''[http://daviswiki.org/cool_files/books/ daviswiki.org/cool_files/books]''' (''we hope the functionality will eventually be on the ["ASUCD Website"], but it was necessary to release the information as quickly as possible''). ["ASUCD"] Senator ["Kristen Birdsall"] worked for awhile investigating various ways of getting all the ISBN numbers and getting them online. Finally, she worked with the ["UC Davis Bookstore"] to obtain their master list of textbooks. [[BR]][[BR]] Additionally, Friends Urging Campus Kindness slate member ["RobertBaron"] is working with a ["CalPIRG"] committee to lobby for lower textbook prices. He also became chair of the new ["Textbook Affordability<span>&nbsp;Special</span> Committee"]. More information in [http://www.californiaaggie.com/media/storage/paper981/news/2005/04/08/FrontPage/Professors.Join.Students.In.Fight.Against.Publishing.Companies-1320080.shtml?norewrite200607310456&amp;sourcedomain=www.californiaaggie.com this article] by the ["California Aggie"].|| </td> <td> <span>+</span> ||Current Status:||&lt;bgcolor="#DDFFDD"&gt;Achived. See '''[http://daviswiki.org/cool_files/books/ daviswiki.org/cool_files/books]''' (''we hope the functionality will eventually be on the ["ASUCD Website"], but it was necessary to release the information as quickly as possible''). ["ASUCD"] Senator ["Kristen Birdsall"] worked for awhile investigating various ways of getting all the ISBN numbers and getting them online. Finally, she worked with the ["UC Davis Bookstore"] to obtain their master list of textbooks. [[BR]][[BR]] Additionally, Friends Urging Campus Kindness slate member ["RobertBaron"] is working with a ["CalPIRG"] committee to lobby for lower textbook prices. He also became chair of the new ["<span>ASUCD </span>Textbook Affordability Committee"]. More information in [http://www.californiaaggie.com/media/storage/paper981/news/2005/04/08/FrontPage/Professors.Join.Students.In.Fight.Against.Publishing.Companies-1320080.shtml?norewrite200607310456&amp;sourcedomain=www.californiaaggie.com this article] by the ["California Aggie"].|| </td> </tr> </table> </div> Friends Urging Campus Kindness Platformhttp://daviswiki.org/Friends_Urging_Campus_Kindness_Platform2007-03-12 17:49:54JasonAllerremoved wanted link <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Friends Urging Campus Kindness Platform<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 196: </td> <td> Line 196: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> ||Current Status:||&lt;bgcolor="#DDFFDD"&gt;Achived. See '''[http://daviswiki.org/cool_files/books/ daviswiki.org/cool_files/books]''' (''we hope the functionality will eventually be on the ["ASUCD Website"], but it was necessary to release the information as quickly as possible''). ["ASUCD"] <span>["</span>Senator<span>"]</span> ["Kristen Birdsall"] worked for awhile investigating various ways of getting all the ISBN numbers and getting them online. Finally, she worked with the ["UC Davis Bookstore"] to obtain their master list of textbooks. [[BR]][[BR]] Additionally, Friends Urging Campus Kindness slate member ["RobertBaron"] is working with a ["CalPIRG"] committee to lobby for lower textbook prices. He also became chair of the new ["Textbook Affordability Special Committee"]. More information in [http://www.californiaaggie.com/media/storage/paper981/news/2005/04/08/FrontPage/Professors.Join.Students.In.Fight.Against.Publishing.Companies-1320080.shtml?norewrite200607310456&amp;sourcedomain=www.californiaaggie.com this article] by the ["California Aggie"].|| </td> <td> <span>+</span> ||Current Status:||&lt;bgcolor="#DDFFDD"&gt;Achived. See '''[http://daviswiki.org/cool_files/books/ daviswiki.org/cool_files/books]''' (''we hope the functionality will eventually be on the ["ASUCD Website"], but it was necessary to release the information as quickly as possible''). ["ASUCD"] Senator ["Kristen Birdsall"] worked for awhile investigating various ways of getting all the ISBN numbers and getting them online. Finally, she worked with the ["UC Davis Bookstore"] to obtain their master list of textbooks. [[BR]][[BR]] Additionally, Friends Urging Campus Kindness slate member ["RobertBaron"] is working with a ["CalPIRG"] committee to lobby for lower textbook prices. He also became chair of the new ["Textbook Affordability Special Committee"]. More information in [http://www.californiaaggie.com/media/storage/paper981/news/2005/04/08/FrontPage/Professors.Join.Students.In.Fight.Against.Publishing.Companies-1320080.shtml?norewrite200607310456&amp;sourcedomain=www.californiaaggie.com this article] by the ["California Aggie"].|| </td> </tr> </table> </div> Friends Urging Campus Kindness Platformhttp://daviswiki.org/Friends_Urging_Campus_Kindness_Platform2006-12-10 17:48:34EdwinSaadadid the online book search thing ever make it onto the asucd website? <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Friends Urging Campus Kindness Platform<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 265: </td> <td> Line 265: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- ''2005-09-15 19:24:32'' [[nbsp]] The book thing is absolutely awesome. I hate the bookstore, greedy bastards. Anyway to draw more attention to that? Create an additional page just for it. So many students who use the wiki would love to know about this resource. --["EdwinSaada"]<br> - ------</span> </td> <td> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Friends Urging Campus Kindness Platformhttp://daviswiki.org/Friends_Urging_Campus_Kindness_Platform2006-07-31 00:58:46TomNelsonHope these are the correct links <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Friends Urging Campus Kindness Platform<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 29: </td> <td> Line 29: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> ||&lt;bgcolor="#FFDDDD"&gt;Failed. A bill was approved by the ["Internal Affairs Commission"] and went to ["ASUCD Senate" Senate] to record minutes for the Elections Committee during meetings where violation points may be assessed. These minutes will then be released to the public and available for review by the ["ASUCD Court"]. This way, we can understand their reasoning for punishments given to candidates and establish precedent to ensure consistency in the future. However, this bill was changed by the senators, such as ["LEAD" LEAD's] ["ThomasLloyd" Thomas Lloyd], to keep the minutes secret from the public. They will still be available to the court, but this hardly looks like open government. This method was, however, overwhelmingly seen as the more responsible move to make, and key arguments to keep the minutes private were, in fact, made by F.U.C.K.'s very own ["RobRoy" Rob Roy] - Seen [http://californiaaggie.com/<span>article</span>/?<span>id</span>=<span>9272</span> here].|| </td> <td> <span>+</span> ||&lt;bgcolor="#FFDDDD"&gt;Failed. A bill was approved by the ["Internal Affairs Commission"] and went to ["ASUCD Senate" Senate] to record minutes for the Elections Committee during meetings where violation points may be assessed. These minutes will then be released to the public and available for review by the ["ASUCD Court"]. This way, we can understand their reasoning for punishments given to candidates and establish precedent to ensure consistency in the future. However, this bill was changed by the senators, such as ["LEAD" LEAD's] ["ThomasLloyd" Thomas Lloyd], to keep the minutes secret from the public. They will still be available to the court, but this hardly looks like open government. This method was, however, overwhelmingly seen as the more responsible move to make, and key arguments to keep the minutes private were, in fact, made by F.U.C.K.'s very own ["RobRoy" Rob Roy] - Seen [http://<span>www.</span>californiaaggie.com/<span>media</span>/<span>storage/paper981/news/2005/05/23/FrontPage/Senate.Mandates.Use.Of.Recorder.For.Elections.Committee.Deliberations-1320658.shtml</span>?<span>norewrite200607310419&amp;sourcedomain</span>=<span>www.californiaaggie.com</span> here].|| </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 158: </td> <td> Line 158: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> -<span>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;* ''[http://</span>www.californiaaggie.com<span>/article/?id</span>=<span>5661</span> This is why there are no seat covers]. Perhaps ["Tandem Properties"] would pay for seat covers if they all said "TANDEM - WE'VE GOT YOUR ASS COVERD" on them.'' - ["ArlenAbraham" arlen] </td> <td> <span>+ * ''[http://www.californiaaggie.com/media/storage/paper981/news/2004/10/12/FrontPage/Campus.Cuts</span>-<span>1318323.shtml?sourcedomain=</span>www.californiaaggie.com<span>&amp;MIIHost</span>=<span>media.collegepublisher.com</span> This is why there are no seat covers]. Perhaps ["Tandem Properties"] would pay for seat covers if they all said "TANDEM - WE'VE GOT YOUR ASS COVERD" on them.'' - ["ArlenAbraham" arlen] </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 168: </td> <td> Line 168: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> ||Current Status:||&lt;bgcolor="#FFFFBB"&gt;In progress. We're trying to find a place for the telescreens where they won't annoy too many people. ["AGTV"] continues to base its economic future on the screens, which is somewhat troubling considering the operating life of the plasma screens among other factors. However, pressure has been applied to the idea of moving one screen to the ["ARC"] and only moving one screen into the ["CoHo"] (if you don't know what this is refering to: [http://<span>californiaaggie.com/article/</span>?<span>id</span>=73<span>7</span>0<span>&nbsp;info] [http://californiaaggie.com/article/?id</span>=<span>7452</span> editorial]). It might be the case that no screens will show up in the ["CoHo"], and only one screen will be purchased. Furthermore, ["AGTV"] may get its own office in the ["ARC"]. Hopefully we'll save a lot of money, put the TV in a better place, and cut the TV count.|| </td> <td> <span>+</span> ||Current Status:||&lt;bgcolor="#FFFFBB"&gt;In progress. We're trying to find a place for the telescreens where they won't annoy too many people. ["AGTV"] continues to base its economic future on the screens, which is somewhat troubling considering the operating life of the plasma screens among other factors. However, pressure has been applied to the idea of moving one screen to the ["ARC"] and only moving one screen into the ["CoHo"] (if you don't know what this is refering to: [http://<span>www.californiaaggie.com/media/storage/paper981/news/2006/02/13/CampusNews/Asucd.Senate.Approves.Plasma.Television.Legislation-1610346.shtml</span>?<span>sourcedomain</span>=<span>www.californiaaggie.com&amp;MIIHost=media.collegepublisher.com info] [http://www.californiaaggie.com/media/storage/paper981/news/2006/02/16/Opinion/Editorial.Agtv.Needs.Fiscal.Responsibility.For.Growth-1616435.shtml?norewrite20060</span>73<span>1</span>0<span>432&amp;sourcedomain</span>=<span>www.californiaaggie.com</span> editorial]). It might be the case that no screens will show up in the ["CoHo"], and only one screen will be purchased. Furthermore, ["AGTV"] may get its own office in the ["ARC"]. Hopefully we'll save a lot of money, put the TV in a better place, and cut the TV count.|| </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 176: </td> <td> Line 176: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> ''It was my understanding that the building was going to be [http://www.californiaaggie.com/<span>article/</span>?<span>id</span>=<span>7726</span> destroyed] and that they were going to build somehting else. I don't think that this issue is the fault of ["Student Focus"], (conviencing the university to not tear down a bulding and build something useful would be difficult at best) and that the above paragraph is a misguided ["Shadiness Factor" cheapshot]. Then again, ["Kalen Gallagher" Kalen] could have lied about the campus' plans.'' - ["ArlenAbraham" arlen] </td> <td> <span>+</span> ''It was my understanding that the building was going to be [http://www.californiaaggie.com/<span>media/storage/paper981/news/2005/02/23/Arts/Senate.Candidates.Address.Campus.Entertainment-1319674.shtml</span>?<span>norewrite200607310439&amp;sourcedomain</span>=<span>www.californiaaggie.com</span> destroyed] and that they were going to build somehting else. I don't think that this issue is the fault of ["Student Focus"], (conviencing the university to not tear down a bulding and build something useful would be difficult at best) and that the above paragraph is a misguided ["Shadiness Factor" cheapshot]. Then again, ["Kalen Gallagher" Kalen] could have lied about the campus' plans.'' - ["ArlenAbraham" arlen] </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 196: </td> <td> Line 196: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> ||Current Status:||&lt;bgcolor="#DDFFDD"&gt;Achived. See '''[http://daviswiki.org/cool_files/books/ daviswiki.org/cool_files/books]''' (''we hope the functionality will eventually be on the ["ASUCD Website"], but it was necessary to release the information as quickly as possible''). ["ASUCD"] ["Senator"] ["Kristen Birdsall"] worked for awhile investigating various ways of getting all the ISBN numbers and getting them online. Finally, she worked with the ["UC Davis Bookstore"] to obtain their master list of textbooks. [[BR]][[BR]] Additionally, Friends Urging Campus Kindness slate member ["RobertBaron"] is working with a ["CalPIRG"] committee to lobby for lower textbook prices. He also became chair of the new ["Textbook Affordability Special Committee"]. More information in [http://www.californiaaggie.com/<span>article/</span>?<span>id</span>=<span>8337</span> this article] by the ["California Aggie"].|| </td> <td> <span>+</span> ||Current Status:||&lt;bgcolor="#DDFFDD"&gt;Achived. See '''[http://daviswiki.org/cool_files/books/ daviswiki.org/cool_files/books]''' (''we hope the functionality will eventually be on the ["ASUCD Website"], but it was necessary to release the information as quickly as possible''). ["ASUCD"] ["Senator"] ["Kristen Birdsall"] worked for awhile investigating various ways of getting all the ISBN numbers and getting them online. Finally, she worked with the ["UC Davis Bookstore"] to obtain their master list of textbooks. [[BR]][[BR]] Additionally, Friends Urging Campus Kindness slate member ["RobertBaron"] is working with a ["CalPIRG"] committee to lobby for lower textbook prices. He also became chair of the new ["Textbook Affordability Special Committee"]. More information in [http://www.californiaaggie.com/<span>media/storage/paper981/news/2005/04/08/FrontPage/Professors.Join.Students.In.Fight.Against.Publishing.Companies-1320080.shtml</span>?<span>norewrite200607310456&amp;sourcedomain</span>=<span>www.californiaaggie.com</span> this article] by the ["California Aggie"].|| </td> </tr> </table> </div> Friends Urging Campus Kindness Platformhttp://daviswiki.org/Friends_Urging_Campus_Kindness_Platform2006-07-18 21:28:36JabberWokky-br. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Friends Urging Campus Kindness Platform<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 12: </td> <td> Line 12: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> '''Reading this document'''<span>[[BR]]</span> </td> <td> <span>+</span> '''Reading this document''' </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 21: </td> <td> Line 21: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> = Student Government for All Students =<span>&nbsp;</span> </td> <td> <span>+</span> = Student Government for All Students = </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 97: </td> <td> Line 97: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> ||&lt;bgcolor="#FFDDDD"&gt;In Progress at the end of the term. Rob doesn't have concerts at his house any more -- that's the old Rob Roy. On the upside, Rob is running for ["City Council"] to get more respect for students, and ASUCD has lobbied strongly for a civilian oversight board for the DPD. ||<span>&nbsp;</span> </td> <td> <span>+</span> ||&lt;bgcolor="#FFDDDD"&gt;In Progress at the end of the term. Rob doesn't have concerts at his house any more -- that's the old Rob Roy. On the upside, Rob is running for ["City Council"] to get more respect for students, and ASUCD has lobbied strongly for a civilian oversight board for the DPD. || </td> </tr> </table> </div> Friends Urging Campus Kindness Platformhttp://daviswiki.org/Friends_Urging_Campus_Kindness_Platform2006-02-26 01:18:52BrentLaabsupdate on progress. reply to Rob Roy <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Friends Urging Campus Kindness Platform<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 1: </td> <td> Line 1: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ || [[TableOfContents]] || This is the official platform of the ["Friends Urging Campus Kindness"] ["ASUCD"] ["ASUCD Senate" Senate] ["Slate" slate]. This text is not for the faint of heart, but it is the source for those who want to examine the platform in depth. Those who want to have a more cursory look at what the ["Slate"] stands for should look at ["Friends Urging Campus Kindness Issues"]. ||<br> + </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 4: </td> <td> Line 6: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- <br> - -----<br> - <br> - This is the official platform of the ["Friends Urging Campus Kindness"] ["ASUCD"] ["ASUCD Senate" Senate] ["Slate" slate]. This text is not for the faint of heart, but it is the source for those who want to examine the platform in depth. Those who want to have a more cursory look at what the ["Slate"] stands for should look at ["Friends Urging Campus Kindness Issues"].<br> - <br> - [[TableOfContents]]</span> </td> <td> <span>+ ----<br> + However Rob Roy wants to phrase it, he and Kristen Birdsall did campaign on accomplishing these goals. I don't think any of us in the slate thought we could accomplish all of them, even at the outset of the campaign. But if we did have a common basis that brought us together as a slate, it would be the platform. Indeed I did write the platform, but only after consulting and combining the ideas of the original 17-member slate. And when Rob ran, he promised he would support everything from the "The Countback Amendment" to "No Embezzlement". Rob and Kristen have now abandoned these promises, rather than holding themselves accountable for their promises.<br> + <br> + If they had chosen to remain true to the ideas they campaigned on, they would have been judged very highly -- accomplishing a large number of the original group's goals. Instead, Rob Roy has chosen to blame me with his failure. --["BrentLaabs" Brent Laabs]<br> + ----</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 34: </td> <td> Line 35: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ||Current Status:||&lt;bgcolor="#FFFFBB"&gt;Partially Achieved. ["ASUCD Vice President"] ["Darnell Holloway"] did a much better job of providing documents, and even wrote up a nice guide on parliamentary procedures for newbies. However, no one pursued putting agenda documents online, other than ["Jonathon Leathers"] bill, which doesn't really provide the exact documents the Senate is looking at.||<br> + </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 36: </td> <td> Line 39: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> ||Current Status:||&lt;bgcolor="#FFFFBB"&gt;In Progress. ["LEAD"] Senator ["Janine Fiel"] held an ASUCD Forum for ["Student Organizations"] called "ASUCD vs. Diversity" on Wednesday, April 13. Several Friends Urging Campus Kindness and ["LEAD"] members attended, and it seemed rather successful. A lot of issues regarding diversity were raised, and everyone got a better idea of how to get involved in ASUCD.[[BR]][[BR]]Some affiliates of the slate are attending club meetings, and giving updates ont the progress of the Friends' issues.[[BR]][[BR]]Issues to be resolved: As far as we could tell, there were no ["Student Focus"] affiliates attending. And it seemed like many of the people who attended were already somewhat active in student activities -- it strengthened the ties between the active members of the community, but it drew in relatively few outsiders.|| </td> <td> <span>+</span> ||Current Status:||&lt;bgcolor="#FFFFBB"&gt;In Progress<span>&nbsp;at the end of the term</span>. ["LEAD"] Senator ["Janine Fiel"] held an ASUCD Forum for ["Student Organizations"] called "ASUCD vs. Diversity" on Wednesday, April 13. Several Friends Urging Campus Kindness and ["LEAD"] members attended, and it seemed rather successful. A lot of issues regarding diversity were raised, and everyone got a better idea of how to get involved in ASUCD.[[BR]][[BR]]Some affiliates of the slate are attending club meetings, and giving updates ont the progress of the Friends' issues.[[BR]][[BR]]Issues to be resolved: As far as we could tell, there were no ["Student Focus"] affiliates attending. And it seemed like many of the people who attended were already somewhat active in student activities -- it strengthened the ties between the active members of the community, but it drew in relatively few outsiders.<span>[[BR]][[BR]]The ["Campus Outreach and Organizing Office"] is supposed to outreach to clubs, but hasn't done much yet.</span>|| </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 40: </td> <td> Line 43: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> ||Current Status:||&lt;bgcolor="#FFFFBB"&gt;In Progress. ASUCD is currently planning an expansion of the ["Coffee House"], using money already approved by the ["Campus Expansion Initiative"]. It's possible that we could get a place that could be downstairs, and better suited to the Senate's needs.|| </td> <td> <span>+</span> ||Current Status:||&lt;bgcolor="#FFFFBB"&gt;In Progress<span>&nbsp;at the end of the term</span>. ASUCD is currently planning an expansion of the ["Coffee House"], using money already approved by the ["Campus Expansion Initiative"]. It's possible that we could get a place that could be downstairs, and better suited to the Senate's needs.|| </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 46: </td> <td> Line 49: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> ||Current Status:||&lt;bgcolor="#DDFFDD"&gt;Achieved. The new ["ASUCD Controller" Controller], ["Devin Whitney"] (["LEAD"]) was primarily responsible for removing the line item from the budget for the Health and Wellbeing Committee. Some of the activities of the former committee will be merged into the Campus Safety unit and the Campus Organizing<span>&nbsp;and Outreach</span> Office. However, most of the activity will take place where it is done best: the ["Health Education and Promotion"] program at ["Cowell Student Health Center"].|| </td> <td> <span>+</span> ||Current Status:||&lt;bgcolor="#DDFFDD"&gt;Achieved. The new ["ASUCD Controller" Controller], ["Devin Whitney"] (["LEAD"]) was primarily responsible for removing the line item from the budget for the Health and Wellbeing Committee. Some of the activities of the former committee will be merged into the Campus Safety unit and the Campus O<span>utreach and O</span>rganizing Office. However, most of the activity will take place where it is done best: the ["Health Education and Promotion"] program at ["Cowell Student Health Center"].|| </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 62: </td> <td> Line 65: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> [[<span>Thu</span>m<span>bn</span>a<span>il</span>(old_asucd_sign.jpg)]] </td> <td> <span>+</span> [[<span>I</span>ma<span>ge</span>(old_asucd_sign.jpg<span>, thumbnail</span>)]] </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 72: </td> <td> Line 75: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> ||Current Status:||&lt;bgcolor="#DDFFDD"&gt;Achieved. <span>With</span> the new budget, ASUCD retreats will only cost $1,000.<span>||</span> </td> <td> <span>+</span> ||Current Status:||&lt;bgcolor="#DDFFDD"&gt;Achieved. <span>In</span> the new budget, ASUCD retreats will only cost<span>ed</span> $1,000.<span>&nbsp;&nbsp;However, this money wasn't spent, and Senate removed the requirement of a retreat from the codes completely in Fall 2005.||</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 80: </td> <td> Line 83: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ||Current Status:||&lt;bgcolor="#DDFFDD"&gt;Achieved. None of the Friends Senators embezzled more than their compatriots. ||<br> + </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 82: </td> <td> Line 87: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ||&lt;bgcolor="#FFDDDD"&gt;Failed. No one looked into this. ||<br> + </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 83: </td> <td> Line 90: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- </span> </td> <td> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 91: </td> <td> Line 97: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ||&lt;bgcolor="#FFDDDD"&gt;In Progress at the end of the term. Rob doesn't have concerts at his house any more -- that's the old Rob Roy. On the upside, Rob is running for ["City Council"] to get more respect for students, and ASUCD has lobbied strongly for a civilian oversight board for the DPD. || <br> + </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 97: </td> <td> Line 105: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ||&lt;bgcolor="#FFFFBB"&gt;In Progress at the end of the term. ASUCD is working on a proposal to get concerts organized once a week, by creating agreements with the ["Varsity Theater"] and MU Services. It's a long way from completion, but it looks like we might get a lot more local events gared towards students. About the nightclub: when we said "most ambitious", we meant "probably not going to happen". Still a good idea, but we had too much to do. ||<br> + </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 99: </td> <td> Line 109: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ||&lt;bgcolor="#FFFFBB"&gt;Achieved. We passed a resolution against military recruitment on campus -- not because the military is Evil, but because they discriminate against homosexuals. We believe that most people back the ["Principles of Community"], and acted on our convictions. ||<br> + ||&lt;bgcolor="#FFDDDD"&gt;Failed. Rob Roy voted for a resolution against free tobacco, because of a coin flip. ||<br> + </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 100: </td> <td> Line 113: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ <br> + ||&lt;bgcolor="#FFDDDD"&gt;Failed. No one looked into this. However, changing the University's schedule seems to be a primary goal of ["Ignite" Ignite's] ["Michael A. Molnar"], so it may yet happen. ||</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 105: </td> <td> Line 120: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> ||Current Status:||&lt;bgcolor="#DDFFDD"&gt;Achieved. ["BrentLaabs"] and other slate members have written a bill to restore the power of ["ASUCD Court"] in elections. This passed Senate with a high level of support. Due to what some consider a slow response in the ["Unqualified Candidates Scandal"], some question the wisdom of this now, but our slate stands by the Court.<span>||</span> </td> <td> <span>+</span> ||Current Status:||&lt;bgcolor="#DDFFDD"&gt;Achieved. ["BrentLaabs"] and other slate members have written a bill to restore the power of ["ASUCD Court"] in elections. This passed Senate with a high level of support. Due to what some consider a slow response in the ["Unqualified Candidates Scandal"], some question the wisdom of this now, but our slate stands by the Court.<span>&nbsp;&nbsp;They had a total of five cases filed during our term, exceeding the sum of the previous two years (zero).||</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 109: </td> <td> Line 124: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ||&lt;bgcolor="#FFDDDD"&gt;Failed (other than the Countback Amendment below). No one thought this was very necessary now. ||<br> + </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 119: </td> <td> Line 136: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- *</span> ''There has been much talk amongst the slate on this issue and we have decided that due to low voter turnout this would not be a feasible plan. If voter turnout was drastically increased then it may be suggested to have 15 senators. But we will talk about that when that is the case. As of now we realize that if there were 9 slots open every election then it would be too easy to get on the senate. But we do recognize that ["Choice Voting"] represents most students when the senate is large enough and voter turnout is high enough.'' - ["RobRoy"] </td> <td> <span>+ ||&lt;bgcolor="#FFDDDD"&gt;Failed.</span> ''There has been much talk amongst the slate on this issue and we have decided that due to low voter turnout this would not be a feasible plan. If voter turnout was drastically increased then it may be suggested to have 15 senators. But we will talk about that when that is the case. As of now we realize that if there were 9 slots open every election then it would be too easy to get on the senate. But we do recognize that ["Choice Voting"] represents most students when the senate is large enough and voter turnout is high enough.'' - ["RobRoy"]<span>&nbsp;||</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 125: </td> <td> Line 142: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> ||Current Status:||&lt;bgcolor="#DDFFDD"&gt;Achieved. But not by the way we expected. Senate has become a more civilized place, where fewer people are feeling so frustrated that no one is listening to them that they feel the need to swear. ASUCD actually listen to you now.[[BR]][[BR]]<span>I</span>t has been suggested the people express their discontent at Senate by raising their fists and yelling "This is an outrage!", a la ["Jason Webley"].|| </td> <td> <span>+</span> ||Current Status:||&lt;bgcolor="#DDFFDD"&gt;Achieved. But not by the way we expected. Senate has become a more civilized place, where fewer people are feeling so frustrated that no one is listening to them that they feel the need to swear. ASUCD actually listen to you now.[[BR]][[BR]]<span>The most common insult is a fake "move to censure" now. Also, i</span>t has been suggested the people express their discontent at Senate by raising their fists and yelling "This is an outrage!", a la ["Jason Webley"].|| </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 138: </td> <td> Line 155: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- </span> </td> <td> <span>+ <br> + ||&lt;bgcolor="#FFDDDD"&gt;Failed. No one looked into this. ||<br> + </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 145: </td> <td> Line 164: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- <br> - ||Current Status:||&lt;bgcolor="#FFFFBB"&gt;In progress. IET upgraded some of the email servers, so it's working faster for some people. However, IT has been fairly resistant to our efforts on all things; we are having difficulty on the staplers issue. And the staplers are of course higher priority.||</span> </td> <td> <span>+ ||Current Status:||&lt;bgcolor="#DDFFDD"&gt;Achieved, but not by us. There is a planned upgrade of the ["MyUCDavis"] service which should greatly improve the performance. We were mainly focused on getting the staplers, anyway. ||</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 156: </td> <td> Line 174: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ||&lt;bgcolor="#FFDDDD"&gt;Failed. No one made an effort to do this -- there was more focus on the ["Coffee House"] renovation. ||<br> + </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 180: </td> <td> Line 200: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- <br> - = SECRET AGENDA: Campus Kindness =</span> </td> <td> <span>+ ||&lt;bgcolor="#FFDDDD"&gt;Failed. No one seriously pursued this issue. ||<br> + <br> + <br> + =SECRET AGENDA: Campus Kindness=</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 188: </td> <td> Line 210: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- </span> </td> <td> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 192: </td> <td> Line 213: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ <br> + ||Current Status:||&lt;bgcolor="#DDFFDD"&gt;Achieved. The Warehouse 23 Climate Machines are starting to work. ||</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 198: </td> <td> Line 221: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- Please add any comments/questions below.<br> - [[Comments]]</span> </td> <td> <span>+ ||Current Status:||&lt;bgcolor="#FFDDDD"&gt;Failed. No one seriously looked into this issue. ||<br> + <br> + = Comments =<br> + Please add any comments/questions below. [[Comments]]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Friends Urging Campus Kindness Platformhttp://daviswiki.org/Friends_Urging_Campus_Kindness_Platform2006-01-19 00:17:15MatthewKeysRobRoy should have a say in this. It belongs here or as a comment (chg later) <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Friends Urging Campus Kindness Platform<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 1: </td> <td> Line 1: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ [Added on 19-January-2006 by user ["RobRoy"]...["Friends Urging Campus Kindness"] was an ["ASUCD"] ["ASUCD Senate" Senate] ["Slate" slate] with lots of lofty goals that were mostly created by Brent Laabs on this wiki page. Wether these goals were achieved or not, and the public scrutiny of their failure, fell upon the burden of ["Rob Roy"] and ["Kristen Birdsall"].<br> + <br> + The slate is dead so is the platform.]<br> + <br> + -----<br> + </span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Friends Urging Campus Kindness Platformhttp://daviswiki.org/Friends_Urging_Campus_Kindness_Platform2006-01-18 16:22:23PhilipNeustromRevert to version dated 2006-01-14 14:10:29. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Friends Urging Campus Kindness Platform<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 1: </td> <td> Line 1: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- ["Friends Urging Campus Kindness"] was an ["ASUCD"] ["ASUCD Senate" Senate] ["Slate" slate] with lots of lofty goals that were mostly created by Brent Laabs on this wiki page. Wether these goals were achieved or not, and the public scrutiny of their failure, fell upon the burden of ["Rob Roy"] and ["Kristen Birdsall"].<br> - <br> - The slate is dead so is the platform.</span> </td> <td> <span>+ This is the official platform of the ["Friends Urging Campus Kindness"] ["ASUCD"] ["ASUCD Senate" Senate] ["Slate" slate]. This text is not for the faint of heart, but it is the source for those who want to examine the platform in depth. Those who want to have a more cursory look at what the ["Slate"] stands for should look at ["Friends Urging Campus Kindness Issues"].<br> + <br> + [[TableOfContents]]<br> + <br> + '''Reading this document'''[[BR]]<br> + Updates on the progress of particular issues will be color coded as follows:<br> + ||&lt;bgcolor="#DDFFDD"&gt;Achieved.||<br> + ||&lt;bgcolor="#FFFFBB"&gt;In Progress.||<br> + ||&lt;bgcolor="#FFDDDD"&gt;Failed.||<br> + ||&lt;bgcolor="#DDDDFF"&gt;On the Ballot.[[BR]](For the Fall 2005 Election)||<br> + <br> + <br> + <br> + = Student Government for All Students = <br> + Downstairs Office Hours:: Very few students know what the ["ASUCD"] ["ASUCD Senate" Senate] actually does; even fewer know how to contact their senators. We at ["Friends Urging Campus Kindness"] plan to hold office hours on the ["Quad"], or at ASUCD's office on the first floor of the ["Memorial Union" MU] during inclement weather. In this way, we will better be able to connect to students. All you have to do is walk by the ["Memorial Union" MU] at lunch time, and a senator will be available to talk about the issues you care about.<br> + <br> + ||Current Status:||&lt;bgcolor="#DDFFDD"&gt;Achieved. Friends Senators ["Kristen Birdsall"] and ["Rob Roy"] hold their office hours on the ["Quad"] in front of the ["MU"] about once a week. ["Ari Kalfayan"] and ["Janine Fiel"] have also been spotted holding office hours on the Quad. See ["ASUCD Senate" Senate] to see the hours -- if they're not downstairs they're up on the 3^rd^ floor. Though the Senate bought an $80 unenvironmentally friendly vinyl sign, Rob made a rather awesome sign for senate office hours on canvas.||<br> + <br> + ASUCD Documents Available Online:: Currently, very few government documents are online. Only bills already passed by the ["ASUCD Senate" Senate] and signed by the ["ASUCD President" President] are online &amp;#8211; but wouldn't you like to know about that $42,000 laser printer before they buy it? Many documents are only available on the third floor of the ["Memorial Union" MU], and you have to ask to look at them, as they are not on public display. Making ["ASUCD"] budgets, upcoming ["ASUCD Senate" Senate] bills, ["ASUCD Senate" Senate] agendas, and ["ASUCD Court" ASUCD Court] documents available online is a good remedy to an administration which has repeatedly broken the public trust.<br> + <br> + ||&lt;rowspan="2"&gt;Current Status:||&lt;bgcolor="#DDFFDD"&gt;Achieved. ["SOSSS"]/["Independent"] candidate ["Jonathon Leathers"] wrote a bill to have legislation put online, which was then greatly augmented by ["Thomas Lloyd"]. It passed through a bizarrely arduous journey in the Internet and Networking Committee, and then was approved unanimously by the ["ASUCD Senate" Senate]. Bills are online and each has a one-sentence description.||<br> + ||&lt;bgcolor="#FFDDDD"&gt;Failed. A bill was approved by the ["Internal Affairs Commission"] and went to ["ASUCD Senate" Senate] to record minutes for the Elections Committee during meetings where violation points may be assessed. These minutes will then be released to the public and available for review by the ["ASUCD Court"]. This way, we can understand their reasoning for punishments given to candidates and establish precedent to ensure consistency in the future. However, this bill was changed by the senators, such as ["LEAD" LEAD's] ["ThomasLloyd" Thomas Lloyd], to keep the minutes secret from the public. They will still be available to the court, but this hardly looks like open government. This method was, however, overwhelmingly seen as the more responsible move to make, and key arguments to keep the minutes private were, in fact, made by F.U.C.K.'s very own ["RobRoy" Rob Roy] - Seen [http://californiaaggie.com/article/?id=9272 here].||<br> + <br> + ''See ["ASUCD Open Government"] for more information. Also, ["Jonathon Leathers"]' bill is a step in the right direction, but it still doesn't put anything aside from ["ASUCD Senate"] bills (pending, revised, etc) online. So still no budgets or ["ASUCD Court"] documents.''<br> + <br> + ASUCD Documents Available at Senate Meetings:: Whenever we attend the ["ASUCD Senate" senate], there are never enough agendas available for everyone. Those with their own laptops may be able to access them if they are available online, as mentioned above. However, we would like a laptop and a printer available at ["ASUCD Senate" senate] meetings, so that no student is left out of the proceedings. In this way, everyone can understand the process, comment, and help build better bylaws &amp;#8211; without needing to waste paper!<br> + <br> + Promote Interactions with Student Clubs:: Student clubs are one of the most important aspects, and have a variety of needs. Since these organizations are the best place for students to have a collective voice in student government, we have already passed a provision in the Electoral Reform bill to allow ["Student Organizations"] to endorse candidates. We will cooperate with Senator ["Janine Fiel"] and seek to hear the opinions of many different campus clubs.<br> + <br> + ||Current Status:||&lt;bgcolor="#FFFFBB"&gt;In Progress. ["LEAD"] Senator ["Janine Fiel"] held an ASUCD Forum for ["Student Organizations"] called "ASUCD vs. Diversity" on Wednesday, April 13. Several Friends Urging Campus Kindness and ["LEAD"] members attended, and it seemed rather successful. A lot of issues regarding diversity were raised, and everyone got a better idea of how to get involved in ASUCD.[[BR]][[BR]]Some affiliates of the slate are attending club meetings, and giving updates ont the progress of the Friends' issues.[[BR]][[BR]]Issues to be resolved: As far as we could tell, there were no ["Student Focus"] affiliates attending. And it seemed like many of the people who attended were already somewhat active in student activities -- it strengthened the ties between the active members of the community, but it drew in relatively few outsiders.||<br> + <br> + Senate Meetings in the Coffee House:: We feel that the ["ASUCD"] government spends way too much time on the third floor of the ["Memorial Union" MU]. By moving the ["ASUCD Senate" senate] meetings into the ["Coffee House"], we can promote ["ASUCD"], increase attendance, and accommodate more people. This may require meetings to start at 6 PM instead of 5:30 PM, but this change is a small sacrifice compared to the input of the people.<br> + <br> + ||Current Status:||&lt;bgcolor="#FFFFBB"&gt;In Progress. ASUCD is currently planning an expansion of the ["Coffee House"], using money already approved by the ["Campus Expansion Initiative"]. It's possible that we could get a place that could be downstairs, and better suited to the Senate's needs.||<br> + <br> + <br> + = Commissions and Committees =<br> + Merge Health and Wellbeing Committee into Gender and Sexuality Commission:: The ["Health and Wellbeing Committee"] has only one or two projects every year, and yet the members are paid and the unit has a budget. We think that we need to stop this piece of government pork and reorganize the committee's duties into the duties of the ["Gender and Sexuality Commission"]. As health is a major issue in sexuality, we feel that this ["Gender and Sexuality Commission" GASC] is the best equipped to deal with the mission of promoting health in general. In addition, it would lend credibility to the unit, which comes under frequent fire from those with less kinky leanings. Also, after the merger, we will support renaming the ["Gender and Sexuality Commission"] into something more inclusive if there is enough impetus to do so.<br> + <br> + ||Current Status:||&lt;bgcolor="#DDFFDD"&gt;Achieved. The new ["ASUCD Controller" Controller], ["Devin Whitney"] (["LEAD"]) was primarily responsible for removing the line item from the budget for the Health and Wellbeing Committee. Some of the activities of the former committee will be merged into the Campus Safety unit and the Campus Organizing and Outreach Office. However, most of the activity will take place where it is done best: the ["Health Education and Promotion"] program at ["Cowell Student Health Center"].||<br> + <br> + Increase Gender and Sexuality Commission's Budget:: Cost of one fire truck for ["Aggie Pack"] to launch tube socks: $5,000. Annual budget of the ["Gender and Sexuality Commission"]: $3,099. We believe that the ["ASUCD Senate" Senate] has misplaced its priorities in the past by promoting special interests such as ["Aggie Pack"] rather than funding projects that benefit a large number of students. ["Gender and Sexuality Commission" GASC] projects are educational as well as entertaining, and provide a lot more quality to student life than getting hit in the head by a tube sock.<br> + <br> + ||Current Status:||&lt;bgcolor="#DDFFDD"&gt;Achieved. I think they got about $800 more. I'm not sure on the amount because I don't have a copy of the budget, but I think we can look forward to more Sex Toy Workshops.||<br> + <br> + Senators at Commission Meetings:: One of the problems that is almost routine in ["ASUCD Senate" Senate] is the lack of Senators at Commission meetings. These commissions are the heart and soul of ["ASUCD" ASUCD's] activities at ["UC Davis"]. We promise that our ["Slate" slate] members will attend more commission meetings, so that we will be able to make informed decisions on important issues. We also promise to read all of the legislation before we come to ["ASUCD Senate" senate] meetings. That should be a no-brainer, but it is far too often an issue at ["ASUCD Senate" senate] meetings.<br> + <br> + ||Current Status:||&lt;bgcolor="#DDFFDD"&gt;Achieved. Read Sen. Rob Roy's [http://www.livejournal.com/users/senatorroy Senate Livejournal] if you want confirmation.[[BR]][[BR]]Also of note, we are the only slate whose senators have not moved a commission chair to tears.||<br> + <br> + <br> + = ASUCD Budget =<br> + Fiscal Responsibility:: We promise to stop wasteful spending, because your tuition keeps increasing due to the State of California's financial difficulties. Yet a part of your tuition goes to pay for ["ASUCD"] programs, to the tune of $105. Though we hope to be able to return part of this money to you, the least we can do is to be fiscally responsible in how we spend your hard-earned (or hard-Direct Loaned) money.<br> + <br> + ||Current Status:||&lt;bgcolor="#DDFFDD"&gt;Achieved. Budget Hearings resulted in some pretty good things. The unit ["Turbulence"] was dissolved, saving ~$1,500. The ["Health and Wellbeing Committee"] was also dissolved (see above), saving a few hundred. Sadly, the ["Entertainment Council"]'s Budget was cut by $30,000, but a large reason for this was because funds had been mismanaged in the past.||<br> + <br> + [[Thumbnail(old_asucd_sign.jpg)]]<br> + <br> + Stopping Wasteful Spending:: During the last year at ["ASUCD Senate" Senate], some very odd projects got approved. The foremost of these lapses in senatorial judgment was the purchase of a fire truck for ["Aggie Pack"]. We would not oppose the truck if it was intended to put out fires, but this truck is intended to rain down tube socks on the heads of Aggie fans. Tube socks, for God's sake! Even worse, the truck isn't even working yet! Recently, the ["ASUCD Senate" Senate] passed a bill to allocate $80 to purchase a big sign saying "ASUCD Senator Office Hours" for having office hours on the quad. The problem: they already had such a sign, which was in perfectly usable condition but hasn't been used in years. The bill was passed unanimously with the old sign in the room, so ["RevChad"] and ["Rob Roy"] permanently borrowed without permission the old sign with plans to protest this wasteful spending by using only the old sign should they win senate seats. ["ASUCD"] should focus projects that benefit students, not special interests and absurd redundancy.<br> + <br> + ||Current Status:||&lt;bgcolor="#FFFFBB"&gt;Both Achieved and Failed. Here's why. Slate members haven't voted to buy us a new fire truck that doesn't put out fires, nor expensive plasma screens which probably won't even make money for AGTV. The new Senate has effectively stopped the purchase of such large ridiculous projects.[[BR]][[BR]]However, Sen. ["Rob Roy"] did not vote to reject the purchase of a vinyl sign for the ["External Affairs Commission"] (approx $80) -- after he already proved that you can make an awesome sign with just cloth. ["EAC"] commissioner and canvas sign maker, ["Pete Hernandez"], stated at the Senate meeting that the commission wanted a profesional-looking sign, which he was unsure that he could do.||<br> + <br> + ''There has certainly been progress in other areas [than the vinyl sign]. I agree the sign purchase is stupid, though -- especially since it's the freaking external affairs commission (and not the external affairs office..a minor point but it's important because one's duty is to see legislation and the other is supposed to actually be out there, you know, doing stuff'' --["PhilipNeustrom"]<br> + <br> + Cheaper ASUCD Retreats:: Currently, there is an ["ASUCD"] government retreat which takes place in Lake Tahoe and costs you, the student, $2,000 of ["ASUCD"] funds. I'm sure everyone involved in ["ASUCD"] enjoys the cabins and the catering, and I'm sure it helps everyone to become friends &amp;#8211; just like our ["Slate" slate]! But the problem is that it doesn't benefit anyone but the student government officials themselves. We believe that we can become friends without spending so much money. We urge the ["ASUCD Senate" Senate] to show kindness to the campus by holding a retreat somewhere far cheaper, maybe as a camping trip or on campus. Some members of the ["Slate" slate] suggested holding it at the ["Pirate Ship"], but for some reason #1 candidate ["Rob Roy"] didn't like us volunteering his house. We've been told that there is an extra mattress there for those who pass out from overlegislation.<br> + <br> + ||Current Status:||&lt;bgcolor="#DDFFDD"&gt;Achieved. With the new budget, ASUCD retreats will only cost $1,000.||<br> + <br> + Two-thirds Amendment for Increasing Fees:: Currently, ["ASUCD"] has the highest fees of any student body in the U.C. system. Due to two initiatives that have passed in recent years &amp;#8211; the ["Move to D1"] and the ["FACE Initiative"] &amp;#8211; your fees have shot up dramatically. Since voter turnout is so small in ["ASUCD"] elections, a minority of people can easily overwhelm a majority of students who don't want the initiative but are not informed enough to vote. We believe that a fee increase should represent everyone's desire for a bigger student government, and so we propose an ["ASUCD"] Constitutional Amendment that will require two-thirds of voters to increase the amount you pay in fees.<br> + <br> + ||Current Status:||&lt;bgcolor="#DDFFDD"&gt;Achieved. ["Thomas Lloyd"] reintroduced the bill in the form of [http://asucd.ucdavis.edu/gov/docs/newleg/CA.08.Spring.05.doc Constitutional Amendment #8], which requires 60% to approve fee increases. It went through ["IAC"] (where Official Candidate ["Chad Van Schoelandt"] is now a Commissioner) and ["Business and Finance Commission"]. It passed Senate with a vote of 11-1, Kalfayan being the only opposition. In the ["Winter 2005 ASUCD Election"], it passed by a large margin. [[BR]][[BR]]Rob also quixotically tryed to repeal the ["Move to D1"]. He found out that it had been '''illegally placed on the ballot''', after the deadline for ballot initiatives. However, this doesn't affect things one way or another, because the ["UCD Administrative Officers" UCD Administration] determined the increase in fees, not the students. We are saddened at the lack of respect shown for the bylaws by all of the parties involved.||<br> + <br> + No Embezzlement:: For those of you who still think fondly of the ["SOSSS" Students for an Orwellian Student Senate Slate] (SOSSS), we still carry some of their traditions forward to this day. One of those traditions is a promise that every member of the ["Friends Urging Campus Kindness"] ["Slate" slate] will uphold: We doublepluspromise that we will embezzle unmore than other candidates. If you're wondering if this is really an issue, I have two words for you: ["Black Caesar" Tiqula Bledsoe]. You can look him up.<br> + <br> + Support Community Projects:: We have a strong sense of activism, and we feel that ["ASUCD"] funds should be directed towards resources for the campus community in Davis or the world at large. For instance, The House, DavisWiki, and the Counseling Center all provide a great deal of Campus Kindness. But we should not isolate ourselves from the world community either; ["ASUCD"] money should be spent to help tsunami relief and future natural disasters of that scale.<br> + <br> + Audits of ASUCD Units:: ["ASUCD"] has many units, and many of them are quite good at serving the undergraduates here at UCD: The ["Coffee House"], ["Unitrans"], and the ["Whole Earth Festival"], and ["The California Aggie"]. However, some programs really need a lot of research to see whether they truly serve the campus community. ["AGTV"] is a good opportunity to work on television, but do their ratings justify the program? Campus safety is an issue important to many of us, but is the ["Campus Safety"] Unit working in an effective way to increase safety? We are not afraid to investigate fully before we come to any decision, as it is the job of the ["ASUCD Senate" Senate] to make sure that your money is serving you.<br> + <br> + <br> + ||Current Status:||&lt;bgcolor="#DDFFDD"&gt;Achieved. Senate has passed a bill requiring the ["Internal Affairs Commission"] to update "Admin Plans" on each unit of ASUCD every other year. This means that every part of the student government will have its goals and projects analysed, hopefully connecting the Senate and the various units more.[[BR]][[BR]]In other news, the ["ASUCD Campus Safety"] unit was disbanded, and the AGTV screens still aren't up.||<br> + <br> + <br> + = External Affairs =<br> + The Fight for Your Right to Party:: John Locke once said that "the right to party" is alienable, and has to be fought for (Stewart et al. 2004). This fact is very apparent in Davis, a community divided into students and residents. The residents, who control most of the city government in Davis, refuse to acknowledge many of the aspects that shape college life. But candidate ["Rob Roy"], as well as the rest of the ["Slate" slate], will fight for your right to party. In fact, ["Rob Roy"] has a vested interest in it, as concerts at his house, the ["Pirate Ship"], rack up hundreds of dollars in noise violations. The ["Davis Police Department" Davis Police] enforce a strict policy against open containers of ["Alcohol" alcohol], even when having an open bottle of beer is harming no one. If elected, we will lobby to resolve these issues by working with the Davis ["City Council"] and create an environment in Davis that includes students.<br> + <br> + End Davis Apartheid:: Davis is a house divided against itself. Many students feel as if the residents wish to exclude them, and to make life difficult. As students and residents have different priorities, it is important that both groups are represented on Davis ["City Council"]. However, the City Council elections are held in June, during finals week when many students aren't interested voting. These elections need to be moved to November, when most other elections are held and students are most interested in voting. We will also lobby for the city to adopt ["Choice Voting"] for council elections.<br> + <br> + ||Current Status:||&lt;bgcolor="#FFFFBB"&gt;In Progress. Friends Urging Campus Kindness senators, as well as many other associates of the slate, have been working very closely with the ["Davis Citizens for Representation"] and showing up at Davis Governance Task Force meetings, ["Davis City Council"] meetings, helping with tabling at ["Farmers Market"] for ["Choice Voting"], and helping to produce literature about ["Choice Voting"]. Currently, the council is considering whether to adopt the recommendations of the Task Force, which include Choice Voting for the city of ["Davis"]. Urger ["Pete Hernandez"] is currently on ["External Affairs Commission"] and working on a Choice Voting Forum for students and the community to learn about what choice voting could do for the city of Davis.||<br> + <br> + Creating a Davis Night Life:: If only there was a good place for people to perform and have a good time in Davis, there wouldn't be the need for so many house parties. If Davis had a nightclub, residents wouldn't be disturbed and Davis would have an actual night life. We propose that we investigate the creation of a nightclub in the city of Davis, owned and operated by ["ASUCD"]. We will also sell ["Alcohol" beer] and ["Alcohol" wine] produced on campus by the Food Science, Viticulture, and Enology departments. This is our most ambitious proposal, and we will seek private investment and a business plan to create a profitable venture.<br> + <br> + Lobbying for Students and Ethics of Lobbying:: We promise that we will only lobby for issues that relate directly to students and student life. This includes promoting school diversity, reducing student fees, and support for union labor on campus. However, we will work hard to make sure that we do not endorse candidates for public office or issues that most students will not support. This is not to say that we won't take a stand for issues we believe in. We plan on using the ["ASUCD Senate" senate] as a soapbox on which to present our issues, without making the ["ASUCD Senate" senate] vote. In this way, we can balance activism with responsibility to all of the students we represent.<br> + <br> + No Dead Day on Saturday:: The ["UC Davis" University] schedule should offer a real day off between classes and their finals, not a lame excuse for a Dead Day on Saturday. They should know that we already have that day off, but we really could use an extra day to study. If the University wants us to do well on our finals, we believe that they should give us an actual Dead Day for studying. This ["Slate" slate] is committed to lobbying the ["UC Davis" University] to give us a real Dead Day.<br> + <br> + <br> + = ASUCD Internal Reforms =<br> + More Power to the Judicial Branch:: The Judicial Branch has very little power in ["ASUCD"], and that has clearly caused an imbalance of power in the student government. The other two branches have been free to create many controversies due to the lack of oversight: the ["Election Statement Controversy"], the ["Campaigning in Dorms Controversy"], and ["Lamargate"]. We seek to restore the power of the ["ASUCD Court"] so that procedural errors can be avoided in the ["ASUCD Senate" senate], commissions, committees, and the ["ASUCD President" presidency]. This might require a public prosecutor and a public defender to work for ["ASUCD"] to bring more cases before problems arise. It also might require ["ASUCD"] be given back the elections jurisdiction. We promise that we will make the ["ASUCD Court" Judiciary] a working branch of the student government.<br> + <br> + ||Current Status:||&lt;bgcolor="#DDFFDD"&gt;Achieved. ["BrentLaabs"] and other slate members have written a bill to restore the power of ["ASUCD Court"] in elections. This passed Senate with a high level of support. Due to what some consider a slow response in the ["Unqualified Candidates Scandal"], some question the wisdom of this now, but our slate stands by the Court.||<br> + <br> + Reduced Power for the Executive:: Over his term, ["ASUCD President"] ["Kalen Gallagher"] has had free rein over all of ["ASUCD"]. He vetoed legislation which would have kept your fees from increasing in the future. The ["ASUCD Court" Judicial Branch] cannot author legislation because of ["Kalen Gallagher" Kalen's] veto, but the ["ASUCD President" Executive] can write as much legislation as he wants. The office of the ["ASUCD President" president] has a $20,000 slush fund, to do with as he wants. Many of the autocrats in ["ASUCD"] have been removed, such as "Queen" ["Vicki Swett" Victoria Swett] and "["Black Caesar"]" Tiqula Bledsoe. Clearly, there needs to be more oversight of the ["ASUCD President" President] in the future. The ["Countback"] Amendment, discussed below, is one important way to accomplish this.<br> + <br> + The Countback Amendment:: ["Choice Voting" Choice voting] is a brilliant system, because it allows you to determine a lot about voter preferences. When a senator resigns, the next person who would have been elected fills the empty seat, if the ["Countback"] Amendment to the ["ASUCD"] Constitution is adopted. As ["Kalen Gallagher"] has filled 4 of the 12 ["ASUCD Senate" Senate] seats due to resignations, power has shifted to the ["ASUCD President" President] and away from the people. This amendment by the ["Davis College Green Party"] would change this; it has our full support. In addition, we will continue our pursuit of elections reform, if need arises.<br> + <br> + ||Current Status:||&lt;bgcolor="#DDFFDD"&gt;Achieved. The bill for Countback Amendment, written by ["PhilipNeustrom"] and ["Jonathon Leathers"]. It passed the ["Internal Affairs Commission"] easily, and it passed the ["ASUCD Senate" Senate] on 4/7 with a vote of 11-1-0 (["Ari Kalfayan" Kalfayan] opposed). The ["Countback Amendment"] passed during the ["Fall 2005 ASUCD Election"] with a high level of support.||<br> + <br> + Rewrite the senate's Standing Rules:: The way the ["ASUCD Senate" Senate] currently works, abstentions are treated the same as "no" votes; bills must be approved by a majority of ["ASUCD Senate" senate] seats. Thus, if there is a vacancy in the ["ASUCD Senate" senate], it essentially counts as a "no" vote. Some bills have failed even with a majority of seated senators in support the bills. This is extraordinarily stupid. No elected body works like this. Majority calculations should be calculated based on the number actually participating in the vote, and it will be if we're elected.<br> + <br> + ||Current Status:||&lt;bgcolor="#DDFFDD"&gt;Achieved. A bill to this effect, written by Campaign Manager ["AnthonyParisi"] and the rest of the slate, was passed by the ["Internal Affairs Commission"] on 4/11. It was reworded in ["ASUCD Senate" Senate] on 4/14, and passed unanimously.[[BR]][[BR]] On an interesting note, a motion to send the bill back to IAC drew several abstentions -- enough to fail the motion. VP/Parlimentarian ["Darnell Holloway"] has been in Senate long enough to occasionally forget this rule change, causing quite a few points of order.||<br> + <br> + Expand the Senate to 18 Seats:: To take full advantage of ["Choice Voting"], we need to have more senators to represent every group on campus better. Campus conservatives have a senator &amp;#8211; why can't engineers? By putting 9 people in ["ASUCD Senate" senate] seats each election (18 total), we ensure that a more diverse group is put in the ["ASUCD Senate" senate]. Diversity of opinions is what makes a university great, and will make the ["ASUCD Senate" senate] much better informed about all of campus life.<br> + <br> + * ''There has been much talk amongst the slate on this issue and we have decided that due to low voter turnout this would not be a feasible plan. If voter turnout was drastically increased then it may be suggested to have 15 senators. But we will talk about that when that is the case. As of now we realize that if there were 9 slots open every election then it would be too easy to get on the senate. But we do recognize that ["Choice Voting"] represents most students when the senate is large enough and voter turnout is high enough.'' - ["RobRoy"]<br> + <br> + * ''Just for comparison, UC Berkeley students elect 20 Senators at once. They've got 36,000 students with average voter turnout around 8,000-9,000. With a threshold of 5%, this comes out to around 400 votes needed to win. In a recent election, about 100 candidates ran from 15 registered parties. Also, note that since ASUCD has staggered elections, the threshold for representation gets inflated twice as much. By the way, an effort is underway this week (signature-gathering phase) at UCLA to move them to a 20-member student Senate elected by choice voting. (Don't mean to intrude on your platform -- you can move this if you want. --CJ)''<br> + <br> + Protect Freedom of Speech:: We believe the Freedom of Speech is the foundation of a free society, and that this right to expression must include Freedom of Emotional Speech as well. However, some emotionally charged words have been censored at ["UC Davis" UCD] and in the ["ASUCD Senate" senate], most notably by ["Paloma Perez"]. That is not like ["Friends Urging Campus Kindness"] at all. We believe that Freedom of all speech must be protected at ["ASUCD Senate" senate] meetings, election forums, campaigns, and Write Club events. Far too many have been censored so far, to the detriment of us all.<br> + <br> + ||Current Status:||&lt;bgcolor="#DDFFDD"&gt;Achieved. But not by the way we expected. Senate has become a more civilized place, where fewer people are feeling so frustrated that no one is listening to them that they feel the need to swear. ASUCD actually listen to you now.[[BR]][[BR]]It has been suggested the people express their discontent at Senate by raising their fists and yelling "This is an outrage!", a la ["Jason Webley"].||<br> + <br> + <br> + Stop Moving/Threatening to Move the Project Compost office, for Christ's Sake:: Not much more needs to be said, except that the ["Project Compost"] office clearly belongs where it is, underground.<br> + <br> + ||Current Status:||&lt;bgcolor="#DDFFDD"&gt;Achieved. The new ["Campus Center for the Environment"] is now colocated with Project Compost, which sounds like excellent roommates to us. Project Compost's budget was actually increased in the most recent hearings.||<br> + <br> + <br> + = Campus Infrastructure =<br> + Remote print stations:: We think you should be able to print to ["Campus" campus] from anywhere, whether it's from the ["Campus" campus] wireless network or from home. We will make the printer drivers available online so anyone on the wireless network can print without taking up space in already crowded computer labs. One day, printing on campus will become as easy as {{{lpr -PMUremote foo.pdf}}} is!<br> + ||Current Status:||&lt;bgcolor="#DDFFDD"&gt;Achieved temporarily. See ["Remote Printing"] - ["IET"] said nothing about its availability to us when we met with them; however, it seems that it was accessible for a short time, but then shut down.||<br> + <br> + Sanitary Seat Covers in Restrooms:: For some reason, there are no seat covers in ["Shields Library" Shields Library], one of the ["Campus" campus's] dirtiest ["Cleanest Bathrooms" bathrooms] and most highly trafficked buildings. They say that they don't have the budget for seat covers, but there are seat covers in ["Mrak Hall"]. We will lobby the ["UC Davis" university] administration to put seat covers everywhere, as it is such a simple sanitary device that all people should have access to them when they need them. If the administration is unwilling or unable to accommodate the sanitary needs of the students, staff, and faculty that frequent ["Shields Library" Shields Library], we will take it upon ourselves to create a bill to purchase the seat covers and pay for the installation.<br> + <br> + * ''[http://www.californiaaggie.com/article/?id=5661 This is why there are no seat covers]. Perhaps ["Tandem Properties"] would pay for seat covers if they all said "TANDEM - WE'VE GOT YOUR ASS COVERD" on them.'' - ["ArlenAbraham" arlen]<br> + <br> + Speed Up Geckomail:: Some of us have noticed that the campus webmail, or Geckomail, has been exceptionally slow lately. We're not sure where the data bottleneck is, but it would be possible to use ["ASUCD"] funds to purchase a new server if it is needed. Though truly, it is the ["UC Davis" university's] responsibility to maintain the system, and perhaps a little "encouragement" from student government is all they need to get into action.<br> + <br> + ''This will never happen. Geckomail is slow because it's a piece of shit program. If you want it to be faster, it needs to be rewritten. Also, I would think that email servers (ie bronze.ucdavis.edu), would be different machines than the ones that host the web program. In order to make the email servers noticibly faster, ["ASUCD"] would have to spend redicilous amounts of money. That's not their job, they don't have a budget for buying servers. ["IET"] is much bigger than you and the ammount of beaurocracy there is incredible. If you want your email to be faster and more reliable, forward it somewhere else. I'm sure IET has longrange plans to improve/replace geckomail, they're very smart. Spending money on servers would be reactionary and stupid.'' - ["ArlenAbraham" arlen]<br> + <br> + <br> + ||Current Status:||&lt;bgcolor="#FFFFBB"&gt;In progress. IET upgraded some of the email servers, so it's working faster for some people. However, IT has been fairly resistant to our efforts on all things; we are having difficulty on the staplers issue. And the staplers are of course higher priority.||<br> + <br> + Television in the MU?:: Though the ["SOSSS"] part of our ["Slate" slate] normally supports telescreens, we're not sure the rest of the campus does. We wish to take a poll of the ["Campus" campus] and ask them, "Do you think that the television in the ["Memorial Union" MU], which broadcasts what is essentially advertising, belongs in a university, given how much money it makes for ["ASUCD"]?" We think your opinion is important, and we will listen to all public opinion polls as they represent the opinion of the campus in general, not just ["ASUCD"] politicos.<br> + <br> + ||Current Status:||&lt;bgcolor="#FFFFBB"&gt;In progress. We're trying to find a place for the telescreens where they won't annoy too many people. ["AGTV"] continues to base its economic future on the screens, which is somewhat troubling considering the operating life of the plasma screens among other factors. However, pressure has been applied to the idea of moving one screen to the ["ARC"] and only moving one screen into the ["CoHo"] (if you don't know what this is refering to: [http://californiaaggie.com/article/?id=7370 info] [http://californiaaggie.com/article/?id=7452 editorial]). It might be the case that no screens will show up in the ["CoHo"], and only one screen will be purchased. Furthermore, ["AGTV"] may get its own office in the ["ARC"]. Hopefully we'll save a lot of money, put the TV in a better place, and cut the TV count.||<br> + <br> + <br> + = Campus Entertainment =<br> + Old Firehouse Venue for Music Performances:: A long time ago, one ["Slate" slate] promised the Old Firehouse to be used as a new venue for ["Davis Music Scene"] events. However, that ["Slate" slate] has a history of breaking the public trust, thus it is not surprising that they broke this campaign promise as well. Pro-music candidate ["Rob Roy"] will fight for use of this building as a new venue, bringing more culture to ["Campus" campus].<br> + <br> + ''It was my understanding that the building was going to be [http://www.californiaaggie.com/article/?id=7726 destroyed] and that they were going to build somehting else. I don't think that this issue is the fault of ["Student Focus"], (conviencing the university to not tear down a bulding and build something useful would be difficult at best) and that the above paragraph is a misguided ["Shadiness Factor" cheapshot]. Then again, ["Kalen Gallagher" Kalen] could have lied about the campus' plans.'' - ["ArlenAbraham" arlen]<br> + Last I heard the building was going to be used for the ["Technocultural Studies"] program. --["PhilipNeustrom"]<br> + <br> + More Entertainment Council Events:: The ["ASUCD Entertainment Council"] needs more money, so it can put on more events. This would include more concerts by all kinds of artists not allowed in the Mondavi Center, as well as more free movie previews which have been extremely popular on ["Campus" campus]. We are, after all, the ["Slate" slate] of bread and circuses.<br> + <br> + ||Current Status:||&lt;bgcolor="#FFDDDD"&gt;Failed. Quite incredibly. ["ASUCD Entertainment Council"] got cut by US$30,000 in the ["ASUCD Budget"] for 2005/2006. That's like $50,000 Canadian. Hopefully they can make do with the $61,884 subsidy and $310,680 operating budget that they still have, since they only lost 1/3 of their subsidy. ["Kristen Birdsall"] attempted to allocate more money to the ["Entertainment Council"], but found little support other than from ["Ari Kalfayan" Senator Kalfayan]. We hope that they can find more local bands willing to play for non-outrageous sums of money. On a side note, ["El Rodeo"] lost about $30,000 last year.||<br> + <br> + = Student Services =<br> + More Unitrans or Tipsy Taxi Runs:: We've all been there. You need a ride on ["Unitrans"] or ["Tipsy Taxi"], and it's nowhere to be found. ["Unitrans"] runs stop at midnight, and ["Tipsy Taxi"] has only one dispatcher to handle the demand. However, this is the time when most people will be too drunk to drive home. We think that there should be increased service at this time to prevent drunk driving and offer more alternative tranportation. ["Friends Urging Campus Kindness"] will investigate this, and see which program would be most effective in transporting people from a party to their homes. This might require something like a $1 fee for ["Unitrans"] on late runs, but it would be worth it in terms of the safety and kindness you would bring to the campus. Also, we will investigate Sunday ["Unitrans"] runs (probably (P/Q lines) &amp;#8211; not everyone in Band-uhtrans! could possibly party every weekend.<br> + <br> + ||Current Status:||&lt;bgcolor="#DDFFDD"&gt;Achieved (at least partially). Tipsy Taxi is increasing its service to 2AM, which is at least bar closing time. Small steps, everyone. Tipsy Taxi runs now cost more due to a tighter budget, but you can get the same $1 fee with prepaid cards, thanks to ["Thomas Lloyd" Senator Lloyd].||<br> + <br> + Staplers in the Computer Labs:: It should be obvious that people will want to ["Campus Staplers" staple] things in the computer labs after they've printed them out. However, there are no ["Campus Staplers" staplers] in the labs. We've heard that they were stolen in the past, and we've come up with a brilliant solution: bolt them down. We have already written a bill allocating a couple hundred dollars from Capital Reserves to buy some ["Campus Staplers" staplers] for the labs. Solving the little annoyances in student life should be the domain of student government.<br> + <br> + ||Current Status:||&lt;bgcolor="#DDFFDD"&gt;Achieved. ["Rob Roy"] had extensive meetings with the director of the Campus ["Computer Labs"], which eventually resulted in a electric stapler pilot program in the ["MU"] lab. This has now expanded to all major campus labs.[[BR]][[BR]]Due to the delay in achieving this objective, the ["Stapler Liberation Front"] took matters into their own hands, and made an appearance at the Senate.||<br> + <br> + Promoting Campus Safety:: It seems to us that there are already plenty of programs that increase safety on campus, and few people know about them. Self-defense classes are taught through the ["Women's Center"], and Aggie Hosts already provides an ["Campus Safety Escort Service" Escort Service] at night. Publicity of these resources already available to people would really help improve Campus Kindness. We will also look at funding the Women's Center and the ["LGBTRC" LGBT Resource Center] in any programs they have to promote tolerance and decrease sexual assault.<br> + <br> + Book Prices:: It would be nice to take advantage of the free market when it comes to purchasing books for our classes. Currently, most students do not know what books are required for a particular class until the first day of lecture. Usually, there are assignments or readings required relatively soon after that day. This usually leaves just enough time to go to the ["Campus" campus] bookstore to purchase the book at its (relatively high) price. In order to allow students to shop around for the best price from competing vendors, a hallmark of our free market society, we propose that the student government compile a list of all required texts for all possible classes for each quarter and publish them on a central web site, including ISBN numbers, before the start of the quarter to allow all students enough time to look around for the best price. This would increase competition among all vendors and ultimatly lead to lower prices for the students.<br> + <br> + ||Current Status:||&lt;bgcolor="#DDFFDD"&gt;Achived. See '''[http://daviswiki.org/cool_files/books/ daviswiki.org/cool_files/books]''' (''we hope the functionality will eventually be on the ["ASUCD Website"], but it was necessary to release the information as quickly as possible''). ["ASUCD"] ["Senator"] ["Kristen Birdsall"] worked for awhile investigating various ways of getting all the ISBN numbers and getting them online. Finally, she worked with the ["UC Davis Bookstore"] to obtain their master list of textbooks. [[BR]][[BR]] Additionally, Friends Urging Campus Kindness slate member ["RobertBaron"] is working with a ["CalPIRG"] committee to lobby for lower textbook prices. He also became chair of the new ["Textbook Affordability Special Committee"]. More information in [http://www.californiaaggie.com/article/?id=8337 this article] by the ["California Aggie"].||<br> + <br> + Reclaim the MU 5th Floor:: Though there are property insurance issues involved with people on the roof of ["Memorial Union"], it is obvious that it was designed to accomodate people. Since the radioactive ["KDVS"] antenna is no longer on the roof, we feel that everyone should be allowed to be on the 5^th^ Floor Patio. It is, after all, a '''student''' union owned by ["ASUCD"].<br> + <br> + <br> + = SECRET AGENDA: Campus Kindness =<br> + Social Revolution:: If there's one thing that Davis needs, it's a social revolution. We want a new culture, a new philosophy, and a new birth of freedom. We're not exactly sure how to accomplish this, but it will probably involve pot and/or Project Mayhem.<br> + <br> + ||Current Status:||&lt;bgcolor="#FFFFBB"&gt;In Progress. At least we stopped them from immanetizing the Eschaton.||<br> + <br> + More Redwood Trees on Campus:: Okay, we know these trees just suck up the water in the summer, but they're very nice, and add a great feel to the ["Campus" campus]. Redwood trees are the heart of California, and have a soul all their own. Besides, what other contribution can you make that will show ["Campus"] Kindness long after you're dead?<br> + <br> + <br> + ||Current Status:||&lt;bgcolor="#DDFFDD"&gt;Achieved. But not with redwoods, we instead helped to plant native species and drought tolerant trees. Senate passed a resolution supporting a 100-year plan for trees on campus. ["Chad Van Schoelandt"] helped plant the trees... and ["Eric Fox"] walked into one.||<br> + <br> + Terraforming:: We think that life in Davis would be greatly improved if we just installed some hills and an ocean. A mini-golf course would be great among such features. As card-carrying members of the Bavarian Illuminati fnord, our slate members will support all current plans for changing Davis' geography, if they exist.<br> + <br> + Clean Up Putah Creek:: Just because of its name, the body of water doesn't have to be as dirty as an old ''puta''. We'd like the campus to clean it up, and make water actually flow through there. There is definitely not enough ["Campus"] Kindness for the fish, and we friends are urging more kindness.<br> + <br> + * ''At first, i thought this was just as redicilous as terraforming. They've drained Putah in the past, only to have it become green once again. Solution: Make feeding the ["ducks"] in the ["Arboretum"] punishable by a $150 fine, and enforce it. Feeding the ducks ruins everything and people who do it should be fed to the ducks, but we can settle for fines.'' - ["ArlenAbraham" arlen]<br> + * ''I think the solution is not victimizing the ducks, but installing floating aeration pumps. These can be seen in ponds shooting jets of water into the air. People think they're decorative, but in fact they're there to get oxygen into the water, thus sterilizing unwanted microbes and keeping the pond clear.'' --["SteveDavison"]<br> + <br> + Please add any comments/questions below.<br> + [[Comments]]<br> + ------<br> + ''2005-01-27 22:19:42'' [[nbsp]] We should be planting Valley Oaks, not redwoods. --["JackHaskel"]<br> + ------<br> + ''2005-01-28 16:05:21'' [[nbsp]] I agree about the oaks. Native plants should be given preference over non-native generally, and the main focus should be on minimizing upkeep costs such as watering. --["RevChad"]<br> + ------<br> + ''2005-02-02 14:06:33'' [[nbsp]] I love the idea of Senate meetings in the CoHo. --["RishiTrivedi"]<br> + ------<br> + ''2005-02-03 02:50:10'' [[nbsp]] but what about sudden oak death??? --["LisaDavis"]------<br> + ''2005-02-03 08:13:05'' [[nbsp]] Last I heard, the Valley Oak was not one of the species effected by Sudden Oak Death Syndrome. My main point was that we should be planting native species. This is a small issue though. --["JackHaskel"]------<br> + ''2005-02-03 10:41:24'' [[nbsp]] i think lisa was refering to the band sudden oak death --["RobRoy"]------<br> + ''2005-02-03 10:47:52'' [[nbsp]] Hey, FYI, Tipsy Taxi has *two* dispatchers working on Friday and Saturday (there's no need for more than one on Thursdays) what Tipsy Taxi need are more phone lines, I think they only have two now, though it could be one. --["AbbyLawson"]------<br> + ''2005-02-04 00:01:02'' [[nbsp]] This is a very elaborate platform. I likes. --["JanineFiel"]------<br> + ''2005-02-10 22:50:01'' [[nbsp]] I don't especially agree/understand with your "right to party" stance. Other people should be considered too! And there is probably no problem with your "right to party" unless you're making so much noise the neighbors are annoyed.. --["EugeniaWong"]------<br> + ''2005-02-11 23:08:34'' [[nbsp]] Dear Eugenia: When we say "right to party" we do not meab "right to disturb those around you." This is one reason why we request that the city be more business friendly and allow a private club to open and get partyers out of the residential areas. We also want to bring music to campus, so it doesn't have to be at Rob Roy's house. --["RevChad"]------<br> + ''2005-02-11 23:18:18'' [[nbsp]] Hey all, I have been looking into the office on the first floor idea. They just closed it because no one was going in it so they thought it was a waste of money, but I think it would be totally different if senators were in the office. Lets work together on it. :) --["JanineFiel"]------<br> + ''2005-02-11 23:27:47'' [[nbsp]] Hey all, I was just wondering what kind of exact plans you have for implementing some of this stuff, like getting a printer in senate meetings, and getting more unitrans buses at night. Who have you talked to in terms of getting staplers in labs and getting back toilet seat covers in bathrooms because these types of things deal a lot with adminstration and univeristy laws etc. Just hinting if you havent already to talk to all these people, places, units, etc that you want to improve etc before hand so you know the feasibility of the issues. I love the ideas and would love to see a lot of this happen, but there is a lot of redtape and talking you have to go through and if you want you can start working on it all now. --["JanineFiel"]------<br> + ''2005-02-11 23:42:59'' [[nbsp]] Dear Janine: The printer would be easy, as anyone with a small printer and a laptop could just pring them, or other printing arangements can be made as long as it is made clear to the public who to talk to even if we use one of the many printers on the 3rd floor. We talked to the unitrans director about extended night service. He already planned to extend at least one line an hour and seemed very accepting of extending others if funding is given. Staplers we are having a small problem with as the people in charge of the ComLabs are avoiding us. We hope they will do this less as senators. Toilet seat covers we haven't looked into yet in our very limited time. Thank you for your feed back. --["RevChad"]------<br> + ''2005-02-11 23:44:21'' [[nbsp]] PS: Let us know how you would like us to help with the 1st floor senate office. --["RevChad"]<br> + ------<br> + ''2005-02-18 16:22:26'' [[nbsp]] In regard to having 18 Senators elected, I think you have made the right decision in tabling that for the time being. The more feasible plan would be 13 or 15 but one should look at what it would take to get elected as the number of votes might be too low. --["JonathonLeathers"]<br> + ------<br> + ''2005-02-19 02:58:30'' [[nbsp]] I am concerned about the qualifications of those on your slate. I admit that I have not had much contact with you, but from my experiences I feel that those that I have met are not qualified for such a position. Those that I have met may not have been candidates, but they still represent your slate. The qualifications of other candidates can be questioned, but they still DO possess rudimentary public speaking skills. Those that have represented your slate to me often lacked this. You even lack to mention your qualifications, with only Mr. Leathers and Mr. Hernandez stating experience in a leadership position of a student government within their personal statement. Granted, senate can be dramatically improved, but the changes you aim for must be pushed by strong leaders, which to this day I have not seen. Please prove me wrong. If elected, I do hope your leaders will accomplish their goals and not default on weak premises. --["EricWu"]<br> + * ["Rob Roy"]: Manager of Ben &amp; Jerry's for over 5 years, underwriting director of ["KDVS"], and __terrific public speaker__. Have you talked to this guy? He stole the show at the ["ASUCD Elections Forum"]. He has also '''authored''' legislation that was passed by the ["ASUCD Senate" Senate].<br> + * ["Teresa Kenny"]: '''General Manager''' of ["KDVS"]. That's a lot of work. The general manager does a lot. She managed all of ["KDVS"], and ["KDVS"] is freaking HUGE.<br> + * Pedro you'd already mentioned.<br> + * ["Kristen Birdsall"] has no former 'leadership' positions, you are correct.<br> + * There's no way you've talked to ["Mohammad Yahya Rouhani"] because he is extremely convincing and passionate in his speaking.<br> + * ["Chad Van Schoelandt"] hasn't held any 'leadership' positions. Chad has, however, worked with the ["ASUCD Senate" Senate] to '''pass important elections reform legislation'''.<br> + * You have not talked to ["Paul Ivanov"] because he is an absolutely terrific public speaker.<br> + <br> + As for speaking with people who are not candidates but are instead ''representing the slate'', I would like to remind you that those people should not be acting as representives but instead as advisors and contributors of ideas to candidates (''and I'm sorry if you weren't impressed with their speaking skills''). See ["PhilipNeustrom" my page] for more of my personal opinion of these candidates. I encourage you to speak with the candidates yourself and see that they are qualified, open, and interesting people that will hopefully bring meaningful change to the association. --["PhilipNeustrom"]<br> + ------<br> + ''2005-02-20 23:23:29'' [[nbsp]] Eric: I tend to want politics to be about ideas, but since you ask about leadership and such, I have been an officer with Students for an Orwellian Society since me and Brent Laabs founded the Davis Chapter. I think we are quite accomplished and I have done an AG t.v. interview for that club, as well as speaking before the senate about my election reform. The election reform was a large group effort which I played a major role in coordinating and setting the agenda for. You can also judge my public speaking from the candidates forum. As a philosophy major and agrumentative hobbyist I have learned a decent level of persuasive speaking and actual reasoning. Feel free to find me tuesday as I will be tabling with Rob at noon on the quad, and you can ask me about any other qualifications. --["RevChad"]<br> + ------<br> + ''2005-06-05 20:23:15'' [[nbsp]] I think the achieved and failed colors need be changed....I'm color blind and cant even see them. --["JimSchwab"]<br> + ------<br> + ''2005-06-05 20:47:07'' [[nbsp]] Maybe graphics for achieved/in progress? It's in the text in any case. --["BrentLaabs"]<br> + ------<br> + ''2005-08-07 10:29:40'' [[nbsp]] With regards to extending Unitrans and Tipsy Taxi time, do you ever consider that the drivers and dispatchers are also students? And that this will cost more money for paying for wages, the bus, the extra fuel? Have you asked any of the drivers and supervisors if they are willing to now give up their Sundays to run more service? Please remember that we're students also with classes and homework. --["JoAnnaRich"]<br> + ------<br> + ''2005-09-15 19:24:32'' [[nbsp]] The book thing is absolutely awesome. I hate the bookstore, greedy bastards. Anyway to draw more attention to that? Create an additional page just for it. So many students who use the wiki would love to know about this resource. --["EdwinSaada"]<br> + ------<br> + ''2005-09-15 19:43:12'' [[nbsp]] I submit that the Countback Amendment is awesome. --["KenjiYamada"]<br> + ------<br> + ''2005-10-22 17:06:57'' [[nbsp]] Walk-up computer terminals (i.e. running Firefox) in the MU hallways, and King lounge. Most other Student Unions I've visited have walk-up computers scattered where there is foot traffic, not just in designated computer rooms. They are very popular. People just walk up to one, check their email, and in 5 minutes are gone. This is the way ubiquitous computer access should be. No hassle. --["SteveDavison"]<br> + ------<br> + ''2005-10-22 18:57:20'' [[nbsp]] Can we get some estimates on how much these walk up computers will cost, and how would the cash be produced? --["PaulAmnuaypayoat"]<br> + ------<br> + ''2005-10-22 19:04:38'' [[nbsp]] I suggest you ask ["LEAD"] that. It's on their agenda. --["BrentLaabs"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Friends Urging Campus Kindness Platformhttp://daviswiki.org/Friends_Urging_Campus_Kindness_Platform2006-01-18 16:16:51RobRoyi'm pissed off <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Friends Urging Campus Kindness Platform<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 1: </td> <td> Line 1: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- This is the official platform of the ["Friends Urging Campus Kindness"] ["ASUCD"] ["ASUCD Senate" Senate] ["Slate" slate]. This text is not for the faint of heart, but it is the source for those who want to examine the platform in depth. Those who want to have a more cursory look at what the ["Slate"] stands for should look at ["Friends Urging Campus Kindness Issues"].</span> </td> <td> <span>+ ["Friends Urging Campus Kindness"] was an ["ASUCD"] ["ASUCD Senate" Senate] ["Slate" slate] with lots of lofty goals that were mostly created by Brent Laabs on this wiki page. Wether these goals were achieved or not, and the public scrutiny of their failure, fell upon the burden of ["Rob Roy"] and ["Kristen Birdsall"].</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 3: </td> <td> Line 3: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- [[TableOfContents]]<br> - <br> - '''Reading this document'''[[BR]]<br> - Updates on the progress of particular issues will be color coded as follows:<br> - ||&lt;bgcolor="#DDFFDD"&gt;Achieved.||<br> - ||&lt;bgcolor="#FFFFBB"&gt;In Progress.||<br> - ||&lt;bgcolor="#FFDDDD"&gt;Failed.||<br> - ||&lt;bgcolor="#DDDDFF"&gt;On the Ballot.[[BR]](For the Fall 2005 Election)||<br> - <br> - <br> - <br> - = Student Government for All Students = <br> - Downstairs Office Hours:: Very few students know what the ["ASUCD"] ["ASUCD Senate" Senate] actually does; even fewer know how to contact their senators. We at ["Friends Urging Campus Kindness"] plan to hold office hours on the ["Quad"], or at ASUCD's office on the first floor of the ["Memorial Union" MU] during inclement weather. In this way, we will better be able to connect to students. All you have to do is walk by the ["Memorial Union" MU] at lunch time, and a senator will be available to talk about the issues you care about.<br> - <br> - ||Current Status:||&lt;bgcolor="#DDFFDD"&gt;Achieved. Friends Senators ["Kristen Birdsall"] and ["Rob Roy"] hold their office hours on the ["Quad"] in front of the ["MU"] about once a week. ["Ari Kalfayan"] and ["Janine Fiel"] have also been spotted holding office hours on the Quad. See ["ASUCD Senate" Senate] to see the hours -- if they're not downstairs they're up on the 3^rd^ floor. Though the Senate bought an $80 unenvironmentally friendly vinyl sign, Rob made a rather awesome sign for senate office hours on canvas.||<br> - <br> - ASUCD Documents Available Online:: Currently, very few government documents are online. Only bills already passed by the ["ASUCD Senate" Senate] and signed by the ["ASUCD President" President] are online &amp;#8211; but wouldn't you like to know about that $42,000 laser printer before they buy it? Many documents are only available on the third floor of the ["Memorial Union" MU], and you have to ask to look at them, as they are not on public display. Making ["ASUCD"] budgets, upcoming ["ASUCD Senate" Senate] bills, ["ASUCD Senate" Senate] agendas, and ["ASUCD Court" ASUCD Court] documents available online is a good remedy to an administration which has repeatedly broken the public trust.<br> - <br> - ||&lt;rowspan="2"&gt;Current Status:||&lt;bgcolor="#DDFFDD"&gt;Achieved. ["SOSSS"]/["Independent"] candidate ["Jonathon Leathers"] wrote a bill to have legislation put online, which was then greatly augmented by ["Thomas Lloyd"]. It passed through a bizarrely arduous journey in the Internet and Networking Committee, and then was approved unanimously by the ["ASUCD Senate" Senate]. Bills are online and each has a one-sentence description.||<br> - ||&lt;bgcolor="#FFDDDD"&gt;Failed. A bill was approved by the ["Internal Affairs Commission"] and went to ["ASUCD Senate" Senate] to record minutes for the Elections Committee during meetings where violation points may be assessed. These minutes will then be released to the public and available for review by the ["ASUCD Court"]. This way, we can understand their reasoning for punishments given to candidates and establish precedent to ensure consistency in the future. However, this bill was changed by the senators, such as ["LEAD" LEAD's] ["ThomasLloyd" Thomas Lloyd], to keep the minutes secret from the public. They will still be available to the court, but this hardly looks like open government. This method was, however, overwhelmingly seen as the more responsible move to make, and key arguments to keep the minutes private were, in fact, made by F.U.C.K.'s very own ["RobRoy" Rob Roy] - Seen [http://californiaaggie.com/article/?id=9272 here].||<br> - <br> - ''See ["ASUCD Open Government"] for more information. Also, ["Jonathon Leathers"]' bill is a step in the right direction, but it still doesn't put anything aside from ["ASUCD Senate"] bills (pending, revised, etc) online. So still no budgets or ["ASUCD Court"] documents.''<br> - <br> - ASUCD Documents Available at Senate Meetings:: Whenever we attend the ["ASUCD Senate" senate], there are never enough agendas available for everyone. Those with their own laptops may be able to access them if they are available online, as mentioned above. However, we would like a laptop and a printer available at ["ASUCD Senate" senate] meetings, so that no student is left out of the proceedings. In this way, everyone can understand the process, comment, and help build better bylaws &amp;#8211; without needing to waste paper!<br> - <br> - Promote Interactions with Student Clubs:: Student clubs are one of the most important aspects, and have a variety of needs. Since these organizations are the best place for students to have a collective voice in student government, we have already passed a provision in the Electoral Reform bill to allow ["Student Organizations"] to endorse candidates. We will cooperate with Senator ["Janine Fiel"] and seek to hear the opinions of many different campus clubs.<br> - <br> - ||Current Status:||&lt;bgcolor="#FFFFBB"&gt;In Progress. ["LEAD"] Senator ["Janine Fiel"] held an ASUCD Forum for ["Student Organizations"] called "ASUCD vs. Diversity" on Wednesday, April 13. Several Friends Urging Campus Kindness and ["LEAD"] members attended, and it seemed rather successful. A lot of issues regarding diversity were raised, and everyone got a better idea of how to get involved in ASUCD.[[BR]][[BR]]Some affiliates of the slate are attending club meetings, and giving updates ont the progress of the Friends' issues.[[BR]][[BR]]Issues to be resolved: As far as we could tell, there were no ["Student Focus"] affiliates attending. And it seemed like many of the people who attended were already somewhat active in student activities -- it strengthened the ties between the active members of the community, but it drew in relatively few outsiders.||<br> - <br> - Senate Meetings in the Coffee House:: We feel that the ["ASUCD"] government spends way too much time on the third floor of the ["Memorial Union" MU]. By moving the ["ASUCD Senate" senate] meetings into the ["Coffee House"], we can promote ["ASUCD"], increase attendance, and accommodate more people. This may require meetings to start at 6 PM instead of 5:30 PM, but this change is a small sacrifice compared to the input of the people.<br> - <br> - ||Current Status:||&lt;bgcolor="#FFFFBB"&gt;In Progress. ASUCD is currently planning an expansion of the ["Coffee House"], using money already approved by the ["Campus Expansion Initiative"]. It's possible that we could get a place that could be downstairs, and better suited to the Senate's needs.||<br> - <br> - <br> - = Commissions and Committees =<br> - Merge Health and Wellbeing Committee into Gender and Sexuality Commission:: The ["Health and Wellbeing Committee"] has only one or two projects every year, and yet the members are paid and the unit has a budget. We think that we need to stop this piece of government pork and reorganize the committee's duties into the duties of the ["Gender and Sexuality Commission"]. As health is a major issue in sexuality, we feel that this ["Gender and Sexuality Commission" GASC] is the best equipped to deal with the mission of promoting health in general. In addition, it would lend credibility to the unit, which comes under frequent fire from those with less kinky leanings. Also, after the merger, we will support renaming the ["Gender and Sexuality Commission"] into something more inclusive if there is enough impetus to do so.<br> - <br> - ||Current Status:||&lt;bgcolor="#DDFFDD"&gt;Achieved. The new ["ASUCD Controller" Controller], ["Devin Whitney"] (["LEAD"]) was primarily responsible for removing the line item from the budget for the Health and Wellbeing Committee. Some of the activities of the former committee will be merged into the Campus Safety unit and the Campus Organizing and Outreach Office. However, most of the activity will take place where it is done best: the ["Health Education and Promotion"] program at ["Cowell Student Health Center"].||<br> - <br> - Increase Gender and Sexuality Commission's Budget:: Cost of one fire truck for ["Aggie Pack"] to launch tube socks: $5,000. Annual budget of the ["Gender and Sexuality Commission"]: $3,099. We believe that the ["ASUCD Senate" Senate] has misplaced its priorities in the past by promoting special interests such as ["Aggie Pack"] rather than funding projects that benefit a large number of students. ["Gender and Sexuality Commission" GASC] projects are educational as well as entertaining, and provide a lot more quality to student life than getting hit in the head by a tube sock.<br> - <br> - ||Current Status:||&lt;bgcolor="#DDFFDD"&gt;Achieved. I think they got about $800 more. I'm not sure on the amount because I don't have a copy of the budget, but I think we can look forward to more Sex Toy Workshops.||<br> - <br> - Senators at Commission Meetings:: One of the problems that is almost routine in ["ASUCD Senate" Senate] is the lack of Senators at Commission meetings. These commissions are the heart and soul of ["ASUCD" ASUCD's] activities at ["UC Davis"]. We promise that our ["Slate" slate] members will attend more commission meetings, so that we will be able to make informed decisions on important issues. We also promise to read all of the legislation before we come to ["ASUCD Senate" senate] meetings. That should be a no-brainer, but it is far too often an issue at ["ASUCD Senate" senate] meetings.<br> - <br> - ||Current Status:||&lt;bgcolor="#DDFFDD"&gt;Achieved. Read Sen. Rob Roy's [http://www.livejournal.com/users/senatorroy Senate Livejournal] if you want confirmation.[[BR]][[BR]]Also of note, we are the only slate whose senators have not moved a commission chair to tears.||<br> - <br> - <br> - = ASUCD Budget =<br> - Fiscal Responsibility:: We promise to stop wasteful spending, because your tuition keeps increasing due to the State of California's financial difficulties. Yet a part of your tuition goes to pay for ["ASUCD"] programs, to the tune of $105. Though we hope to be able to return part of this money to you, the least we can do is to be fiscally responsible in how we spend your hard-earned (or hard-Direct Loaned) money.<br> - <br> - ||Current Status:||&lt;bgcolor="#DDFFDD"&gt;Achieved. Budget Hearings resulted in some pretty good things. The unit ["Turbulence"] was dissolved, saving ~$1,500. The ["Health and Wellbeing Committee"] was also dissolved (see above), saving a few hundred. Sadly, the ["Entertainment Council"]'s Budget was cut by $30,000, but a large reason for this was because funds had been mismanaged in the past.||<br> - <br> - [[Thumbnail(old_asucd_sign.jpg)]]<br> - <br> - Stopping Wasteful Spending:: During the last year at ["ASUCD Senate" Senate], some very odd projects got approved. The foremost of these lapses in senatorial judgment was the purchase of a fire truck for ["Aggie Pack"]. We would not oppose the truck if it was intended to put out fires, but this truck is intended to rain down tube socks on the heads of Aggie fans. Tube socks, for God's sake! Even worse, the truck isn't even working yet! Recently, the ["ASUCD Senate" Senate] passed a bill to allocate $80 to purchase a big sign saying "ASUCD Senator Office Hours" for having office hours on the quad. The problem: they already had such a sign, which was in perfectly usable condition but hasn't been used in years. The bill was passed unanimously with the old sign in the room, so ["RevChad"] and ["Rob Roy"] permanently borrowed without permission the old sign with plans to protest this wasteful spending by using only the old sign should they win senate seats. ["ASUCD"] should focus projects that benefit students, not special interests and absurd redundancy.<br> - <br> - ||Current Status:||&lt;bgcolor="#FFFFBB"&gt;Both Achieved and Failed. Here's why. Slate members haven't voted to buy us a new fire truck that doesn't put out fires, nor expensive plasma screens which probably won't even make money for AGTV. The new Senate has effectively stopped the purchase of such large ridiculous projects.[[BR]][[BR]]However, Sen. ["Rob Roy"] did not vote to reject the purchase of a vinyl sign for the ["External Affairs Commission"] (approx $80) -- after he already proved that you can make an awesome sign with just cloth. ["EAC"] commissioner and canvas sign maker, ["Pete Hernandez"], stated at the Senate meeting that the commission wanted a profesional-looking sign, which he was unsure that he could do.||<br> - <br> - ''There has certainly been progress in other areas [than the vinyl sign]. I agree the sign purchase is stupid, though -- especially since it's the freaking external affairs commission (and not the external affairs office..a minor point but it's important because one's duty is to see legislation and the other is supposed to actually be out there, you know, doing stuff'' --["PhilipNeustrom"]<br> - <br> - Cheaper ASUCD Retreats:: Currently, there is an ["ASUCD"] government retreat which takes place in Lake Tahoe and costs you, the student, $2,000 of ["ASUCD"] funds. I'm sure everyone involved in ["ASUCD"] enjoys the cabins and the catering, and I'm sure it helps everyone to become friends &amp;#8211; just like our ["Slate" slate]! But the problem is that it doesn't benefit anyone but the student government officials themselves. We believe that we can become friends without spending so much money. We urge the ["ASUCD Senate" Senate] to show kindness to the campus by holding a retreat somewhere far cheaper, maybe as a camping trip or on campus. Some members of the ["Slate" slate] suggested holding it at the ["Pirate Ship"], but for some reason #1 candidate ["Rob Roy"] didn't like us volunteering his house. We've been told that there is an extra mattress there for those who pass out from overlegislation.<br> - <br> - ||Current Status:||&lt;bgcolor="#DDFFDD"&gt;Achieved. With the new budget, ASUCD retreats will only cost $1,000.||<br> - <br> - Two-thirds Amendment for Increasing Fees:: Currently, ["ASUCD"] has the highest fees of any student body in the U.C. system. Due to two initiatives that have passed in recent years &amp;#8211; the ["Move to D1"] and the ["FACE Initiative"] &amp;#8211; your fees have shot up dramatically. Since voter turnout is so small in ["ASUCD"] elections, a minority of people can easily overwhelm a majority of students who don't want the initiative but are not informed enough to vote. We believe that a fee increase should represent everyone's desire for a bigger student government, and so we propose an ["ASUCD"] Constitutional Amendment that will require two-thirds of voters to increase the amount you pay in fees.<br> - <br> - ||Current Status:||&lt;bgcolor="#DDFFDD"&gt;Achieved. ["Thomas Lloyd"] reintroduced the bill in the form of [http://asucd.ucdavis.edu/gov/docs/newleg/CA.08.Spring.05.doc Constitutional Amendment #8], which requires 60% to approve fee increases. It went through ["IAC"] (where Official Candidate ["Chad Van Schoelandt"] is now a Commissioner) and ["Business and Finance Commission"]. It passed Senate with a vote of 11-1, Kalfayan being the only opposition. In the ["Winter 2005 ASUCD Election"], it passed by a large margin. [[BR]][[BR]]Rob also quixotically tryed to repeal the ["Move to D1"]. He found out that it had been '''illegally placed on the ballot''', after the deadline for ballot initiatives. However, this doesn't affect things one way or another, because the ["UCD Administrative Officers" UCD Administration] determined the increase in fees, not the students. We are saddened at the lack of respect shown for the bylaws by all of the parties involved.||<br> - <br> - No Embezzlement:: For those of you who still think fondly of the ["SOSSS" Students for an Orwellian Student Senate Slate] (SOSSS), we still carry some of their traditions forward to this day. One of those traditions is a promise that every member of the ["Friends Urging Campus Kindness"] ["Slate" slate] will uphold: We doublepluspromise that we will embezzle unmore than other candidates. If you're wondering if this is really an issue, I have two words for you: ["Black Caesar" Tiqula Bledsoe]. You can look him up.<br> - <br> - Support Community Projects:: We have a strong sense of activism, and we feel that ["ASUCD"] funds should be directed towards resources for the campus community in Davis or the world at large. For instance, The House, DavisWiki, and the Counseling Center all provide a great deal of Campus Kindness. But we should not isolate ourselves from the world community either; ["ASUCD"] money should be spent to help tsunami relief and future natural disasters of that scale.<br> - <br> - Audits of ASUCD Units:: ["ASUCD"] has many units, and many of them are quite good at serving the undergraduates here at UCD: The ["Coffee House"], ["Unitrans"], and the ["Whole Earth Festival"], and ["The California Aggie"]. However, some programs really need a lot of research to see whether they truly serve the campus community. ["AGTV"] is a good opportunity to work on television, but do their ratings justify the program? Campus safety is an issue important to many of us, but is the ["Campus Safety"] Unit working in an effective way to increase safety? We are not afraid to investigate fully before we come to any decision, as it is the job of the ["ASUCD Senate" Senate] to make sure that your money is serving you.<br> - <br> - <br> - ||Current Status:||&lt;bgcolor="#DDFFDD"&gt;Achieved. Senate has passed a bill requiring the ["Internal Affairs Commission"] to update "Admin Plans" on each unit of ASUCD every other year. This means that every part of the student government will have its goals and projects analysed, hopefully connecting the Senate and the various units more.[[BR]][[BR]]In other news, the ["ASUCD Campus Safety"] unit was disbanded, and the AGTV screens still aren't up.||<br> - <br> - <br> - = External Affairs =<br> - The Fight for Your Right to Party:: John Locke once said that "the right to party" is alienable, and has to be fought for (Stewart et al. 2004). This fact is very apparent in Davis, a community divided into students and residents. The residents, who control most of the city government in Davis, refuse to acknowledge many of the aspects that shape college life. But candidate ["Rob Roy"], as well as the rest of the ["Slate" slate], will fight for your right to party. In fact, ["Rob Roy"] has a vested interest in it, as concerts at his house, the ["Pirate Ship"], rack up hundreds of dollars in noise violations. The ["Davis Police Department" Davis Police] enforce a strict policy against open containers of ["Alcohol" alcohol], even when having an open bottle of beer is harming no one. If elected, we will lobby to resolve these issues by working with the Davis ["City Council"] and create an environment in Davis that includes students.<br> - <br> - End Davis Apartheid:: Davis is a house divided against itself. Many students feel as if the residents wish to exclude them, and to make life difficult. As students and residents have different priorities, it is important that both groups are represented on Davis ["City Council"]. However, the City Council elections are held in June, during finals week when many students aren't interested voting. These elections need to be moved to November, when most other elections are held and students are most interested in voting. We will also lobby for the city to adopt ["Choice Voting"] for council elections.<br> - <br> - ||Current Status:||&lt;bgcolor="#FFFFBB"&gt;In Progress. Friends Urging Campus Kindness senators, as well as many other associates of the slate, have been working very closely with the ["Davis Citizens for Representation"] and showing up at Davis Governance Task Force meetings, ["Davis City Council"] meetings, helping with tabling at ["Farmers Market"] for ["Choice Voting"], and helping to produce literature about ["Choice Voting"]. Currently, the council is considering whether to adopt the recommendations of the Task Force, which include Choice Voting for the city of ["Davis"]. Urger ["Pete Hernandez"] is currently on ["External Affairs Commission"] and working on a Choice Voting Forum for students and the community to learn about what choice voting could do for the city of Davis.||<br> - <br> - Creating a Davis Night Life:: If only there was a good place for people to perform and have a good time in Davis, there wouldn't be the need for so many house parties. If Davis had a nightclub, residents wouldn't be disturbed and Davis would have an actual night life. We propose that we investigate the creation of a nightclub in the city of Davis, owned and operated by ["ASUCD"]. We will also sell ["Alcohol" beer] and ["Alcohol" wine] produced on campus by the Food Science, Viticulture, and Enology departments. This is our most ambitious proposal, and we will seek private investment and a business plan to create a profitable venture.<br> - <br> - Lobbying for Students and Ethics of Lobbying:: We promise that we will only lobby for issues that relate directly to students and student life. This includes promoting school diversity, reducing student fees, and support for union labor on campus. However, we will work hard to make sure that we do not endorse candidates for public office or issues that most students will not support. This is not to say that we won't take a stand for issues we believe in. We plan on using the ["ASUCD Senate" senate] as a soapbox on which to present our issues, without making the ["ASUCD Senate" senate] vote. In this way, we can balance activism with responsibility to all of the students we represent.<br> - <br> - No Dead Day on Saturday:: The ["UC Davis" University] schedule should offer a real day off between classes and their finals, not a lame excuse for a Dead Day on Saturday. They should know that we already have that day off, but we really could use an extra day to study. If the University wants us to do well on our finals, we believe that they should give us an actual Dead Day for studying. This ["Slate" slate] is committed to lobbying the ["UC Davis" University] to give us a real Dead Day.<br> - <br> - <br> - = ASUCD Internal Reforms =<br> - More Power to the Judicial Branch:: The Judicial Branch has very little power in ["ASUCD"], and that has clearly caused an imbalance of power in the student government. The other two branches have been free to create many controversies due to the lack of oversight: the ["Election Statement Controversy"], the ["Campaigning in Dorms Controversy"], and ["Lamargate"]. We seek to restore the power of the ["ASUCD Court"] so that procedural errors can be avoided in the ["ASUCD Senate" senate], commissions, committees, and the ["ASUCD President" presidency]. This might require a public prosecutor and a public defender to work for ["ASUCD"] to bring more cases before problems arise. It also might require ["ASUCD"] be given back the elections jurisdiction. We promise that we will make the ["ASUCD Court" Judiciary] a working branch of the student government.<br> - <br> - ||Current Status:||&lt;bgcolor="#DDFFDD"&gt;Achieved. ["BrentLaabs"] and other slate members have written a bill to restore the power of ["ASUCD Court"] in elections. This passed Senate with a high level of support. Due to what some consider a slow response in the ["Unqualified Candidates Scandal"], some question the wisdom of this now, but our slate stands by the Court.||<br> - <br> - Reduced Power for the Executive:: Over his term, ["ASUCD President"] ["Kalen Gallagher"] has had free rein over all of ["ASUCD"]. He vetoed legislation which would have kept your fees from increasing in the future. The ["ASUCD Court" Judicial Branch] cannot author legislation because of ["Kalen Gallagher" Kalen's] veto, but the ["ASUCD President" Executive] can write as much legislation as he wants. The office of the ["ASUCD President" president] has a $20,000 slush fund, to do with as he wants. Many of the autocrats in ["ASUCD"] have been removed, such as "Queen" ["Vicki Swett" Victoria Swett] and "["Black Caesar"]" Tiqula Bledsoe. Clearly, there needs to be more oversight of the ["ASUCD President" President] in the future. The ["Countback"] Amendment, discussed below, is one important way to accomplish this.<br> - <br> - The Countback Amendment:: ["Choice Voting" Choice voting] is a brilliant system, because it allows you to determine a lot about voter preferences. When a senator resigns, the next person who would have been elected fills the empty seat, if the ["Countback"] Amendment to the ["ASUCD"] Constitution is adopted. As ["Kalen Gallagher"] has filled 4 of the 12 ["ASUCD Senate" Senate] seats due to resignations, power has shifted to the ["ASUCD President" President] and away from the people. This amendment by the ["Davis College Green Party"] would change this; it has our full support. In addition, we will continue our pursuit of elections reform, if need arises.<br> - <br> - ||Current Status:||&lt;bgcolor="#DDFFDD"&gt;Achieved. The bill for Countback Amendment, written by ["PhilipNeustrom"] and ["Jonathon Leathers"]. It passed the ["Internal Affairs Commission"] easily, and it passed the ["ASUCD Senate" Senate] on 4/7 with a vote of 11-1-0 (["Ari Kalfayan" Kalfayan] opposed). The ["Countback Amendment"] passed during the ["Fall 2005 ASUCD Election"] with a high level of support.||<br> - <br> - Rewrite the senate's Standing Rules:: The way the ["ASUCD Senate" Senate] currently works, abstentions are treated the same as "no" votes; bills must be approved by a majority of ["ASUCD Senate" senate] seats. Thus, if there is a vacancy in the ["ASUCD Senate" senate], it essentially counts as a "no" vote. Some bills have failed even with a majority of seated senators in support the bills. This is extraordinarily stupid. No elected body works like this. Majority calculations should be calculated based on the number actually participating in the vote, and it will be if we're elected.<br> - <br> - ||Current Status:||&lt;bgcolor="#DDFFDD"&gt;Achieved. A bill to this effect, written by Campaign Manager ["AnthonyParisi"] and the rest of the slate, was passed by the ["Internal Affairs Commission"] on 4/11. It was reworded in ["ASUCD Senate" Senate] on 4/14, and passed unanimously.[[BR]][[BR]] On an interesting note, a motion to send the bill back to IAC drew several abstentions -- enough to fail the motion. VP/Parlimentarian ["Darnell Holloway"] has been in Senate long enough to occasionally forget this rule change, causing quite a few points of order.||<br> - <br> - Expand the Senate to 18 Seats:: To take full advantage of ["Choice Voting"], we need to have more senators to represent every group on campus better. Campus conservatives have a senator &amp;#8211; why can't engineers? By putting 9 people in ["ASUCD Senate" senate] seats each election (18 total), we ensure that a more diverse group is put in the ["ASUCD Senate" senate]. Diversity of opinions is what makes a university great, and will make the ["ASUCD Senate" senate] much better informed about all of campus life.<br> - <br> - * ''There has been much talk amongst the slate on this issue and we have decided that due to low voter turnout this would not be a feasible plan. If voter turnout was drastically increased then it may be suggested to have 15 senators. But we will talk about that when that is the case. As of now we realize that if there were 9 slots open every election then it would be too easy to get on the senate. But we do recognize that ["Choice Voting"] represents most students when the senate is large enough and voter turnout is high enough.'' - ["RobRoy"]<br> - <br> - * ''Just for comparison, UC Berkeley students elect 20 Senators at once. They've got 36,000 students with average voter turnout around 8,000-9,000. With a threshold of 5%, this comes out to around 400 votes needed to win. In a recent election, about 100 candidates ran from 15 registered parties. Also, note that since ASUCD has staggered elections, the threshold for representation gets inflated twice as much. By the way, an effort is underway this week (signature-gathering phase) at UCLA to move them to a 20-member student Senate elected by choice voting. (Don't mean to intrude on your platform -- you can move this if you want. --CJ)''<br> - <br> - Protect Freedom of Speech:: We believe the Freedom of Speech is the foundation of a free society, and that this right to expression must include Freedom of Emotional Speech as well. However, some emotionally charged words have been censored at ["UC Davis" UCD] and in the ["ASUCD Senate" senate], most notably by ["Paloma Perez"]. That is not like ["Friends Urging Campus Kindness"] at all. We believe that Freedom of all speech must be protected at ["ASUCD Senate" senate] meetings, election forums, campaigns, and Write Club events. Far too many have been censored so far, to the detriment of us all.<br> - <br> - ||Current Status:||&lt;bgcolor="#DDFFDD"&gt;Achieved. But not by the way we expected. Senate has become a more civilized place, where fewer people are feeling so frustrated that no one is listening to them that they feel the need to swear. ASUCD actually listen to you now.[[BR]][[BR]]It has been suggested the people express their discontent at Senate by raising their fists and yelling "This is an outrage!", a la ["Jason Webley"].||<br> - <br> - <br> - Stop Moving/Threatening to Move the Project Compost office, for Christ's Sake:: Not much more needs to be said, except that the ["Project Compost"] office clearly belongs where it is, underground.<br> - <br> - ||Current Status:||&lt;bgcolor="#DDFFDD"&gt;Achieved. The new ["Campus Center for the Environment"] is now colocated with Project Compost, which sounds like excellent roommates to us. Project Compost's budget was actually increased in the most recent hearings.||<br> - <br> - <br> - = Campus Infrastructure =<br> - Remote print stations:: We think you should be able to print to ["Campus" campus] from anywhere, whether it's from the ["Campus" campus] wireless network or from home. We will make the printer drivers available online so anyone on the wireless network can print without taking up space in already crowded computer labs. One day, printing on campus will become as easy as {{{lpr -PMUremote foo.pdf}}} is!<br> - ||Current Status:||&lt;bgcolor="#DDFFDD"&gt;Achieved temporarily. See ["Remote Printing"] - ["IET"] said nothing about its availability to us when we met with them; however, it seems that it was accessible for a short time, but then shut down.||<br> - <br> - Sanitary Seat Covers in Restrooms:: For some reason, there are no seat covers in ["Shields Library" Shields Library], one of the ["Campus" campus's] dirtiest ["Cleanest Bathrooms" bathrooms] and most highly trafficked buildings. They say that they don't have the budget for seat covers, but there are seat covers in ["Mrak Hall"]. We will lobby the ["UC Davis" university] administration to put seat covers everywhere, as it is such a simple sanitary device that all people should have access to them when they need them. If the administration is unwilling or unable to accommodate the sanitary needs of the students, staff, and faculty that frequent ["Shields Library" Shields Library], we will take it upon ourselves to create a bill to purchase the seat covers and pay for the installation.<br> - <br> - * ''[http://www.californiaaggie.com/article/?id=5661 This is why there are no seat covers]. Perhaps ["Tandem Properties"] would pay for seat covers if they all said "TANDEM - WE'VE GOT YOUR ASS COVERD" on them.'' - ["ArlenAbraham" arlen]<br> - <br> - Speed Up Geckomail:: Some of us have noticed that the campus webmail, or Geckomail, has been exceptionally slow lately. We're not sure where the data bottleneck is, but it would be possible to use ["ASUCD"] funds to purchase a new server if it is needed. Though truly, it is the ["UC Davis" university's] responsibility to maintain the system, and perhaps a little "encouragement" from student government is all they need to get into action.<br> - <br> - ''This will never happen. Geckomail is slow because it's a piece of shit program. If you want it to be faster, it needs to be rewritten. Also, I would think that email servers (ie bronze.ucdavis.edu), would be different machines than the ones that host the web program. In order to make the email servers noticibly faster, ["ASUCD"] would have to spend redicilous amounts of money. That's not their job, they don't have a budget for buying servers. ["IET"] is much bigger than you and the ammount of beaurocracy there is incredible. If you want your email to be faster and more reliable, forward it somewhere else. I'm sure IET has longrange plans to improve/replace geckomail, they're very smart. Spending money on servers would be reactionary and stupid.'' - ["ArlenAbraham" arlen]<br> - <br> - <br> - ||Current Status:||&lt;bgcolor="#FFFFBB"&gt;In progress. IET upgraded some of the email servers, so it's working faster for some people. However, IT has been fairly resistant to our efforts on all things; we are having difficulty on the staplers issue. And the staplers are of course higher priority.||<br> - <br> - Television in the MU?:: Though the ["SOSSS"] part of our ["Slate" slate] normally supports telescreens, we're not sure the rest of the campus does. We wish to take a poll of the ["Campus" campus] and ask them, "Do you think that the television in the ["Memorial Union" MU], which broadcasts what is essentially advertising, belongs in a university, given how much money it makes for ["ASUCD"]?" We think your opinion is important, and we will listen to all public opinion polls as they represent the opinion of the campus in general, not just ["ASUCD"] politicos.<br> - <br> - ||Current Status:||&lt;bgcolor="#FFFFBB"&gt;In progress. We're trying to find a place for the telescreens where they won't annoy too many people. ["AGTV"] continues to base its economic future on the screens, which is somewhat troubling considering the operating life of the plasma screens among other factors. However, pressure has been applied to the idea of moving one screen to the ["ARC"] and only moving one screen into the ["CoHo"] (if you don't know what this is refering to: [http://californiaaggie.com/article/?id=7370 info] [http://californiaaggie.com/article/?id=7452 editorial]). It might be the case that no screens will show up in the ["CoHo"], and only one screen will be purchased. Furthermore, ["AGTV"] may get its own office in the ["ARC"]. Hopefully we'll save a lot of money, put the TV in a better place, and cut the TV count.||<br> - <br> - <br> - = Campus Entertainment =<br> - Old Firehouse Venue for Music Performances:: A long time ago, one ["Slate" slate] promised the Old Firehouse to be used as a new venue for ["Davis Music Scene"] events. However, that ["Slate" slate] has a history of breaking the public trust, thus it is not surprising that they broke this campaign promise as well. Pro-music candidate ["Rob Roy"] will fight for use of this building as a new venue, bringing more culture to ["Campus" campus].<br> - <br> - ''It was my understanding that the building was going to be [http://www.californiaaggie.com/article/?id=7726 destroyed] and that they were going to build somehting else. I don't think that this issue is the fault of ["Student Focus"], (conviencing the university to not tear down a bulding and build something useful would be difficult at best) and that the above paragraph is a misguided ["Shadiness Factor" cheapshot]. Then again, ["Kalen Gallagher" Kalen] could have lied about the campus' plans.'' - ["ArlenAbraham" arlen]<br> - Last I heard the building was going to be used for the ["Technocultural Studies"] program. --["PhilipNeustrom"]<br> - <br> - More Entertainment Council Events:: The ["ASUCD Entertainment Council"] needs more money, so it can put on more events. This would include more concerts by all kinds of artists not allowed in the Mondavi Center, as well as more free movie previews which have been extremely popular on ["Campus" campus]. We are, after all, the ["Slate" slate] of bread and circuses.<br> - <br> - ||Current Status:||&lt;bgcolor="#FFDDDD"&gt;Failed. Quite incredibly. ["ASUCD Entertainment Council"] got cut by US$30,000 in the ["ASUCD Budget"] for 2005/2006. That's like $50,000 Canadian. Hopefully they can make do with the $61,884 subsidy and $310,680 operating budget that they still have, since they only lost 1/3 of their subsidy. ["Kristen Birdsall"] attempted to allocate more money to the ["Entertainment Council"], but found little support other than from ["Ari Kalfayan" Senator Kalfayan]. We hope that they can find more local bands willing to play for non-outrageous sums of money. On a side note, ["El Rodeo"] lost about $30,000 last year.||<br> - <br> - = Student Services =<br> - More Unitrans or Tipsy Taxi Runs:: We've all been there. You need a ride on ["Unitrans"] or ["Tipsy Taxi"], and it's nowhere to be found. ["Unitrans"] runs stop at midnight, and ["Tipsy Taxi"] has only one dispatcher to handle the demand. However, this is the time when most people will be too drunk to drive home. We think that there should be increased service at this time to prevent drunk driving and offer more alternative tranportation. ["Friends Urging Campus Kindness"] will investigate this, and see which program would be most effective in transporting people from a party to their homes. This might require something like a $1 fee for ["Unitrans"] on late runs, but it would be worth it in terms of the safety and kindness you would bring to the campus. Also, we will investigate Sunday ["Unitrans"] runs (probably (P/Q lines) &amp;#8211; not everyone in Band-uhtrans! could possibly party every weekend.<br> - <br> - ||Current Status:||&lt;bgcolor="#DDFFDD"&gt;Achieved (at least partially). Tipsy Taxi is increasing its service to 2AM, which is at least bar closing time. Small steps, everyone. Tipsy Taxi runs now cost more due to a tighter budget, but you can get the same $1 fee with prepaid cards, thanks to ["Thomas Lloyd" Senator Lloyd].||<br> - <br> - Staplers in the Computer Labs:: It should be obvious that people will want to ["Campus Staplers" staple] things in the computer labs after they've printed them out. However, there are no ["Campus Staplers" staplers] in the labs. We've heard that they were stolen in the past, and we've come up with a brilliant solution: bolt them down. We have already written a bill allocating a couple hundred dollars from Capital Reserves to buy some ["Campus Staplers" staplers] for the labs. Solving the little annoyances in student life should be the domain of student government.<br> - <br> - ||Current Status:||&lt;bgcolor="#DDFFDD"&gt;Achieved. ["Rob Roy"] had extensive meetings with the director of the Campus ["Computer Labs"], which eventually resulted in a electric stapler pilot program in the ["MU"] lab. This has now expanded to all major campus labs.[[BR]][[BR]]Due to the delay in achieving this objective, the ["Stapler Liberation Front"] took matters into their own hands, and made an appearance at the Senate.||<br> - <br> - Promoting Campus Safety:: It seems to us that there are already plenty of programs that increase safety on campus, and few people know about them. Self-defense classes are taught through the ["Women's Center"], and Aggie Hosts already provides an ["Campus Safety Escort Service" Escort Service] at night. Publicity of these resources already available to people would really help improve Campus Kindness. We will also look at funding the Women's Center and the ["LGBTRC" LGBT Resource Center] in any programs they have to promote tolerance and decrease sexual assault.<br> - <br> - Book Prices:: It would be nice to take advantage of the free market when it comes to purchasing books for our classes. Currently, most students do not know what books are required for a particular class until the first day of lecture. Usually, there are assignments or readings required relatively soon after that day. This usually leaves just enough time to go to the ["Campus" campus] bookstore to purchase the book at its (relatively high) price. In order to allow students to shop around for the best price from competing vendors, a hallmark of our free market society, we propose that the student government compile a list of all required texts for all possible classes for each quarter and publish them on a central web site, including ISBN numbers, before the start of the quarter to allow all students enough time to look around for the best price. This would increase competition among all vendors and ultimatly lead to lower prices for the students.<br> - <br> - ||Current Status:||&lt;bgcolor="#DDFFDD"&gt;Achived. See '''[http://daviswiki.org/cool_files/books/ daviswiki.org/cool_files/books]''' (''we hope the functionality will eventually be on the ["ASUCD Website"], but it was necessary to release the information as quickly as possible''). ["ASUCD"] ["Senator"] ["Kristen Birdsall"] worked for awhile investigating various ways of getting all the ISBN numbers and getting them online. Finally, she worked with the ["UC Davis Bookstore"] to obtain their master list of textbooks. [[BR]][[BR]] Additionally, Friends Urging Campus Kindness slate member ["RobertBaron"] is working with a ["CalPIRG"] committee to lobby for lower textbook prices. He also became chair of the new ["Textbook Affordability Special Committee"]. More information in [http://www.californiaaggie.com/article/?id=8337 this article] by the ["California Aggie"].||<br> - <br> - Reclaim the MU 5th Floor:: Though there are property insurance issues involved with people on the roof of ["Memorial Union"], it is obvious that it was designed to accomodate people. Since the radioactive ["KDVS"] antenna is no longer on the roof, we feel that everyone should be allowed to be on the 5^th^ Floor Patio. It is, after all, a '''student''' union owned by ["ASUCD"].<br> - <br> - <br> - = SECRET AGENDA: Campus Kindness =<br> - Social Revolution:: If there's one thing that Davis needs, it's a social revolution. We want a new culture, a new philosophy, and a new birth of freedom. We're not exactly sure how to accomplish this, but it will probably involve pot and/or Project Mayhem.<br> - <br> - ||Current Status:||&lt;bgcolor="#FFFFBB"&gt;In Progress. At least we stopped them from immanetizing the Eschaton.||<br> - <br> - More Redwood Trees on Campus:: Okay, we know these trees just suck up the water in the summer, but they're very nice, and add a great feel to the ["Campus" campus]. Redwood trees are the heart of California, and have a soul all their own. Besides, what other contribution can you make that will show ["Campus"] Kindness long after you're dead?<br> - <br> - <br> - ||Current Status:||&lt;bgcolor="#DDFFDD"&gt;Achieved. But not with redwoods, we instead helped to plant native species and drought tolerant trees. Senate passed a resolution supporting a 100-year plan for trees on campus. ["Chad Van Schoelandt"] helped plant the trees... and ["Eric Fox"] walked into one.||<br> - <br> - Terraforming:: We think that life in Davis would be greatly improved if we just installed some hills and an ocean. A mini-golf course would be great among such features. As card-carrying members of the Bavarian Illuminati fnord, our slate members will support all current plans for changing Davis' geography, if they exist.<br> - <br> - Clean Up Putah Creek:: Just because of its name, the body of water doesn't have to be as dirty as an old ''puta''. We'd like the campus to clean it up, and make water actually flow through there. There is definitely not enough ["Campus"] Kindness for the fish, and we friends are urging more kindness.<br> - <br> - * ''At first, i thought this was just as redicilous as terraforming. They've drained Putah in the past, only to have it become green once again. Solution: Make feeding the ["ducks"] in the ["Arboretum"] punishable by a $150 fine, and enforce it. Feeding the ducks ruins everything and people who do it should be fed to the ducks, but we can settle for fines.'' - ["ArlenAbraham" arlen]<br> - * ''I think the solution is not victimizing the ducks, but installing floating aeration pumps. These can be seen in ponds shooting jets of water into the air. People think they're decorative, but in fact they're there to get oxygen into the water, thus sterilizing unwanted microbes and keeping the pond clear.'' --["SteveDavison"]<br> - <br> - Please add any comments/questions below.<br> - [[Comments]]<br> - ------<br> - ''2005-01-27 22:19:42'' [[nbsp]] We should be planting Valley Oaks, not redwoods. --["JackHaskel"]<br> - ------<br> - ''2005-01-28 16:05:21'' [[nbsp]] I agree about the oaks. Native plants should be given preference over non-native generally, and the main focus should be on minimizing upkeep costs such as watering. --["RevChad"]<br> - ------<br> - ''2005-02-02 14:06:33'' [[nbsp]] I love the idea of Senate meetings in the CoHo. --["RishiTrivedi"]<br> - ------<br> - ''2005-02-03 02:50:10'' [[nbsp]] but what about sudden oak death??? --["LisaDavis"]------<br> - ''2005-02-03 08:13:05'' [[nbsp]] Last I heard, the Valley Oak was not one of the species effected by Sudden Oak Death Syndrome. My main point was that we should be planting native species. This is a small issue though. --["JackHaskel"]------<br> - ''2005-02-03 10:41:24'' [[nbsp]] i think lisa was refering to the band sudden oak death --["RobRoy"]------<br> - ''2005-02-03 10:47:52'' [[nbsp]] Hey, FYI, Tipsy Taxi has *two* dispatchers working on Friday and Saturday (there's no need for more than one on Thursdays) what Tipsy Taxi need are more phone lines, I think they only have two now, though it could be one. --["AbbyLawson"]------<br> - ''2005-02-04 00:01:02'' [[nbsp]] This is a very elaborate platform. I likes. --["JanineFiel"]------<br> - ''2005-02-10 22:50:01'' [[nbsp]] I don't especially agree/understand with your "right to party" stance. Other people should be considered too! And there is probably no problem with your "right to party" unless you're making so much noise the neighbors are annoyed.. --["EugeniaWong"]------<br> - ''2005-02-11 23:08:34'' [[nbsp]] Dear Eugenia: When we say "right to party" we do not meab "right to disturb those around you." This is one reason why we request that the city be more business friendly and allow a private club to open and get partyers out of the residential areas. We also want to bring music to campus, so it doesn't have to be at Rob Roy's house. --["RevChad"]------<br> - ''2005-02-11 23:18:18'' [[nbsp]] Hey all, I have been looking into the office on the first floor idea. They just closed it because no one was going in it so they thought it was a waste of money, but I think it would be totally different if senators were in the office. Lets work together on it. :) --["JanineFiel"]------<br> - ''2005-02-11 23:27:47'' [[nbsp]] Hey all, I was just wondering what kind of exact plans you have for implementing some of this stuff, like getting a printer in senate meetings, and getting more unitrans buses at night. Who have you talked to in terms of getting staplers in labs and getting back toilet seat covers in bathrooms because these types of things deal a lot with adminstration and univeristy laws etc. Just hinting if you havent already to talk to all these people, places, units, etc that you want to improve etc before hand so you know the feasibility of the issues. I love the ideas and would love to see a lot of this happen, but there is a lot of redtape and talking you have to go through and if you want you can start working on it all now. --["JanineFiel"]------<br> - ''2005-02-11 23:42:59'' [[nbsp]] Dear Janine: The printer would be easy, as anyone with a small printer and a laptop could just pring them, or other printing arangements can be made as long as it is made clear to the public who to talk to even if we use one of the many printers on the 3rd floor. We talked to the unitrans director about extended night service. He already planned to extend at least one line an hour and seemed very accepting of extending others if funding is given. Staplers we are having a small problem with as the people in charge of the ComLabs are avoiding us. We hope they will do this less as senators. Toilet seat covers we haven't looked into yet in our very limited time. Thank you for your feed back. --["RevChad"]------<br> - ''2005-02-11 23:44:21'' [[nbsp]] PS: Let us know how you would like us to help with the 1st floor senate office. --["RevChad"]<br> - ------<br> - ''2005-02-18 16:22:26'' [[nbsp]] In regard to having 18 Senators elected, I think you have made the right decision in tabling that for the time being. The more feasible plan would be 13 or 15 but one should look at what it would take to get elected as the number of votes might be too low. --["JonathonLeathers"]<br> - ------<br> - ''2005-02-19 02:58:30'' [[nbsp]] I am concerned about the qualifications of those on your slate. I admit that I have not had much contact with you, but from my experiences I feel that those that I have met are not qualified for such a position. Those that I have met may not have been candidates, but they still represent your slate. The qualifications of other candidates can be questioned, but they still DO possess rudimentary public speaking skills. Those that have represented your slate to me often lacked this. You even lack to mention your qualifications, with only Mr. Leathers and Mr. Hernandez stating experience in a leadership position of a student government within their personal statement. Granted, senate can be dramatically improved, but the changes you aim for must be pushed by strong leaders, which to this day I have not seen. Please prove me wrong. If elected, I do hope your leaders will accomplish their goals and not default on weak premises. --["EricWu"]<br> - * ["Rob Roy"]: Manager of Ben &amp; Jerry's for over 5 years, underwriting director of ["KDVS"], and __terrific public speaker__. Have you talked to this guy? He stole the show at the ["ASUCD Elections Forum"]. He has also '''authored''' legislation that was passed by the ["ASUCD Senate" Senate].<br> - * ["Teresa Kenny"]: '''General Manager''' of ["KDVS"]. That's a lot of work. The general manager does a lot. She managed all of ["KDVS"], and ["KDVS"] is freaking HUGE.<br> - * Pedro you'd already mentioned.<br> - * ["Kristen Birdsall"] has no former 'leadership' positions, you are correct.<br> - * There's no way you've talked to ["Mohammad Yahya Rouhani"] because he is extremely convincing and passionate in his speaking.<br> - * ["Chad Van Schoelandt"] hasn't held any 'leadership' positions. Chad has, however, worked with the ["ASUCD Senate" Senate] to '''pass important elections reform legislation'''.<br> - * You have not talked to ["Paul Ivanov"] because he is an absolutely terrific public speaker.<br> - <br> - As for speaking with people who are not candidates but are instead ''representing the slate'', I would like to remind you that those people should not be acting as representives but instead as advisors and contributors of ideas to candidates (''and I'm sorry if you weren't impressed with their speaking skills''). See ["PhilipNeustrom" my page] for more of my personal opinion of these candidates. I encourage you to speak with the candidates yourself and see that they are qualified, open, and interesting people that will hopefully bring meaningful change to the association. --["PhilipNeustrom"]<br> - ------<br> - ''2005-02-20 23:23:29'' [[nbsp]] Eric: I tend to want politics to be about ideas, but since you ask about leadership and such, I have been an officer with Students for an Orwellian Society since me and Brent Laabs founded the Davis Chapter. I think we are quite accomplished and I have done an AG t.v. interview for that club, as well as speaking before the senate about my election reform. The election reform was a large group effort which I played a major role in coordinating and setting the agenda for. You can also judge my public speaking from the candidates forum. As a philosophy major and agrumentative hobbyist I have learned a decent level of persuasive speaking and actual reasoning. Feel free to find me tuesday as I will be tabling with Rob at noon on the quad, and you can ask me about any other qualifications. --["RevChad"]<br> - ------<br> - ''2005-06-05 20:23:15'' [[nbsp]] I think the achieved and failed colors need be changed....I'm color blind and cant even see them. --["JimSchwab"]<br> - ------<br> - ''2005-06-05 20:47:07'' [[nbsp]] Maybe graphics for achieved/in progress? It's in the text in any case. --["BrentLaabs"]<br> - ------<br> - ''2005-08-07 10:29:40'' [[nbsp]] With regards to extending Unitrans and Tipsy Taxi time, do you ever consider that the drivers and dispatchers are also students? And that this will cost more money for paying for wages, the bus, the extra fuel? Have you asked any of the drivers and supervisors if they are willing to now give up their Sundays to run more service? Please remember that we're students also with classes and homework. --["JoAnnaRich"]<br> - ------<br> - ''2005-09-15 19:24:32'' [[nbsp]] The book thing is absolutely awesome. I hate the bookstore, greedy bastards. Anyway to draw more attention to that? Create an additional page just for it. So many students who use the wiki would love to know about this resource. --["EdwinSaada"]<br> - ------<br> - ''2005-09-15 19:43:12'' [[nbsp]] I submit that the Countback Amendment is awesome. --["KenjiYamada"]<br> - ------<br> - ''2005-10-22 17:06:57'' [[nbsp]] Walk-up computer terminals (i.e. running Firefox) in the MU hallways, and King lounge. Most other Student Unions I've visited have walk-up computers scattered where there is foot traffic, not just in designated computer rooms. They are very popular. People just walk up to one, check their email, and in 5 minutes are gone. This is the way ubiquitous computer access should be. No hassle. --["SteveDavison"]<br> - ------<br> - ''2005-10-22 18:57:20'' [[nbsp]] Can we get some estimates on how much these walk up computers will cost, and how would the cash be produced? --["PaulAmnuaypayoat"]<br> - ------<br> - ''2005-10-22 19:04:38'' [[nbsp]] I suggest you ask ["LEAD"] that. It's on their agenda. --["BrentLaabs"]</span> </td> <td> <span>+ The slate is dead so is the platform.</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Friends Urging Campus Kindness Platformhttp://daviswiki.org/Friends_Urging_Campus_Kindness_Platform2006-01-14 14:10:29ArlenAbrahamfixed links <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Friends Urging Campus Kindness Platform<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 133: </td> <td> Line 133: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> * ''[http://www.californiaaggie.com/article/?id=5661 This is why there are no seat covers]. Perhaps ["Tandem Properties"] would pay for seat covers if they all said "TANDEM - WE'VE GOT YOUR ASS COVERD" on them.'' - ["<span>arlen"</span>] </td> <td> <span>+</span> * ''[http://www.californiaaggie.com/article/?id=5661 This is why there are no seat covers]. Perhaps ["Tandem Properties"] would pay for seat covers if they all said "TANDEM - WE'VE GOT YOUR ASS COVERD" on them.'' - ["<span>ArlenAbraham" arlen</span>] </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 137: </td> <td> Line 137: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> ''This will never happen. Geckomail is slow because it's a piece of shit program. If you want it to be faster, it needs to be rewritten. Also, I would think that email servers (ie bronze.ucdavis.edu), would be different machines than the ones that host the web program.<span>&nbsp;Both servers are probably </span> In order to make the email servers noticibly faster, ["ASUCD"] would have to spend redicilous amounts of money. That's not their job, they don't have a budget for buying servers. ["IET"] is much bigger than you and the ammount of beaurocracy there is incredible. If you want your email to be faster and more reliable, forward it somewhere else. I'm sure IET has longrange plans to improve/replace geckomail, they're very smart. Spending money on servers would be reactionary and stupid.'' - ["<span>arlen</span>"] </td> <td> <span>+</span> ''This will never happen. Geckomail is slow because it's a piece of shit program. If you want it to be faster, it needs to be rewritten. Also, I would think that email servers (ie bronze.ucdavis.edu), would be different machines than the ones that host the web program. In order to make the email servers noticibly faster, ["ASUCD"] would have to spend redicilous amounts of money. That's not their job, they don't have a budget for buying servers. ["IET"] is much bigger than you and the ammount of beaurocracy there is incredible. If you want your email to be faster and more reliable, forward it somewhere else. I'm sure IET has longrange plans to improve/replace geckomail, they're very smart. Spending money on servers would be reactionary and stupid.'' - ["<span>ArlenAbraham</span>"<span>&nbsp;arlen</span>] </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 150: </td> <td> Line 150: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> ''It was my understanding that the building was going to be [http://www.californiaaggie.com/article/?id=7726 destroyed] and that they were going to build somehting else. I don't think that this issue is the fault of ["Student Focus"], (conviencing the university to not tear down a bulding and build something useful would be difficult at best) and that the above paragraph is a misguided ["Shadiness Factor" cheapshot]. Then again, ["Kalen Gallagher" Kalen] could have lied about the campus' plans.'' - ["<span>arlen"</span>] </td> <td> <span>+</span> ''It was my understanding that the building was going to be [http://www.californiaaggie.com/article/?id=7726 destroyed] and that they were going to build somehting else. I don't think that this issue is the fault of ["Student Focus"], (conviencing the university to not tear down a bulding and build something useful would be difficult at best) and that the above paragraph is a misguided ["Shadiness Factor" cheapshot]. Then again, ["Kalen Gallagher" Kalen] could have lied about the campus' plans.'' - ["<span>ArlenAbraham" arlen</span>] </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 189: </td> <td> Line 189: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> * ''At first, i thought this was just as redicilous as terraforming. They've drained Putah in the past, only to have it become green once again. Solution: Make feeding the ["ducks"] in the ["Arboretum"] punishable by a $150 fine, and enforce it. Feeding the ducks ruins everything and people who do it should be fed to the ducks, but we can settle for fines.'' - ["<span>arlen"</span>] </td> <td> <span>+</span> * ''At first, i thought this was just as redicilous as terraforming. They've drained Putah in the past, only to have it become green once again. Solution: Make feeding the ["ducks"] in the ["Arboretum"] punishable by a $150 fine, and enforce it. Feeding the ducks ruins everything and people who do it should be fed to the ducks, but we can settle for fines.'' - ["<span>ArlenAbraham" arlen</span>] </td> </tr> </table> </div> Friends Urging Campus Kindness Platformhttp://daviswiki.org/Friends_Urging_Campus_Kindness_Platform2006-01-07 01:08:48BrentLaabsnew achievements. wow, look at all of the green. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Friends Urging Campus Kindness Platform<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 70: </td> <td> Line 70: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> ||Current Status:||&lt;bgcolor="#DDDD<span>FF</span>"&gt;<span>On the ballot</span>. ["Thomas Lloyd"] reintroduced the bill in the form of [http://asucd.ucdavis.edu/gov/docs/newleg/CA.08.Spring.05.doc Constitutional Amendment #8], which requires 60% to approve fee increases. It went through ["IAC"] (where Official Candidate ["Chad Van Schoelandt"] is now a Commissioner) and ["Business and Finance Commission"]. It passed Senate with a vote of 11-1, Kalfayan being the only opposition. [[BR]][[BR]]Rob also quixotically tryed to repeal the ["Move to D1"]. He found out that it had been '''illegally placed on the ballot''', after the deadline for ballot initiatives. However, this doesn't affect things one way or another, because the ["UCD Administrative Officers" UCD Administration] determined the increase in fees, not the students. We are saddened at the lack of respect shown for the bylaws by all of the parties involved.|| </td> <td> <span>+</span> ||Current Status:||&lt;bgcolor="#DD<span>FF</span>DD"&gt;<span>Achieved</span>. ["Thomas Lloyd"] reintroduced the bill in the form of [http://asucd.ucdavis.edu/gov/docs/newleg/CA.08.Spring.05.doc Constitutional Amendment #8], which requires 60% to approve fee increases. It went through ["IAC"] (where Official Candidate ["Chad Van Schoelandt"] is now a Commissioner) and ["Business and Finance Commission"]. It passed Senate with a vote of 11-1, Kalfayan being the only opposition. <span>In the ["Winter 2005 ASUCD Election"], it passed by a large margin. </span>[[BR]][[BR]]Rob also quixotically tryed to repeal the ["Move to D1"]. He found out that it had been '''illegally placed on the ballot''', after the deadline for ballot initiatives. However, this doesn't affect things one way or another, because the ["UCD Administrative Officers" UCD Administration] determined the increase in fees, not the students. We are saddened at the lack of respect shown for the bylaws by all of the parties involved.|| </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 99: </td> <td> Line 99: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> ||Current Status:||&lt;bgcolor="#DDFFDD"&gt;Achieved. ["BrentLaabs"] and other slate members have written a bill to restore the power of ["ASUCD Court"] in elections. This passed Senate with a high level of support.<span>||</span> </td> <td> <span>+</span> ||Current Status:||&lt;bgcolor="#DDFFDD"&gt;Achieved. ["BrentLaabs"] and other slate members have written a bill to restore the power of ["ASUCD Court"] in elections. This passed Senate with a high level of support.<span>&nbsp;&nbsp;Due to what some consider a slow response in the ["Unqualified Candidates Scandal"], some question the wisdom of this now, but our slate stands by the Court.||</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 105: </td> <td> Line 105: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> ||Current Status:||&lt;bgcolor="#DD<span>DD</span>FF"&gt;<span>On the ballot</span>. The bill for Countback Amendment, written by ["PhilipNeustrom"] and ["Jonathon Leathers"]. It passed the ["Internal Affairs Commission"] easily, and it passed the ["ASUCD Senate" Senate] on 4/7 with a vote of 11-1-0 (["Ari Kalfayan" Kalfayan] opposed). <span>["Caliph Assagai"], the ["ASUCD President"] said that he would sign the bill at the senate meeting, so </span>Countback <span>will </span>g<span>o to a vote in the next ASUCD Election in </span>Fall 2005.|| </td> <td> <span>+</span> ||Current Status:||&lt;bgcolor="#DDFF<span>DD</span>"&gt;<span>Achieved</span>. The bill for Countback Amendment, written by ["PhilipNeustrom"] and ["Jonathon Leathers"]. It passed the ["Internal Affairs Commission"] easily, and it passed the ["ASUCD Senate" Senate] on 4/7 with a vote of 11-1-0 (["Ari Kalfayan" Kalfayan] opposed). <span>The ["</span>Countback <span>Amendment"] passed durin</span>g<span>&nbsp;the ["</span>Fall 2005<span>&nbsp;ASUCD Election"] with a high level of support</span>.|| </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 109: </td> <td> Line 109: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> ||Current Status:||&lt;bgcolor="#DDFFDD"&gt;Achieved. A bill to this effect, written by Campaign Manager ["AnthonyParisi"] and the rest of the slate, was passed by the ["Internal Affairs Commission"] on 4/11. It was reworded in ["ASUCD Senate" Senate] on 4/14, and passed unanimously.[[BR]][[BR]] On an interesting note, a motion to send the bill back to IAC drew several abstentions -- enough to fail the motion. || </td> <td> <span>+</span> ||Current Status:||&lt;bgcolor="#DDFFDD"&gt;Achieved. A bill to this effect, written by Campaign Manager ["AnthonyParisi"] and the rest of the slate, was passed by the ["Internal Affairs Commission"] on 4/11. It was reworded in ["ASUCD Senate" Senate] on 4/14, and passed unanimously.[[BR]][[BR]] On an interesting note, a motion to send the bill back to IAC drew several abstentions -- enough to fail the motion. <span>&nbsp;VP/Parlimentarian ["Darnell Holloway"] has been in Senate long enough to occasionally forget this rule change, causing quite a few points of order.</span>|| </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 155: </td> <td> Line 155: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> ||Current Status:||&lt;bgcolor="#FFDDDD"&gt;Failed. Quite incredibly. ["ASUCD Entertainment Council"] got cut by US$30,000 in the ["ASUCD Budget"] for 2005/2006. That's like $50,000 Canadian. Hopefully they can make do with the $61,884 subsidy and $310,680 operating budget that they still have, since they only lost 1/3 of their subsidy. ["Kristen Birdsall"] attempted to allocate more money to the ["Entertainment Council"], but found little support other than from ["Ari Kalfayan" Senator Kalfayan]. We hope that they can find more local bands willing to play for non-outrageous sums of money.|| </td> <td> <span>+</span> ||Current Status:||&lt;bgcolor="#FFDDDD"&gt;Failed. Quite incredibly. ["ASUCD Entertainment Council"] got cut by US$30,000 in the ["ASUCD Budget"] for 2005/2006. That's like $50,000 Canadian. Hopefully they can make do with the $61,884 subsidy and $310,680 operating budget that they still have, since they only lost 1/3 of their subsidy. ["Kristen Birdsall"] attempted to allocate more money to the ["Entertainment Council"], but found little support other than from ["Ari Kalfayan" Senator Kalfayan]. We hope that they can find more local bands willing to play for non-outrageous sums of money.<span>&nbsp;&nbsp;On a side note, ["El Rodeo"] lost about $30,000 last year.</span>|| </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 164: </td> <td> Line 164: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- ||Current Status:||&lt;bgcolor="#FFFFBB"&gt;In Progress. ["Rob Roy"] had a meeting with the director of the Campus ["Computer Labs"], but the lab management wants very expensive staplers. We are currently considering our options on how to proceed, but we remain committed to staplers in the labs.[[BR]][[BR]]On a side note, the ["Stapler Liberation Front"] took matters into their own hands, and made an appearance at the Senate.||</span> </td> <td> <span>+ ||Current Status:||&lt;bgcolor="#DDFFDD"&gt;Achieved. ["Rob Roy"] had extensive meetings with the director of the Campus ["Computer Labs"], which eventually resulted in a electric stapler pilot program in the ["MU"] lab. This has now expanded to all major campus labs.[[BR]][[BR]]Due to the delay in achieving this objective, the ["Stapler Liberation Front"] took matters into their own hands, and made an appearance at the Senate.||</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Friends Urging Campus Kindness Platformhttp://daviswiki.org/Friends_Urging_Campus_Kindness_Platform2005-12-09 03:54:22PhilipNeustromRevert to version dated 2005-12-03 11:17:34. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Friends Urging Campus Kindness Platform<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 243: </td> <td> Line 243: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- ------<br> - ''2005-12-09 04:42:50'' [[nbsp]] Does anyone realise what the initials of "Friends Urging Campus Kindness" read? --["MatthewKeys"]</span> </td> <td> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Friends Urging Campus Kindness Platformhttp://daviswiki.org/Friends_Urging_Campus_Kindness_Platform2005-12-09 03:42:50MatthewKeysComment added. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Friends Urging Campus Kindness Platform<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 243: </td> <td> Line 243: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ------<br> + ''2005-12-09 04:42:50'' [[nbsp]] Does anyone realise what the initials of "Friends Urging Campus Kindness" read? --["MatthewKeys"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Friends Urging Campus Kindness Platformhttp://daviswiki.org/Friends_Urging_Campus_Kindness_Platform2005-12-03 11:17:34ArlenAbraham <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Friends Urging Campus Kindness Platform<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 2: </td> <td> Line 2: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- <br> - * ''This page is a nightmare to edit. Anyone else in favor of making subpages that all display here?'' - ["arlen"]<br> - * not me. pages ''can'' be long and I think that most wiki pages are far too short. --["PhilipNeustrom"]</span> </td> <td> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Friends Urging Campus Kindness Platformhttp://daviswiki.org/Friends_Urging_Campus_Kindness_Platform2005-11-28 11:13:32SteveDavisoncleaning putah <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Friends Urging Campus Kindness Platform<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 193: </td> <td> Line 193: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ * ''I think the solution is not victimizing the ducks, but installing floating aeration pumps. These can be seen in ponds shooting jets of water into the air. People think they're decorative, but in fact they're there to get oxygen into the water, thus sterilizing unwanted microbes and keeping the pond clear.'' --["SteveDavison"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Friends Urging Campus Kindness Platformhttp://daviswiki.org/Friends_Urging_Campus_Kindness_Platform2005-10-22 18:04:38BrentLaabsComment added. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Friends Urging Campus Kindness Platform<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 243: </td> <td> Line 243: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ------<br> + ''2005-10-22 19:04:38'' [[nbsp]] I suggest you ask ["LEAD"] that. It's on their agenda. --["BrentLaabs"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Friends Urging Campus Kindness Platformhttp://daviswiki.org/Friends_Urging_Campus_Kindness_Platform2005-10-22 17:57:20PaulAmnuaypayoatComment added. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Friends Urging Campus Kindness Platform<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 241: </td> <td> Line 241: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ------<br> + ''2005-10-22 18:57:20'' [[nbsp]] Can we get some estimates on how much these walk up computers will cost, and how would the cash be produced? --["PaulAmnuaypayoat"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Friends Urging Campus Kindness Platformhttp://daviswiki.org/Friends_Urging_Campus_Kindness_Platform2005-10-22 16:08:43SteveDavisontweak my comment <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Friends Urging Campus Kindness Platform<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 240: </td> <td> Line 240: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> ''2005-10-22 17:06:57'' [[nbsp]] Walk-up computer terminals (i.e. running Firefox) in the MU hallways. Most other Student Unions I've visited have walk-up computers scattered where there is foot traffic, not just in <span>enclosed</span> rooms. The<span>se are ver</span>y popular. People just walk up to one, check their email, and in 5 minutes are gone. This is the way ubiquitous computer access should be. No hassl<span>e. Put some in the lounges too, like King loung</span>e. --["SteveDavison"] </td> <td> <span>+</span> ''2005-10-22 17:06:57'' [[nbsp]] Walk-up computer terminals (i.e. running Firefox) in the MU hallways<span>, and King lounge</span>. Most other Student Unions I've visited have walk-up computers scattered where there is foot traffic, not just in <span>designated computer</span> rooms. They <span>are very </span>popular. People just walk up to one, check their email, and in 5 minutes are gone. This is the way ubiquitous computer access should be. No hassle. --["SteveDavison"] </td> </tr> </table> </div> Friends Urging Campus Kindness Platformhttp://daviswiki.org/Friends_Urging_Campus_Kindness_Platform2005-10-22 16:06:57SteveDavisonComment added. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Friends Urging Campus Kindness Platform<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 239: </td> <td> Line 239: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ------<br> + ''2005-10-22 17:06:57'' [[nbsp]] Walk-up computer terminals (i.e. running Firefox) in the MU hallways. Most other Student Unions I've visited have walk-up computers scattered where there is foot traffic, not just in enclosed rooms. These are very popular. People just walk up to one, check their email, and in 5 minutes are gone. This is the way ubiquitous computer access should be. No hassle. Put some in the lounges too, like King lounge. --["SteveDavison"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Friends Urging Campus Kindness Platformhttp://daviswiki.org/Friends_Urging_Campus_Kindness_Platform2005-10-22 15:09:01BrentLaabsmajor update to the platform achievements <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Friends Urging Campus Kindness Platform<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 20: </td> <td> Line 20: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> ||Current Status:||&lt;bgcolor="#DDFFDD"&gt;Achieved. Friends Senators ["Kristen Birdsall"] and ["Rob Roy"] hold their office hours on the ["Quad"] in front of the ["MU"] a<span>t leas</span>t once a week. ["Ari Kalfayan"] and ["Janine Fiel"] have also been spotted holding office hours on the Quad. See ["ASUCD Senate" Senate] to see the hours -- if they're not downstairs they're up on the 3^rd^ floor. Though the Senate bought an $80 unenvironmentally friendly vinyl sign, Rob made a rather awesome sign for senate office hours on canvas.|| </td> <td> <span>+</span> ||Current Status:||&lt;bgcolor="#DDFFDD"&gt;Achieved. Friends Senators ["Kristen Birdsall"] and ["Rob Roy"] hold their office hours on the ["Quad"] in front of the ["MU"] a<span>bou</span>t once a week. ["Ari Kalfayan"] and ["Janine Fiel"] have also been spotted holding office hours on the Quad. See ["ASUCD Senate" Senate] to see the hours -- if they're not downstairs they're up on the 3^rd^ floor. Though the Senate bought an $80 unenvironmentally friendly vinyl sign, Rob made a rather awesome sign for senate office hours on canvas.|| </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 33: </td> <td> Line 33: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> ||Current Status:||&lt;bgcolor="#FFFFBB"&gt;In Progress. ["LEAD"] Senator ["Janine Fiel"] held an ASUCD Forum for ["Student Organizations"] called "ASUCD vs. Diversity" on Wednesday, April 13. Several Friends Urging Campus Kindness and ["LEAD"] members attended, and it seemed rather successful. A lot of issues regarding diversity were raised, and everyone got a better idea of how to get involved in ASUCD.[[BR]][[BR]]Issues to be resolved: As far as we could tell, there were no ["Student Focus"] affiliates attending. And it seemed like many of the people who attended were already somewhat active in student activities -- it strengthened the ties between the active members of the community, but it drew in relatively few outsiders.|| </td> <td> <span>+</span> ||Current Status:||&lt;bgcolor="#FFFFBB"&gt;In Progress. ["LEAD"] Senator ["Janine Fiel"] held an ASUCD Forum for ["Student Organizations"] called "ASUCD vs. Diversity" on Wednesday, April 13. Several Friends Urging Campus Kindness and ["LEAD"] members attended, and it seemed rather successful. A lot of issues regarding diversity were raised, and everyone got a better idea of how to get involved in ASUCD.[[BR]][[BR]]<span>Some affiliates of the slate are attending club meetings, and giving updates ont the progress of the Friends' issues.[[BR]][[BR]]</span>Issues to be resolved: As far as we could tell, there were no ["Student Focus"] affiliates attending. And it seemed like many of the people who attended were already somewhat active in student activities -- it strengthened the ties between the active members of the community, but it drew in relatively few outsiders.|| </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 36: </td> <td> Line 36: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ <br> + ||Current Status:||&lt;bgcolor="#FFFFBB"&gt;In Progress. ASUCD is currently planning an expansion of the ["Coffee House"], using money already approved by the ["Campus Expansion Initiative"]. It's possible that we could get a place that could be downstairs, and better suited to the Senate's needs.||</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 55: </td> <td> Line 57: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> ||Current Status:||&lt;bgcolor="#FF<span>FFBB</span>"&gt;<span>In Progress</span>. Budget Hearings resulted in some pretty good things. The unit ["Turbulence"] was dissolved, saving ~$1,500. The ["Health and Wellbeing Committee"] was also dissolved (see above), saving a few hundred. Sadly, the ["Entertainment Council"]'s Budget was cut by $30,000, but a large reason for this was because funds had been mismanaged in the past.|| </td> <td> <span>+</span> ||Current Status:||&lt;bgcolor="#<span>DD</span>FF<span>DD</span>"&gt;<span>Achieved</span>. Budget Hearings resulted in some pretty good things. The unit ["Turbulence"] was dissolved, saving ~$1,500. The ["Health and Wellbeing Committee"] was also dissolved (see above), saving a few hundred. Sadly, the ["Entertainment Council"]'s Budget was cut by $30,000, but a large reason for this was because funds had been mismanaged in the past.|| </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 61: </td> <td> Line 63: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> ||Current Status:||&lt;bgcolor="#FF<span>DDDD</span>"&gt;Failed. <span>For some reason</span>, Sen. ["Rob Roy"] did not vote to reject the purchase of a vinyl sign for the ["External Affairs Commission"] -- after he already proved that you can make an awesome sign with just cloth. ["EAC"] commissioner and canvas sign maker, ["Pete Hernandez"], stated at the <span>s</span>enate meeting that the commission wanted a profesional-looking sign, which he was unsure that he could do.||<br> <span>-</span> <br> <span>-</span> ''<span>I disagree with this</span> be<span>ing "failed." There has certainly been progress in other areas</span>. I agree the sign purchase is stupid, though -- especially since it's the freaking external affairs commission (and not the external affairs office..a minor point but it's important because one's duty is to see legislation and the other is supposed to actually be out there, you know, doing stuff'' --["PhilipNeustrom"] </td> <td> <span>+</span> ||Current Status:||&lt;bgcolor="#FF<span>FFBB</span>"&gt;<span>Both Achieved and </span>Failed. <span>Here's why. Slate members haven't voted to buy us a new fire truck that doesn't put out fires, nor expensive plasma screens which probably won't even make money for AGTV. The new Senate has effectively stopped the purchase of such large ridiculous projects.[[BR]][[BR]]However</span>, Sen. ["Rob Roy"] did not vote to reject the purchase of a vinyl sign for the ["External Affairs Commission"]<span>&nbsp;(approx $80)</span> -- after he already proved that you can make an awesome sign with just cloth. ["EAC"] commissioner and canvas sign maker, ["Pete Hernandez"], stated at the <span>S</span>enate meeting that the commission wanted a profesional-looking sign, which he was unsure that he could do.||<br> <span>+</span> <br> <span>+</span> ''<span>There has certainly</span> be<span>en progress in other areas [than the vinyl sign]</span>. I agree the sign purchase is stupid, though -- especially since it's the freaking external affairs commission (and not the external affairs office..a minor point but it's important because one's duty is to see legislation and the other is supposed to actually be out there, you know, doing stuff'' --["PhilipNeustrom"] </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 71: </td> <td> Line 73: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> ||Current Status:||&lt;bgcolor="#DDDDFF"&gt;On the ballot. ["Thomas Lloyd"] reintroduced the bill in the form of [http://asucd.ucdavis.edu/gov/docs/newleg/CA.08.Spring.05.doc Constitutional Amendment #8], which requires 60% to approve fee increases. It went through ["IAC"] (where Official Candidate ["Chad Van Schoelandt"] is now a Commissioner) and ["Business and Finance Commission"]. It passed Senate with a vote of 11-1, Kalfayan being the only opposition. [[BR]][[BR]]Rob <span>is </span>also quixotically try<span>ing</span> to repeal the ["Move to D1"]. || </td> <td> <span>+</span> ||Current Status:||&lt;bgcolor="#DDDDFF"&gt;On the ballot. ["Thomas Lloyd"] reintroduced the bill in the form of [http://asucd.ucdavis.edu/gov/docs/newleg/CA.08.Spring.05.doc Constitutional Amendment #8], which requires 60% to approve fee increases. It went through ["IAC"] (where Official Candidate ["Chad Van Schoelandt"] is now a Commissioner) and ["Business and Finance Commission"]. It passed Senate with a vote of 11-1, Kalfayan being the only opposition. [[BR]][[BR]]Rob also quixotically try<span>ed</span> to repeal the ["Move to D1"]. <span>&nbsp;He found out that it had been '''illegally placed on the ballot''', after the deadline for ballot initiatives. However, this doesn't affect things one way or another, because the ["UCD Administrative Officers" UCD Administration] determined the increase in fees, not the students. We are saddened at the lack of respect shown for the bylaws by all of the parties involved.</span>|| </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 78: </td> <td> Line 80: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ <br> + <br> + ||Current Status:||&lt;bgcolor="#DDFFDD"&gt;Achieved. Senate has passed a bill requiring the ["Internal Affairs Commission"] to update "Admin Plans" on each unit of ASUCD every other year. This means that every part of the student government will have its goals and projects analysed, hopefully connecting the Senate and the various units more.[[BR]][[BR]]In other news, the ["ASUCD Campus Safety"] unit was disbanded, and the AGTV screens still aren't up.||</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 97: </td> <td> Line 102: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> ||Current Status:||&lt;bgcolor="#DDFFDD"&gt;Achieved. <span>&nbsp;"Senate Intern"</span> ["BrentLaabs"] and other slate members have written a bill to restore the power of ["ASUCD Court"] in elections. This passed <span>s</span>enate with a high level of support.|| </td> <td> <span>+</span> ||Current Status:||&lt;bgcolor="#DDFFDD"&gt;Achieved. ["BrentLaabs"] and other slate members have written a bill to restore the power of ["ASUCD Court"] in elections. This passed <span>S</span>enate with a high level of support.|| </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 117: </td> <td> Line 122: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ||Current Status:||&lt;bgcolor="#DDFFDD"&gt;Achieved. But not by the way we expected. Senate has become a more civilized place, where fewer people are feeling so frustrated that no one is listening to them that they feel the need to swear. ASUCD actually listen to you now.[[BR]][[BR]]It has been suggested the people express their discontent at Senate by raising their fists and yelling "This is an outrage!", a la ["Jason Webley"].||<br> + <br> + </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 119: </td> <td> Line 127: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- ||Current Status:||&lt;bgcolor="#FFFFBB"&gt;Well, it hasn't moved yet. Project Compost's budget was actually increased.||</span> </td> <td> <span>+ ||Current Status:||&lt;bgcolor="#DDFFDD"&gt;Achieved. The new ["Campus Center for the Environment"] is now colocated with Project Compost, which sounds like excellent roommates to us. Project Compost's budget was actually increased in the most recent hearings.||</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 124: </td> <td> Line 132: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> ||Current Status:||&lt;bgcolor="#DDFFDD"&gt;Achieved. See ["Remote Printing"] - ["IET"] said nothing about its availability to us when we met with them; however, it seems that it <span>is alrea</span>d<span>y accessible</span>.|| </td> <td> <span>+</span> ||Current Status:||&lt;bgcolor="#DDFFDD"&gt;Achieved<span>&nbsp;temporarily</span>. See ["Remote Printing"] - ["IET"] said nothing about its availability to us when we met with them; however, it seems that it <span>was accessible for a short time, but then shut </span>d<span>own</span>.|| </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 135: </td> <td> Line 143: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- ||Current Status:||&lt;bgcolor="#FFFFBB"&gt;IT upgraded the server for bronze.ucdavis.edu, ''["BrentLaabs" my]'' email is faster. Is everyone else's?||</span> </td> <td> <span>+ ||Current Status:||&lt;bgcolor="#FFFFBB"&gt;In progress. IET upgraded some of the email servers, so it's working faster for some people. However, IT has been fairly resistant to our efforts on all things; we are having difficulty on the staplers issue. And the staplers are of course higher priority.||</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 150: </td> <td> Line 158: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> ||Current Status:||&lt;bgcolor="#FFDDDD"&gt;Failed. Quite incredibly. ["ASUCD Entertainment Council"] got cut by US$30,000 in the ["ASUCD Budget"] for 2005/2006. That's like $50,000 Canadian. Hopefully they can make do with the $61,884 subsidy and $310,680 operating budget that they still have, since they only lost 1/3 of their subsidy. ["Kristen Birdsall"] attempted to allocate more money to the ["Entertainment Council"], but found little support other than from ["Ari Kalfayan" Senator Kalfayan].|| </td> <td> <span>+</span> ||Current Status:||&lt;bgcolor="#FFDDDD"&gt;Failed. Quite incredibly. ["ASUCD Entertainment Council"] got cut by US$30,000 in the ["ASUCD Budget"] for 2005/2006. That's like $50,000 Canadian. Hopefully they can make do with the $61,884 subsidy and $310,680 operating budget that they still have, since they only lost 1/3 of their subsidy. ["Kristen Birdsall"] attempted to allocate more money to the ["Entertainment Council"], but found little support other than from ["Ari Kalfayan" Senator Kalfayan].<span>&nbsp;&nbsp;We hope that they can find more local bands willing to play for non-outrageous sums of money.</span>|| </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 155: </td> <td> Line 163: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> ||Current Status:||&lt;bgcolor="#DDFFDD"&gt;Achieved (at least partially). Tipsy Taxi is increasing its service to 2AM, which is at least bar closing time. Small steps, everyone.<span>||</span> </td> <td> <span>+</span> ||Current Status:||&lt;bgcolor="#DDFFDD"&gt;Achieved (at least partially). Tipsy Taxi is increasing its service to 2AM, which is at least bar closing time. Small steps, everyone.<span>&nbsp;&nbsp;Tipsy Taxi runs now cost more due to a tighter budget, but you can get the same $1 fee with prepaid cards, thanks to ["Thomas Lloyd" Senator Lloyd].||</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 159: </td> <td> Line 167: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> ||Current Status:||&lt;bgcolor="#FFFFBB"&gt;In Progress. ["Rob Roy"] had a meeting with the director of the Campus ["Computer Labs"], but the lab management wants very expensive staplers. We are currently considering our options on how to proceed, but we remain committed to staplers in the labs.[[BR]][[BR]]On a side note, the ["Stapler Liberation Front"] took matters into their own hands, and made an appearance at the <span>s</span>enate.|| </td> <td> <span>+</span> ||Current Status:||&lt;bgcolor="#FFFFBB"&gt;In Progress. ["Rob Roy"] had a meeting with the director of the Campus ["Computer Labs"], but the lab management wants very expensive staplers. We are currently considering our options on how to proceed, but we remain committed to staplers in the labs.[[BR]][[BR]]On a side note, the ["Stapler Liberation Front"] took matters into their own hands, and made an appearance at the <span>S</span>enate.|| </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 177: </td> <td> Line 185: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> ||Current Status:||&lt;bgcolor="#FF<span>FF</span>B<span>B"&gt;In Pro</span>g<span>res</span>s. Senate passed a resolution supporting a 100-year plan for trees on campus. ["Chad Van Schoelandt"] helped plant the trees... and ["Eric Fox"] walked into one.|| </td> <td> <span>+ <br> +</span> ||Current Status:||&lt;bgcolor="#<span>DD</span>FF<span>DD"&gt;Achieved. </span>B<span>ut not with redwoods, we instead helped to plant native species and drou</span>g<span>ht tolerant tree</span>s. Senate passed a resolution supporting a 100-year plan for trees on campus. ["Chad Van Schoelandt"] helped plant the trees... and ["Eric Fox"] walked into one.|| </td> </tr> </table> </div> Friends Urging Campus Kindness Platformhttp://daviswiki.org/Friends_Urging_Campus_Kindness_Platform2005-09-15 19:50:54AmyZimmerman <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Friends Urging Campus Kindness Platform<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 18: </td> <td> Line 18: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Downstairs Office Hours:: Very few students know what the ["ASUCD"] ["ASUCD Senate" Senate] actually does; even fewer know how to contact their senators. We at ["Friends Urging Campus Kindness"] plan to hold office hours on the ["Quad"], or at ASUCD's office on the first floor of the ["Memorial Union" MU] during inclement weather. In this way, we will better be able to connect to students. All you have to do is walk by the ["Memorial Union" MU] at lunch time, and a <span>S</span>enator will be available to talk about the issues you care about.<br> <span>-</span> <br> <span>-</span> ||Current Status:||&lt;bgcolor="#DDFFDD"&gt;Achieved. Friends Senators ["Kristen Birdsall"] and ["Rob Roy"] hold their office hours on the ["Quad"] in front of the ["MU"] at least once a week. ["Ari Kalfayan"] and ["Janine Fiel"] have also been spotted holding office hours on the Quad. See ["ASUCD Senate" Senate] to see the hours -- if they're not downstairs they're up on the 3^rd^ floor. Though the Senate bought an $80 unenvirofriendly vinyl sign, Rob made a rather awesome sign for <span>S</span>enate office hours on canvas.|| </td> <td> <span>+</span> Downstairs Office Hours:: Very few students know what the ["ASUCD"] ["ASUCD Senate" Senate] actually does; even fewer know how to contact their senators. We at ["Friends Urging Campus Kindness"] plan to hold office hours on the ["Quad"], or at ASUCD's office on the first floor of the ["Memorial Union" MU] during inclement weather. In this way, we will better be able to connect to students. All you have to do is walk by the ["Memorial Union" MU] at lunch time, and a <span>s</span>enator will be available to talk about the issues you care about.<br> <span>+</span> <br> <span>+</span> ||Current Status:||&lt;bgcolor="#DDFFDD"&gt;Achieved. Friends Senators ["Kristen Birdsall"] and ["Rob Roy"] hold their office hours on the ["Quad"] in front of the ["MU"] at least once a week. ["Ari Kalfayan"] and ["Janine Fiel"] have also been spotted holding office hours on the Quad. See ["ASUCD Senate" Senate] to see the hours -- if they're not downstairs they're up on the 3^rd^ floor. Though the Senate bought an $80 unenviro<span>nmentally </span>friendly vinyl sign, Rob made a rather awesome sign for <span>s</span>enate office hours on canvas.|| </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 24: </td> <td> Line 24: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> ||&lt;rowspan="2"&gt;Current Status:||&lt;bgcolor="#DDFFDD"&gt;Achieved. ["SOSSS"]/["Independent"] candidate ["Jonathon Leathers"] wrote a bill to have legislation put online, which was then greatly augmented by ["Thomas Lloyd"]. It passed through a bizarrely arduous journey in the Internet and Networking Committee, and then was approved unanimously by the ["ASUCD Senate" Senate]. Bills are online and each has a one<span>&nbsp;</span>sentence description.||<br> <span>-</span> ||&lt;bgcolor="#FFDDDD"&gt;Failed. A bill was approved by the ["Internal Affairs Commission"] and went to ["ASUCD Senate" Senate] to record minutes for the Elections Committee during meetings where violation points may be assessed. These minutes will then be released to the public and available for review by the ["ASUCD Court"]. This way, we can understand their reasoning for punishments given to candidates and establish precedent to ensure consistency in the future. However, this bill was changed by the <span>S</span>enators, such as ["LEAD" LEAD's] ["ThomasLloyd" Thomas Lloyd], to keep the minutes secret from the public. They will still be available to the court, but this hardly looks like open government. This method was, however, overwhelmingly seen as the more responsible move to make, and key arguments to keep the minutes private were, in fact, made by F.U.C.K.'s very own ["RobRoy" Rob Roy] - Seen [http://californiaaggie.com/article/?id=9272 here].|| </td> <td> <span>+</span> ||&lt;rowspan="2"&gt;Current Status:||&lt;bgcolor="#DDFFDD"&gt;Achieved. ["SOSSS"]/["Independent"] candidate ["Jonathon Leathers"] wrote a bill to have legislation put online, which was then greatly augmented by ["Thomas Lloyd"]. It passed through a bizarrely arduous journey in the Internet and Networking Committee, and then was approved unanimously by the ["ASUCD Senate" Senate]. Bills are online and each has a one<span>-</span>sentence description.||<br> <span>+</span> ||&lt;bgcolor="#FFDDDD"&gt;Failed. A bill was approved by the ["Internal Affairs Commission"] and went to ["ASUCD Senate" Senate] to record minutes for the Elections Committee during meetings where violation points may be assessed. These minutes will then be released to the public and available for review by the ["ASUCD Court"]. This way, we can understand their reasoning for punishments given to candidates and establish precedent to ensure consistency in the future. However, this bill was changed by the <span>s</span>enators, such as ["LEAD" LEAD's] ["ThomasLloyd" Thomas Lloyd], to keep the minutes secret from the public. They will still be available to the court, but this hardly looks like open government. This method was, however, overwhelmingly seen as the more responsible move to make, and key arguments to keep the minutes private were, in fact, made by F.U.C.K.'s very own ["RobRoy" Rob Roy] - Seen [http://californiaaggie.com/article/?id=9272 here].|| </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 29: </td> <td> Line 29: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> ASUCD Documents Available at Senate Meetings:: Whenever we attend the ["ASUCD Senate" <span>S</span>enate], there are never enough agendas available for everyone. Those with their own laptops may be able to access them if they are available online, as mentioned above. However, we would like a laptop and a printer available at ["ASUCD Senate" <span>S</span>enate] <span>M</span>eetings, so that no student is left out of the proceedings. In this way, everyone can understand the process, comment, and help build better bylaws &amp;#8211; without needing to waste paper!<br> <span>-</span> <br> <span>-</span> Promote Interactions with Student Clubs:: Student clubs are one of the most important aspects, and have a variety of needs. Since these organizations are the best place for students to have a collective voice in <span>S</span>tudent government, we have already passed a provision in the Electoral Reform bill to allow ["Student Organizations"] to endorse candidates. We will cooperate with Senator ["Janine Fiel"] and seek to hear the opinions of many different campus clubs. </td> <td> <span>+</span> ASUCD Documents Available at Senate Meetings:: Whenever we attend the ["ASUCD Senate" <span>s</span>enate], there are never enough agendas available for everyone. Those with their own laptops may be able to access them if they are available online, as mentioned above. However, we would like a laptop and a printer available at ["ASUCD Senate" <span>s</span>enate] <span>m</span>eetings, so that no student is left out of the proceedings. In this way, everyone can understand the process, comment, and help build better bylaws &amp;#8211; without needing to waste paper!<br> <span>+</span> <br> <span>+</span> Promote Interactions with Student Clubs:: Student clubs are one of the most important aspects, and have a variety of needs. Since these organizations are the best place for students to have a collective voice in <span>s</span>tudent government, we have already passed a provision in the Electoral Reform bill to allow ["Student Organizations"] to endorse candidates. We will cooperate with Senator ["Janine Fiel"] and seek to hear the opinions of many different campus clubs. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 35: </td> <td> Line 35: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Senate Meetings in the Coffee House:: We feel that the ["ASUCD"] government spends way too much time on the third floor of the ["Memorial Union" MU]. By moving the ["ASUCD Senate" <span>S</span>enate] <span>M</span>eetings into the ["Coffee House"], we can promote ["ASUCD"], increase attendance, and accommodate more people. This may require meetings to start at 6 PM instead of 5:30 PM, but this change is a small sacrifice compared to the input of the people. </td> <td> <span>+</span> Senate Meetings in the Coffee House:: We feel that the ["ASUCD"] government spends way too much time on the third floor of the ["Memorial Union" MU]. By moving the ["ASUCD Senate" <span>s</span>enate] <span>m</span>eetings into the ["Coffee House"], we can promote ["ASUCD"], increase attendance, and accommodate more people. This may require meetings to start at 6 PM instead of 5:30 PM, but this change is a small sacrifice compared to the input of the people. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 43: </td> <td> Line 43: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Increase Gender and Sexuality Commission's Budget:: Cost of one fire truck for ["Aggie Pack"] to launch tube socks: $5,000. Annual budget of the ["Gender and Sexuality Commission"]: $3,099. We believe that the ["ASUCD Senate" Senate] has misplaced its priorities in the past by promoting special interests such as ["Aggie Pack"] rather than funding projects <span>which</span> benefit a large number of students. ["Gender and Sexuality Commission" GASC] projects are educational as well as entertaining, and provide a lot more quality to student life than getting hit in the head by a tube sock. </td> <td> <span>+</span> Increase Gender and Sexuality Commission's Budget:: Cost of one fire truck for ["Aggie Pack"] to launch tube socks: $5,000. Annual budget of the ["Gender and Sexuality Commission"]: $3,099. We believe that the ["ASUCD Senate" Senate] has misplaced its priorities in the past by promoting special interests such as ["Aggie Pack"] rather than funding projects <span>that</span> benefit a large number of students. ["Gender and Sexuality Commission" GASC] projects are educational as well as entertaining, and provide a lot more quality to student life than getting hit in the head by a tube sock. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 47: </td> <td> Line 47: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Senators at Commission Meetings:: One of the problems that is almost routine in ["ASUCD Senate" Senate] is the lack of Senators at Commission meetings. These commissions are the heart and soul of ["ASUCD" ASUCD's] activities at ["UC Davis"]. We promise that our ["Slate" slate] members will attend more commission meetings, so that we will be able to make informed decisions on important issues. We also promise to read all of the legislation before we come to ["ASUCD Senate" <span>S</span>enate] meetings. That should be a no-brainer, but it is far too often an issue at ["ASUCD Senate" <span>S</span>enate] meetings. </td> <td> <span>+</span> Senators at Commission Meetings:: One of the problems that is almost routine in ["ASUCD Senate" Senate] is the lack of Senators at Commission meetings. These commissions are the heart and soul of ["ASUCD" ASUCD's] activities at ["UC Davis"]. We promise that our ["Slate" slate] members will attend more commission meetings, so that we will be able to make informed decisions on important issues. We also promise to read all of the legislation before we come to ["ASUCD Senate" <span>s</span>enate] meetings. That should be a no-brainer, but it is far too often an issue at ["ASUCD Senate" <span>s</span>enate] meetings. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 61: </td> <td> Line 61: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> ||Current Status:||&lt;bgcolor="#FFDDDD"&gt;Failed. For some reason, Sen. ["Rob Roy"] did not vote to reject the purchase of a vinyl sign for the ["External Affairs Commission"] -- after he already proved that you can make an awesome sign with just cloth. ["EAC"] <span>C</span>ommissioner and canvas sign maker, ["Pete Hernandez"], stated at the <span>Senate meeting that the C</span>ommission wanted a profesional<span>&nbsp;</span>looking sign, which he was unsure that he could do.|| </td> <td> <span>+</span> ||Current Status:||&lt;bgcolor="#FFDDDD"&gt;Failed. For some reason, Sen. ["Rob Roy"] did not vote to reject the purchase of a vinyl sign for the ["External Affairs Commission"] -- after he already proved that you can make an awesome sign with just cloth. ["EAC"] <span>c</span>ommissioner and canvas sign maker, ["Pete Hernandez"], stated at the <span>senate meeting that the c</span>ommission wanted a profesional<span>-</span>looking sign, which he was unsure that he could do.|| </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 83: </td> <td> Line 83: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> End Davis Apartheid:: Davis is a house divided against itself. Many students feel as if the residents wish to exclude them, and to make life difficult. As students and residents have different priorities, it is important that both groups are represented on Davis ["City Council"]. However, the City Council elections are held in June, during finals week when many students aren't interested voting. These elections need to be moved to November, when most other elections are held and students are most interested in voting. We will also lobby for the C<span>ity to adopt ["C</span>hoice Voting"] for <span>C</span>ouncil elections.<br> <span>-</span> <br> <span>-</span> ||Current Status:||&lt;bgcolor="#FFFFBB"&gt;In Progress. <span>Both </span>Friends Urging Campus Kindness <span>S</span>enators, as well as many other associates of the slate, have been working very closely with the ["Davis Citizens for Representation"] and showing up at Davis Governance Task Force meetings, ["Davis City Council"] meetings, helping with tabling at ["Farmers Market"] for ["Choice Voting"], and helping to produce literature about ["Choice Voting"]. Currently, the C<span>ouncil is considering whether to adopt the recommendations of the Task Force, which include C</span>hoice Voting for the <span>C</span>ity of ["Davis"]. Urger ["Pete Hernandez"] is currently on ["External Affairs Commission"] and working on a Choice Voting Forum for students and the community to learn about what choice voting could do for the <span>C</span>ity of Davis.||<br> <span>-</span> <br> <span>-</span> Creating a Davis Night Life:: If only there was a good place for people to perform and have a good time in Davis, there wouldn't be the need for so many house parties. If Davis had a nightclub, residents wouldn't be disturbed and Davis would have an actual nightlife. We propose that we investigate the creation of a nightclub in the city of Davis, owned and operated by ["ASUCD"]. We will also sell ["Alcohol" beer] and ["Alcohol" wine] produced on campus by the Food Science, Viticulture, and Enology departments. This is our most ambitious proposal, and we will seek private investment and a business plan to create a profitable venture.<br> <span>-</span> <br> <span>-</span> Lobbying for Students and Ethics of Lobbying:: We promise that we will only lobby for issues that relate directly to students and student life. This includes promoting school diversity, reducing student fees, and support for union labor on campus. However, we will work hard to make sure that we do not endorse candidates for public office or issues that most students will not support. This is not to say that we won't take a stand for issues we believe in. We plan on using the ["ASUCD Senate" <span>S</span>enate] as a soapbox on which to present our issues, without making the ["ASUCD Senate" <span>S</span>enate] vote. In this way, we can balance activism with responsibility to all of the students we represent. </td> <td> <span>+</span> End Davis Apartheid:: Davis is a house divided against itself. Many students feel as if the residents wish to exclude them, and to make life difficult. As students and residents have different priorities, it is important that both groups are represented on Davis ["City Council"]. However, the City Council elections are held in June, during finals week when many students aren't interested voting. These elections need to be moved to November, when most other elections are held and students are most interested in voting. We will also lobby for the <span>city to adopt ["</span>Choice Voting"] for <span>c</span>ouncil elections.<br> <span>+</span> <br> <span>+</span> ||Current Status:||&lt;bgcolor="#FFFFBB"&gt;In Progress. Friends Urging Campus Kindness <span>s</span>enators, as well as many other associates of the slate, have been working very closely with the ["Davis Citizens for Representation"] and showing up at Davis Governance Task Force meetings, ["Davis City Council"] meetings, helping with tabling at ["Farmers Market"] for ["Choice Voting"], and helping to produce literature about ["Choice Voting"]. Currently, the <span>council is considering whether to adopt the recommendations of the Task Force, which include </span>Choice Voting for the <span>c</span>ity of ["Davis"]. Urger ["Pete Hernandez"] is currently on ["External Affairs Commission"] and working on a Choice Voting Forum for students and the community to learn about what choice voting could do for the <span>c</span>ity of Davis.||<br> <span>+</span> <br> <span>+</span> Creating a Davis Night Life:: If only there was a good place for people to perform and have a good time in Davis, there wouldn't be the need for so many house parties. If Davis had a nightclub, residents wouldn't be disturbed and Davis would have an actual night<span>&nbsp;</span>life. We propose that we investigate the creation of a nightclub in the city of Davis, owned and operated by ["ASUCD"]. We will also sell ["Alcohol" beer] and ["Alcohol" wine] produced on campus by the Food Science, Viticulture, and Enology departments. This is our most ambitious proposal, and we will seek private investment and a business plan to create a profitable venture.<br> <span>+</span> <br> <span>+</span> Lobbying for Students and Ethics of Lobbying:: We promise that we will only lobby for issues that relate directly to students and student life. This includes promoting school diversity, reducing student fees, and support for union labor on campus. However, we will work hard to make sure that we do not endorse candidates for public office or issues that most students will not support. This is not to say that we won't take a stand for issues we believe in. We plan on using the ["ASUCD Senate" <span>s</span>enate] as a soapbox on which to present our issues, without making the ["ASUCD Senate" <span>s</span>enate] vote. In this way, we can balance activism with responsibility to all of the students we represent. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 95: </td> <td> Line 95: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> More Power to the Judicial Branch:: The Judicial Branch has very little power in ["ASUCD"], and that has clearly caused an imbalance of power in the student government. The other two branches have been free to create many controversies due to the lack of oversight: the ["Election Statement Controversy"], the ["Campaigning in Dorms Controversy"], and ["Lamargate"]. We seek to restore the power of the ["ASUCD Court"] so that procedural errors can be avoided in the ["ASUCD Senate" <span>S</span>enate], <span>C</span>ommissions, <span>C</span>ommittees, and the ["ASUCD President" <span>P</span>residency]. This might require a public prosecutor and a public defender to work for ["ASUCD"] to bring more cases before problems arise. It also might require ["ASUCD"] be given back the elections jurisdiction. We promise that we will make the ["ASUCD Court" Judiciary] a working branch of the student government.<br> <span>-</span> <br> <span>-</span> ||Current Status:||&lt;bgcolor="#DDFFDD"&gt;Achieved. "Senate Intern" ["BrentLaabs"] and other slate members have written a bill to restore the power of ["ASUCD Court"] in elections. This passed <span>S</span>enate with a high level of support.||<br> <span>-</span> <br> <span>-</span> Reduced Power for the Executive:: Over his term, ["ASUCD President"] ["Kalen Gallagher"] has had free rein over all of ["ASUCD"]. He vetoed legislation which would have kept your fees from increasing in the future. The ["ASUCD Court" Judicial Branch] cannot author legislation because of ["Kalen Gallagher" Kalen's] veto, but the ["ASUCD President" Executive] can write as much legislation as <span>they want</span>. The office of the ["ASUCD President" <span>P</span>resident] has a $20,000 slush fund, to do with as he wants. Many of the autocrats in ["ASUCD"] have been removed, such as "Queen" ["Vicki Swett" Victoria Swett] and "["Black Caesar"]" Tiqula Bledsoe. Clearly, there needs to be more oversight of the ["ASUCD President" President] in the future. The ["Countback"] Amendment, discussed below, is one important way to accomplish this. </td> <td> <span>+</span> More Power to the Judicial Branch:: The Judicial Branch has very little power in ["ASUCD"], and that has clearly caused an imbalance of power in the student government. The other two branches have been free to create many controversies due to the lack of oversight: the ["Election Statement Controversy"], the ["Campaigning in Dorms Controversy"], and ["Lamargate"]. We seek to restore the power of the ["ASUCD Court"] so that procedural errors can be avoided in the ["ASUCD Senate" <span>s</span>enate], <span>c</span>ommissions, <span>c</span>ommittees, and the ["ASUCD President" <span>p</span>residency]. This might require a public prosecutor and a public defender to work for ["ASUCD"] to bring more cases before problems arise. It also might require ["ASUCD"] be given back the elections jurisdiction. We promise that we will make the ["ASUCD Court" Judiciary] a working branch of the student government.<br> <span>+</span> <br> <span>+</span> ||Current Status:||&lt;bgcolor="#DDFFDD"&gt;Achieved. "Senate Intern" ["BrentLaabs"] and other slate members have written a bill to restore the power of ["ASUCD Court"] in elections. This passed <span>s</span>enate with a high level of support.||<br> <span>+</span> <br> <span>+</span> Reduced Power for the Executive:: Over his term, ["ASUCD President"] ["Kalen Gallagher"] has had free rein over all of ["ASUCD"]. He vetoed legislation which would have kept your fees from increasing in the future. The ["ASUCD Court" Judicial Branch] cannot author legislation because of ["Kalen Gallagher" Kalen's] veto, but the ["ASUCD President" Executive] can write as much legislation as <span>he wants</span>. The office of the ["ASUCD President" <span>p</span>resident] has a $20,000 slush fund, to do with as he wants. Many of the autocrats in ["ASUCD"] have been removed, such as "Queen" ["Vicki Swett" Victoria Swett] and "["Black Caesar"]" Tiqula Bledsoe. Clearly, there needs to be more oversight of the ["ASUCD President" President] in the future. The ["Countback"] Amendment, discussed below, is one important way to accomplish this. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 103: </td> <td> Line 103: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> ||Current Status:||&lt;bgcolor="#DDDDFF"&gt;On the ballot. The bill for Countback Amendment, written by ["PhilipNeustrom"] and ["Jonathon Leathers"]. It passed the ["Internal Affairs Commission"] easily, and it passed the ["ASUCD Senate" Senate] on 4/7 with a vote of 11-1-0 (["Ari Kalfayan" Kalfayan] opposed). ["Caliph Assagai"], the ["ASUCD President"] said that he would sign the bill at the <span>S</span>enate meeting, so Countback will go to a vote in the next ASUCD Election in Fall 2005.||<br> <span>-</span> <br> <span>-</span> Rewrite the <span>S</span>enate's Standing Rules:: The way the ["ASUCD Senate" Senate] currently works, abstentions are treated the same as "no" votes; bills must be approved by a majority of ["ASUCD Senate" <span>S</span>enate] seats. Thus, if there is a vacancy in the ["ASUCD Senate" <span>S</span>enate], it essentially counts as a "no" vote. Some bills have failed even with a majority of seated <span>S</span>enators in support the bills. This is extraordinarily stupid. No elected body works like this. Majority calculations should be calculated based on the number actually participating in the vote, and it will be if we're elected. </td> <td> <span>+</span> ||Current Status:||&lt;bgcolor="#DDDDFF"&gt;On the ballot. The bill for Countback Amendment, written by ["PhilipNeustrom"] and ["Jonathon Leathers"]. It passed the ["Internal Affairs Commission"] easily, and it passed the ["ASUCD Senate" Senate] on 4/7 with a vote of 11-1-0 (["Ari Kalfayan" Kalfayan] opposed). ["Caliph Assagai"], the ["ASUCD President"] said that he would sign the bill at the <span>s</span>enate meeting, so Countback will go to a vote in the next ASUCD Election in Fall 2005.||<br> <span>+</span> <br> <span>+</span> Rewrite the <span>s</span>enate's Standing Rules:: The way the ["ASUCD Senate" Senate] currently works, abstentions are treated the same as "no" votes; bills must be approved by a majority of ["ASUCD Senate" <span>s</span>enate] seats. Thus, if there is a vacancy in the ["ASUCD Senate" <span>s</span>enate], it essentially counts as a "no" vote. Some bills have failed even with a majority of seated <span>s</span>enators in support the bills. This is extraordinarily stupid. No elected body works like this. Majority calculations should be calculated based on the number actually participating in the vote, and it will be if we're elected. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 109: </td> <td> Line 109: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Expand the Senate to 18 Seats:: To take full advantage of ["Choice Voting"], we need to have more senators to represent every group on campus better. Campus conservatives have a senator &amp;#8211; why can't engineers? By putting 9 people in ["ASUCD Senate" <span>S</span>enate] seats each election (18 total), we ensure that a more diverse group is put in the ["ASUCD Senate" <span>S</span>enate]. Diversity of opinions is what makes a university great, and will make the ["ASUCD Senate" <span>S</span>enate] much better informed about all of campus life. </td> <td> <span>+</span> Expand the Senate to 18 Seats:: To take full advantage of ["Choice Voting"], we need to have more senators to represent every group on campus better. Campus conservatives have a senator &amp;#8211; why can't engineers? By putting 9 people in ["ASUCD Senate" <span>s</span>enate] seats each election (18 total), we ensure that a more diverse group is put in the ["ASUCD Senate" <span>s</span>enate]. Diversity of opinions is what makes a university great, and will make the ["ASUCD Senate" <span>s</span>enate] much better informed about all of campus life. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 115: </td> <td> Line 115: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Protect Freedom of Speech:: We believe the Freedom of Speech is the foundation of a free society, and that this right to expression must include Freedom of Emotional Speech as well. However, some emotionally charged words have been censored at ["UC Davis" UCD] and in the ["ASUCD Senate" <span>S</span>enate], most notably by ["Paloma Perez"]. That is not like ["Friends Urging Campus Kindness"] at all. We believe that Freedom of all speech must be protected at ["ASUCD Senate" <span>S</span>enate] meetings, election forums, campaigns, and Write Club events. Far too many have been censored so far, to the detriment of us all. </td> <td> <span>+</span> Protect Freedom of Speech:: We believe the Freedom of Speech is the foundation of a free society, and that this right to expression must include Freedom of Emotional Speech as well. However, some emotionally charged words have been censored at ["UC Davis" UCD] and in the ["ASUCD Senate" <span>s</span>enate], most notably by ["Paloma Perez"]. That is not like ["Friends Urging Campus Kindness"] at all. We believe that Freedom of all speech must be protected at ["ASUCD Senate" <span>s</span>enate] meetings, election forums, campaigns, and Write Club events. Far too many have been censored so far, to the detriment of us all. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 124: </td> <td> Line 124: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> ||Current Status:||&lt;bgcolor="#DDFFDD"&gt;Achieved. See ["Remote Printing"] - ["IET"] said nothing about it<span>'</span>s availability to us when we met with them; however, it seems that it is already accessible.||<br> <span>-</span> <br> <span>-</span> Sanitary Seat Covers in Restrooms:: For some reason, there are no seat covers in ["Shields Library" Shields Library], one of the ["Campus" campus's] dirtiest ["Cleanest Bathrooms" bathrooms] and most highly trafficked buildings. They say that they don't have the budget for seat covers, but there are seat covers in ["Mrak Hall"]. We will lobby the ["UC Davis" <span>U</span>niversity] administration to put seat covers everywhere, as it is such a simple sanitary device that all people should have access to them when they need them. If the administration is unwilling or unable to accommodate the sanitary needs of the students, staff, and faculty that frequent ["Shields Library" Shields Library], we will take it upon ourselves to create a bill to purchase the seat covers and pay for the installation. </td> <td> <span>+</span> ||Current Status:||&lt;bgcolor="#DDFFDD"&gt;Achieved. See ["Remote Printing"] - ["IET"] said nothing about its availability to us when we met with them; however, it seems that it is already accessible.||<br> <span>+</span> <br> <span>+</span> Sanitary Seat Covers in Restrooms:: For some reason, there are no seat covers in ["Shields Library" Shields Library], one of the ["Campus" campus's] dirtiest ["Cleanest Bathrooms" bathrooms] and most highly trafficked buildings. They say that they don't have the budget for seat covers, but there are seat covers in ["Mrak Hall"]. We will lobby the ["UC Davis" <span>u</span>niversity] administration to put seat covers everywhere, as it is such a simple sanitary device that all people should have access to them when they need them. If the administration is unwilling or unable to accommodate the sanitary needs of the students, staff, and faculty that frequent ["Shields Library" Shields Library], we will take it upon ourselves to create a bill to purchase the seat covers and pay for the installation. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 130: </td> <td> Line 130: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Speed Up Geckomail:: Some of us have noticed that the campus webmail, or Geckomail, has been exceptionally slow lately. We're not sure where the data bottleneck is, but it would be possible to use ["ASUCD"] funds to purchase a new server if it is needed. Though truly, it is the ["UC Davis" <span>U</span>niversity's] responsibility to maintain the system, and perhaps a little "encouragement" from student government is all they need to get into action. </td> <td> <span>+</span> Speed Up Geckomail:: Some of us have noticed that the campus webmail, or Geckomail, has been exceptionally slow lately. We're not sure where the data bottleneck is, but it would be possible to use ["ASUCD"] funds to purchase a new server if it is needed. Though truly, it is the ["UC Davis" <span>u</span>niversity's] responsibility to maintain the system, and perhaps a little "encouragement" from student government is all they need to get into action. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 137: </td> <td> Line 137: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Television in the MU?:: Though the ["SOSSS"] part of our ["Slate" slate] normally supports telescreens, we're not sure the rest of the campus does. We wish to take a poll of the ["Campus" campus] and ask them, "Do you think that the television in the ["Memorial Union" MU] which broadcasts what is essentially advertising belongs in a university, given how much money it makes for ["ASUCD"]?" We think your opinion is important, and we will listen to all public opinion polls as they represent the opinion of the campus in general, not just ["ASUCD"] politicos.<br> <span>-</span> <br> <span>-</span> ||Current Status:||&lt;bgcolor="#FFFFBB"&gt;In progress. We're trying to find a place for the telescreens where they won't annoy too many people. ["AGTV"] continues to base <span>their</span> economic future on the screens, which is somewhat troubling considering the operating life of the plasma screens among other factors. However, pressure has been applied to the idea of moving one screen to the ["ARC"] and only moving one screen into the ["CoHo"] (if you don't know what this is refering to: [http://californiaaggie.com/article/?id=7370 info] [http://californiaaggie.com/article/?id=7452 editorial]). It might be the case that no screens will show up in the ["CoHo"], and only one screen will be purchased. Furthermore, ["AGTV"] may get <span>their</span> own office in the ["ARC"]. Hopefully we'll save a lot of money, put the TV in a better place, and cut the TV count.|| </td> <td> <span>+</span> Television in the MU?:: Though the ["SOSSS"] part of our ["Slate" slate] normally supports telescreens, we're not sure the rest of the campus does. We wish to take a poll of the ["Campus" campus] and ask them, "Do you think that the television in the ["Memorial Union" MU]<span>,</span> which broadcasts what is essentially advertising<span>,</span> belongs in a university, given how much money it makes for ["ASUCD"]?" We think your opinion is important, and we will listen to all public opinion polls as they represent the opinion of the campus in general, not just ["ASUCD"] politicos.<br> <span>+</span> <br> <span>+</span> ||Current Status:||&lt;bgcolor="#FFFFBB"&gt;In progress. We're trying to find a place for the telescreens where they won't annoy too many people. ["AGTV"] continues to base <span>its</span> economic future on the screens, which is somewhat troubling considering the operating life of the plasma screens among other factors. However, pressure has been applied to the idea of moving one screen to the ["ARC"] and only moving one screen into the ["CoHo"] (if you don't know what this is refering to: [http://californiaaggie.com/article/?id=7370 info] [http://californiaaggie.com/article/?id=7452 editorial]). It might be the case that no screens will show up in the ["CoHo"], and only one screen will be purchased. Furthermore, ["AGTV"] may get <span>its</span> own office in the ["ARC"]. Hopefully we'll save a lot of money, put the TV in a better place, and cut the TV count.|| </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 155: </td> <td> Line 155: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> ||Current Status:||&lt;bgcolor="#DDFFDD"&gt;Achieved (at least partially). Tipsy Taxi is increasing t<span>heir</span> service to 2AM, which is at least bar closing time. Small steps, everyone.|| </td> <td> <span>+</span> ||Current Status:||&lt;bgcolor="#DDFFDD"&gt;Achieved (at least partially). Tipsy Taxi is increasing <span>i</span>t<span>s</span> service to 2AM, which is at least bar closing time. Small steps, everyone.|| </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 159: </td> <td> Line 159: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> ||Current Status:||&lt;bgcolor="#FFFFBB"&gt;In Progress. ["Rob Roy"] had a meeting with the director of the Campus ["Computer Labs"], but the lab management wants very expensive staplers. We are currently considering our options on how to proceed, but we remain committed to staplers in the labs.[[BR]][[BR]]On a side note, the ["Stapler Liberation Front"] took matters into their own hands, and made an appearance at <span>S</span>enate.||<br> <span>-</span> <br> <span>-</span> Promoting Campus Safety:: It seems to us that there are already plenty of programs that increase safety on campus, and few people know about them. Self-defense classes are taught though the ["Women's Center"], and Aggie Hosts already provides an ["Campus Safety Escort Service" Escort Service] at night. Publicity of these resources already available to people would really help improve Campus Kindness. We will also look at funding the Women's Center and the ["LGBTRC" LGBT Resource Center] in any programs they have to promote tolerance and decrease sexual assault. </td> <td> <span>+</span> ||Current Status:||&lt;bgcolor="#FFFFBB"&gt;In Progress. ["Rob Roy"] had a meeting with the director of the Campus ["Computer Labs"], but the lab management wants very expensive staplers. We are currently considering our options on how to proceed, but we remain committed to staplers in the labs.[[BR]][[BR]]On a side note, the ["Stapler Liberation Front"] took matters into their own hands, and made an appearance at <span>the s</span>enate.||<br> <span>+</span> <br> <span>+</span> Promoting Campus Safety:: It seems to us that there are already plenty of programs that increase safety on campus, and few people know about them. Self-defense classes are taught th<span>r</span>ough the ["Women's Center"], and Aggie Hosts already provides an ["Campus Safety Escort Service" Escort Service] at night. Publicity of these resources already available to people would really help improve Campus Kindness. We will also look at funding the Women's Center and the ["LGBTRC" LGBT Resource Center] in any programs they have to promote tolerance and decrease sexual assault. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Friends Urging Campus Kindness Platformhttp://daviswiki.org/Friends_Urging_Campus_Kindness_Platform2005-09-15 18:43:12KenjiYamadaComment added. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Friends Urging Campus Kindness Platform<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 228: </td> <td> Line 228: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ------<br> + ''2005-09-15 19:43:12'' [[nbsp]] I submit that the Countback Amendment is awesome. --["KenjiYamada"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Friends Urging Campus Kindness Platformhttp://daviswiki.org/Friends_Urging_Campus_Kindness_Platform2005-09-15 18:24:32EdwinSaadaComment added. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Friends Urging Campus Kindness Platform<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 226: </td> <td> Line 226: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ------<br> + ''2005-09-15 19:24:32'' [[nbsp]] The book thing is absolutely awesome. I hate the bookstore, greedy bastards. Anyway to draw more attention to that? Create an additional page just for it. So many students who use the wiki would love to know about this resource. --["EdwinSaada"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Friends Urging Campus Kindness Platformhttp://daviswiki.org/Friends_Urging_Campus_Kindness_Platform2005-09-15 12:35:54KristenBirdsalladded an N <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Friends Urging Campus Kindness Platform<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 165: </td> <td> Line 165: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> ||Current Status:||&lt;bgcolor="#DDFFDD"&gt;Achived. See '''[http://daviswiki.org/cool_files/books/ daviswiki.org/cool_files/books]''' (''we hope the functionality will eventually be on the ["ASUCD Website"], but it was necessary to release the information as quickly as possible''). ["ASUCD"] ["Senator"] ["Kristen Birdsall"] worked for awhile investigating various ways of getting all the ISB numbers and getting them online. Finally, she worked with the ["UC Davis Bookstore"] to obtain their master list of textbooks. [[BR]][[BR]] Additionally, Friends Urging Campus Kindness slate member ["RobertBaron"] is working with a ["CalPIRG"] committee to lobby for lower textbook prices. He also became chair of the new ["Textbook Affordability Special Committee"]. More information in [http://www.californiaaggie.com/article/?id=8337 this article] by the ["California Aggie"].|| </td> <td> <span>+</span> ||Current Status:||&lt;bgcolor="#DDFFDD"&gt;Achived. See '''[http://daviswiki.org/cool_files/books/ daviswiki.org/cool_files/books]''' (''we hope the functionality will eventually be on the ["ASUCD Website"], but it was necessary to release the information as quickly as possible''). ["ASUCD"] ["Senator"] ["Kristen Birdsall"] worked for awhile investigating various ways of getting all the ISB<span>N</span> numbers and getting them online. Finally, she worked with the ["UC Davis Bookstore"] to obtain their master list of textbooks. [[BR]][[BR]] Additionally, Friends Urging Campus Kindness slate member ["RobertBaron"] is working with a ["CalPIRG"] committee to lobby for lower textbook prices. He also became chair of the new ["Textbook Affordability Special Committee"]. More information in [http://www.californiaaggie.com/article/?id=8337 this article] by the ["California Aggie"].|| </td> </tr> </table> </div> Friends Urging Campus Kindness Platformhttp://daviswiki.org/Friends_Urging_Campus_Kindness_Platform2005-09-15 05:49:38PhilipNeustrom <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Friends Urging Campus Kindness Platform<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 165: </td> <td> Line 165: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> ||Current Status:||&lt;bgcolor="#DDFFDD"&gt;Achived. See '''[http://daviswiki.org/cool_files/books/ daviswiki.org/cool_files/books]''' (''functionality will eventually be on the ["ASUCD Website"], but it was necessary to release the information as quickly as possible''). ["ASUCD"] ["Senator"] ["Kristen Birdsall"] worked for awhile investigating various ways of getting all the ISB numbers and getting them online. Finally, she worked with the ["UC Davis Bookstore"] to obtain their master list of textbooks. [[BR]][[BR]] Additionally, Friends Urging Campus Kindness slate member ["RobertBaron"] is working with a ["CalPIRG"] committee to lobby for lower textbook prices. He also became chair of the new ["Textbook Affordability Special Committee"]. More information in [http://www.californiaaggie.com/article/?id=8337 this article] by the ["California Aggie"].|| </td> <td> <span>+</span> ||Current Status:||&lt;bgcolor="#DDFFDD"&gt;Achived. See '''[http://daviswiki.org/cool_files/books/ daviswiki.org/cool_files/books]''' (''<span>we hope the </span>functionality will eventually be on the ["ASUCD Website"], but it was necessary to release the information as quickly as possible''). ["ASUCD"] ["Senator"] ["Kristen Birdsall"] worked for awhile investigating various ways of getting all the ISB numbers and getting them online. Finally, she worked with the ["UC Davis Bookstore"] to obtain their master list of textbooks. [[BR]][[BR]] Additionally, Friends Urging Campus Kindness slate member ["RobertBaron"] is working with a ["CalPIRG"] committee to lobby for lower textbook prices. He also became chair of the new ["Textbook Affordability Special Committee"]. More information in [http://www.californiaaggie.com/article/?id=8337 this article] by the ["California Aggie"].|| </td> </tr> </table> </div> Friends Urging Campus Kindness Platformhttp://daviswiki.org/Friends_Urging_Campus_Kindness_Platform2005-09-15 05:48:46PhilipNeustromfull list of every textbook now online and i spent all night converting stuff <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Friends Urging Campus Kindness Platform<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 165: </td> <td> Line 165: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> ||Current Status:||&lt;bgcolor="#FF<span>FFBB</span>"&gt;<span>In Progress. </span> ["ASUCD S<span>enate" </span>Senator] ["Kristen Birdsall"] <span>is c</span>u<span>rrently investigating</span> the ISB<span>N-online iss</span>u<span>e. </span> Additionally, Friends Urging Campus Kindness slate member ["RobertBaron"] is working with a ["CalPIRG"] committee to lobby for lower textbook prices. He also became chair of the new ["Textbook Affordability Special Committee"]. More information in [http://www.californiaaggie.com/article/?id=8337 this article] by the ["California Aggie"].|| </td> <td> <span>+</span> ||Current Status:||&lt;bgcolor="#<span>DD</span>FF<span>DD</span>"&gt;<span>Achived. See '''[http://daviswiki.org/cool_files/books/ daviswiki.org/cool_files/books]''' (''functionality will eventually be on the</span> ["ASUCD <span>Website"], but it was necessary to release the information as quickly as possible''). ["A</span>S<span>UCD"] ["</span>Senator<span>"</span>] ["Kristen Birdsall"] <span>worked for awhile investigating vario</span>u<span>s ways of getting all</span> the ISB<span>&nbsp;n</span>u<span>mbers and getting them online. Finally, she worked with the ["UC Davis Bookstore"] to obtain their master list of textbooks. [[BR]][[BR]]</span> Additionally, Friends Urging Campus Kindness slate member ["RobertBaron"] is working with a ["CalPIRG"] committee to lobby for lower textbook prices. He also became chair of the new ["Textbook Affordability Special Committee"]. More information in [http://www.californiaaggie.com/article/?id=8337 this article] by the ["California Aggie"].|| </td> </tr> </table> </div> Friends Urging Campus Kindness Platformhttp://daviswiki.org/Friends_Urging_Campus_Kindness_Platform2005-08-07 09:29:40JoAnnaRichComment added. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Friends Urging Campus Kindness Platform<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 224: </td> <td> Line 224: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ------<br> + ''2005-08-07 10:29:40'' [[nbsp]] With regards to extending Unitrans and Tipsy Taxi time, do you ever consider that the drivers and dispatchers are also students? And that this will cost more money for paying for wages, the bus, the extra fuel? Have you asked any of the drivers and supervisors if they are willing to now give up their Sundays to run more service? Please remember that we're students also with classes and homework. --["JoAnnaRich"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Friends Urging Campus Kindness Platformhttp://daviswiki.org/Friends_Urging_Campus_Kindness_Platform2005-06-14 08:06:58JasonAllercorrected another link that was showing up on wanted pages <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Friends Urging Campus Kindness Platform<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 150: </td> <td> Line 150: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> ||Current Status:||&lt;bgcolor="#FFDDDD"&gt;Failed. Quite incredibly. ["ASUCD Entertainment Council"] got cut by US$30,000 in the ["ASUCD Budget"] for 2005/2006. That's like $50,000 Canadian. Hopefully they can make do with the $61,884 subsidy and $310,680 operating budget that they still have, since they only lost 1/3 of their subsidy. ["Kristen Birdsall"] attempted to allocate more money to the ["Entertainment Council"], but found little support other than from ["Ari<span>_</span>Kalfayan" Senator Kalfayan].|| </td> <td> <span>+</span> ||Current Status:||&lt;bgcolor="#FFDDDD"&gt;Failed. Quite incredibly. ["ASUCD Entertainment Council"] got cut by US$30,000 in the ["ASUCD Budget"] for 2005/2006. That's like $50,000 Canadian. Hopefully they can make do with the $61,884 subsidy and $310,680 operating budget that they still have, since they only lost 1/3 of their subsidy. ["Kristen Birdsall"] attempted to allocate more money to the ["Entertainment Council"], but found little support other than from ["Ari<span>&nbsp;</span>Kalfayan" Senator Kalfayan].|| </td> </tr> </table> </div> Friends Urging Campus Kindness Platformhttp://daviswiki.org/Friends_Urging_Campus_Kindness_Platform2005-06-14 08:01:52JasonAllercorrected link for Arboretum <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Friends Urging Campus Kindness Platform<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 183: </td> <td> Line 183: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> * ''At first, i thought this was just as redicilous as terraforming. They've drained Putah in the past, only to have it become green once again. Solution: Make feeding the ["ducks"] in the ["Arboret<span>i</span>um"] punishable by a $150 fine, and enforce it. Feeding the ducks ruins everything and people who do it should be fed to the ducks, but we can settle for fines.'' - ["arlen"] </td> <td> <span>+</span> * ''At first, i thought this was just as redicilous as terraforming. They've drained Putah in the past, only to have it become green once again. Solution: Make feeding the ["ducks"] in the ["Arboretum"] punishable by a $150 fine, and enforce it. Feeding the ducks ruins everything and people who do it should be fed to the ducks, but we can settle for fines.'' - ["arlen"] </td> </tr> </table> </div> Friends Urging Campus Kindness Platformhttp://daviswiki.org/Friends_Urging_Campus_Kindness_Platform2005-06-08 21:15:55KristenBirdsall <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Friends Urging Campus Kindness Platform<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 124: </td> <td> Line 124: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ||Current Status:||&lt;bgcolor="#DDFFDD"&gt;Achieved. See ["Remote Printing"] - ["IET"] said nothing about it's availability to us when we met with them; however, it seems that it is already accessible.||</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Friends Urging Campus Kindness Platformhttp://daviswiki.org/Friends_Urging_Campus_Kindness_Platform2005-06-05 23:00:55ArlenAbrahamputah creek solution <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Friends Urging Campus Kindness Platform<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 181: </td> <td> Line 181: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ <br> + * ''At first, i thought this was just as redicilous as terraforming. They've drained Putah in the past, only to have it become green once again. Solution: Make feeding the ["ducks"] in the ["Arboretium"] punishable by a $150 fine, and enforce it. Feeding the ducks ruins everything and people who do it should be fed to the ducks, but we can settle for fines.'' - ["arlen"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Friends Urging Campus Kindness Platformhttp://daviswiki.org/Friends_Urging_Campus_Kindness_Platform2005-06-05 22:55:38ThomasLloydelaboration on EC minutes, Ent Council's money <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Friends Urging Campus Kindness Platform<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 25: </td> <td> Line 25: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> ||&lt;bgcolor="#FFDDDD"&gt;Failed. A bill was approved by the ["Internal Affairs Commission"] and went to ["ASUCD Senate" Senate] to record minutes for the Elections Committee during meetings where violation points may be assessed. These minutes will then be released to the public and available for review by the ["ASUCD Court"]. This way, we can understand their reasoning for punishments given to candidates and establish precedent to ensure consistency in the future. However, this bill was changed by the Senators, such as ["LEAD" LEAD's] ["ThomasLloyd" Thomas Lloyd], to keep the minutes secret from the public. They will still be available to the court, but this hardly looks like open government.|| </td> <td> <span>+</span> ||&lt;bgcolor="#FFDDDD"&gt;Failed. A bill was approved by the ["Internal Affairs Commission"] and went to ["ASUCD Senate" Senate] to record minutes for the Elections Committee during meetings where violation points may be assessed. These minutes will then be released to the public and available for review by the ["ASUCD Court"]. This way, we can understand their reasoning for punishments given to candidates and establish precedent to ensure consistency in the future. However, this bill was changed by the Senators, such as ["LEAD" LEAD's] ["ThomasLloyd" Thomas Lloyd], to keep the minutes secret from the public. They will still be available to the court, but this hardly looks like open government.<span>&nbsp;This method was, however, overwhelmingly seen as the more responsible move to make, and key arguments to keep the minutes private were, in fact, made by F.U.C.K.'s very own ["RobRoy" Rob Roy] - Seen [http://californiaaggie.com/article/?id=9272 here].</span>|| </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 149: </td> <td> Line 149: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> ||Current Status:||&lt;bgcolor="#FFDDDD"&gt;Failed. Quite incredibly. ["ASUCD Entertainment Council"] got cut by US$30,000 in the ["ASUCD Budget"] for 2005/2006. That's like $50,000 Canadian. Hopefully they can make do with the $61,884 subsidy and $310,680 operating budget that they still have, since they only lost 1/3 of their subsidy. ["Kristen Birdsall"] attempted to allocate more money to the ["Entertainment Council"], but <span>the</span> ["<span>LE</span>A<span>D"</span>]<span>&nbsp;executive office sidelined her</span>.|| </td> <td> <span>+</span> ||Current Status:||&lt;bgcolor="#FFDDDD"&gt;Failed. Quite incredibly. ["ASUCD Entertainment Council"] got cut by US$30,000 in the ["ASUCD Budget"] for 2005/2006. That's like $50,000 Canadian. Hopefully they can make do with the $61,884 subsidy and $310,680 operating budget that they still have, since they only lost 1/3 of their subsidy. ["Kristen Birdsall"] attempted to allocate more money to the ["Entertainment Council"], but <span>found little support other than from</span> ["A<span>ri_Kalfayan" Senator Kalfayan</span>].|| </td> </tr> </table> </div> Friends Urging Campus Kindness Platformhttp://daviswiki.org/Friends_Urging_Campus_Kindness_Platform2005-06-05 22:11:39BrentLaabs <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Friends Urging Campus Kindness Platform<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 149: </td> <td> Line 149: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> ||Current Status:||&lt;bgcolor="#FFDDDD"&gt;Failed. Quite incredibly. ["ASUCD Entertainment Council"] got cut by US$30,000 in the ["ASUCD Budget"] for 2005/2006. That's like $50,000 Canadian. Hopefully they can make do with the $61,884 subsidy and $310,680 operating budget that they still have. ["Kristen Birdsall"] attempted to allocate more money to the ["Entertainment Council"], but the ["LEAD"] executive office sidelined her.|| </td> <td> <span>+</span> ||Current Status:||&lt;bgcolor="#FFDDDD"&gt;Failed. Quite incredibly. ["ASUCD Entertainment Council"] got cut by US$30,000 in the ["ASUCD Budget"] for 2005/2006. That's like $50,000 Canadian. Hopefully they can make do with the $61,884 subsidy and $310,680 operating budget that they still have<span>, since they only lost 1/3 of their subsidy</span>. ["Kristen Birdsall"] attempted to allocate more money to the ["Entertainment Council"], but the ["LEAD"] executive office sidelined her.|| </td> </tr> </table> </div> Friends Urging Campus Kindness Platformhttp://daviswiki.org/Friends_Urging_Campus_Kindness_Platform2005-06-05 22:09:37PhilipNeustromdon't use wiki user names; comments, etc <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Friends Urging Campus Kindness Platform<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 59: </td> <td> Line 59: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Stopping Wasteful Spending:: During the last year at ["ASUCD Senate" Senate], some very odd projects got approved. The foremost of these lapses in senatorial judgment was the purchase of a fire truck for ["Aggie Pack"]. We would not oppose the truck if it was intended to put out fires, but this truck is intended to rain down tube socks on the heads of Aggie fans. Tube socks, for God's sake! Even worse, the truck isn't even working yet! Recently, the ["ASUCD Senate" Senate] passed a bill to allocate $80 to purchase a big sign saying "ASUCD Senator Office Hours" for having office hours on the quad. The problem: they already had such a sign, which was in perfectly usable condition but hasn't been used in years. The bill was passed unanimously with the old sign in the room, so ["RevChad"] and ["RobRoy"] permanently borrowed without permission the old sign with plans to protest this wasteful spending by using only the old sign should they win senate seats. ["ASUCD"] should focus projects that benefit students, not special interests and absurd redundancy.<br> <span>-</span> <br> <span>-</span> ||Current Status:||&lt;bgcolor="#FFDDDD"&gt;Failed. For some reason, Sen. ["RobRoy"] did not vote to reject the purchase of a vinyl sign for the ["External Affairs Commission"] -- after he already proved that you can make an awesome sign with just cloth. ["EAC"] Commissioner and canvas sign maker, ["Pete Hernandez"], stated at the Senate meeting that the Commission wanted a profesional looking sign, which he was unsure that he could do.|| </td> <td> <span>+</span> Stopping Wasteful Spending:: During the last year at ["ASUCD Senate" Senate], some very odd projects got approved. The foremost of these lapses in senatorial judgment was the purchase of a fire truck for ["Aggie Pack"]. We would not oppose the truck if it was intended to put out fires, but this truck is intended to rain down tube socks on the heads of Aggie fans. Tube socks, for God's sake! Even worse, the truck isn't even working yet! Recently, the ["ASUCD Senate" Senate] passed a bill to allocate $80 to purchase a big sign saying "ASUCD Senator Office Hours" for having office hours on the quad. The problem: they already had such a sign, which was in perfectly usable condition but hasn't been used in years. The bill was passed unanimously with the old sign in the room, so ["RevChad"] and ["Rob<span>&nbsp;</span>Roy"] permanently borrowed without permission the old sign with plans to protest this wasteful spending by using only the old sign should they win senate seats. ["ASUCD"] should focus projects that benefit students, not special interests and absurd redundancy.<br> <span>+</span> <br> <span>+</span> ||Current Status:||&lt;bgcolor="#FFDDDD"&gt;Failed. For some reason, Sen. ["Rob<span>&nbsp;</span>Roy"] did not vote to reject the purchase of a vinyl sign for the ["External Affairs Commission"] -- after he already proved that you can make an awesome sign with just cloth. ["EAC"] Commissioner and canvas sign maker, ["Pete Hernandez"], stated at the Senate meeting that the Commission wanted a profesional looking sign, which he was unsure that he could do.||<span><br> + <br> + ''I disagree with this being "failed." There has certainly been progress in other areas. I agree the sign purchase is stupid, though -- especially since it's the freaking external affairs commission (and not the external affairs office..a minor point but it's important because one's duty is to see legislation and the other is supposed to actually be out there, you know, doing stuff'' --["PhilipNeustrom"]</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 125: </td> <td> Line 127: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> * ''[http://www.californiaaggie.com/article/?id=5661 This is why there are no seat covers. Perhaps ["Tandem Properties"] would pay for seat covers if they all said "TANDEM - WE'VE GOT YOUR ASS COVERD" on them.'' - ["arlen"] </td> <td> <span>+</span> * ''[http://www.californiaaggie.com/article/?id=5661 This is why there are no seat covers<span>]</span>. Perhaps ["Tandem Properties"] would pay for seat covers if they all said "TANDEM - WE'VE GOT YOUR ASS COVERD" on them.'' - ["arlen"] </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 147: </td> <td> Line 149: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> ||Current Status:||&lt;bgcolor="#FFDDDD"&gt;Failed. Quite incredibly. ["ASUCD Entertainment Council"] got cut by US$30,000. That's like $50,000 Canadian. Hopefully they can make do with the $61,884 subsidy and $310,680 operating budget that they still have.<span>||</span> </td> <td> <span>+</span> ||Current Status:||&lt;bgcolor="#FFDDDD"&gt;Failed. Quite incredibly. ["ASUCD Entertainment Council"] got cut by US$30,000<span>&nbsp;in the ["ASUCD Budget"] for 2005/2006</span>. That's like $50,000 Canadian. Hopefully they can make do with the $61,884 subsidy and $310,680 operating budget that they still have.<span>&nbsp;&nbsp;["Kristen Birdsall"] attempted to allocate more money to the ["Entertainment Council"], but the ["LEAD"] executive office sidelined her.||</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Friends Urging Campus Kindness Platformhttp://daviswiki.org/Friends_Urging_Campus_Kindness_Platform2005-06-05 22:00:04PhilipNeustromformatting, old firehouse response <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Friends Urging Campus Kindness Platform<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 4: </td> <td> Line 4: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ * not me. pages ''can'' be long and I think that most wiki pages are far too short. --["PhilipNeustrom"]</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 124: </td> <td> Line 125: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> * ''[http://www.californiaaggie.com/article/?id=5661 This is why there are no seat covers. Perhaps ["Tandem Properties"] would pay for seat covers if they all said "TANDEM - WE'VE GOT YOUR ASS COVERD" on them.'' - ["arlen"] </td> <td> <span>+ </span> * ''[http://www.californiaaggie.com/article/?id=5661 This is why there are no seat covers. Perhaps ["Tandem Properties"] would pay for seat covers if they all said "TANDEM - WE'VE GOT YOUR ASS COVERD" on them.'' - ["arlen"] </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 128: </td> <td> Line 129: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- *</span> ''This will never happen. Geckomail is slow because it's a piece of shit program. If you want it to be faster, it needs to be rewritten. Also, I would think that email servers (ie bronze.ucdavis.edu), would be different machines than the ones that host the web program. Both servers are probably In order to make the email servers noticibly faster, ["ASUCD"] would have to spend redicilous amounts of money. That's not their job, they don't have a budget for buying servers. ["IET"] is much bigger than you and the ammount of beaurocracy there is incredible. If you want your email to be faster and more reliable, forward it somewhere else. I'm sure IET has longrange plans to improve/replace geckomail, they're very smart. Spending money on servers would be reactionary and stupid.'' - ["arlen"] </td> <td> <span>+</span> ''This will never happen. Geckomail is slow because it's a piece of shit program. If you want it to be faster, it needs to be rewritten. Also, I would think that email servers (ie bronze.ucdavis.edu), would be different machines than the ones that host the web program. Both servers are probably In order to make the email servers noticibly faster, ["ASUCD"] would have to spend redicilous amounts of money. That's not their job, they don't have a budget for buying servers. ["IET"] is much bigger than you and the ammount of beaurocracy there is incredible. If you want your email to be faster and more reliable, forward it somewhere else. I'm sure IET has longrange plans to improve/replace geckomail, they're very smart. Spending money on servers would be reactionary and stupid.'' - ["arlen"] </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 141: </td> <td> Line 142: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- *</span> ''It was my understanding that the building was going to be [http://www.californiaaggie.com/article/?id=7726 destroyed] and that they were going to build somehting else. I don't think that this issue is the fault of ["Student Focus"], (conviencing the university to not tear down a bulding and build something useful would be difficult at best) and that the above paragraph is a misguided ["Shadiness Factor" cheapshot]. Then again, ["Kalen Gallagher" Kalen] could have lied about the campus' plans.'' - ["arlen"] </td> <td> <span>+</span> ''It was my understanding that the building was going to be [http://www.californiaaggie.com/article/?id=7726 destroyed] and that they were going to build somehting else. I don't think that this issue is the fault of ["Student Focus"], (conviencing the university to not tear down a bulding and build something useful would be difficult at best) and that the above paragraph is a misguided ["Shadiness Factor" cheapshot]. Then again, ["Kalen Gallagher" Kalen] could have lied about the campus' plans.'' - ["arlen"]<span><br> + Last I heard the building was going to be used for the ["Technocultural Studies"] program. --["PhilipNeustrom"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Friends Urging Campus Kindness Platformhttp://daviswiki.org/Friends_Urging_Campus_Kindness_Platform2005-06-05 21:25:31SharonZimmermanit takes many hours to make a good canvas sign <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Friends Urging Campus Kindness Platform<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 60: </td> <td> Line 60: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> ||Current Status:||&lt;bgcolor="#FFDDDD"&gt;Failed. For some reason, Sen. ["RobRoy"] d<span>ecided to buy yet another</span> vinyl sign for the ["External Affairs Commission"] -- after he already proved that you can make an awesome sign with just cloth.<span>||</span> </td> <td> <span>+</span> ||Current Status:||&lt;bgcolor="#FFDDDD"&gt;Failed. For some reason, Sen. ["RobRoy"] d<span>id not vote to reject the purchase of a</span> vinyl sign for the ["External Affairs Commission"] -- after he already proved that you can make an awesome sign with just cloth.<span>&nbsp;["EAC"] Commissioner and canvas sign maker, ["Pete Hernandez"], stated at the Senate meeting that the Commission wanted a profesional looking sign, which he was unsure that he could do.||</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Friends Urging Campus Kindness Platformhttp://daviswiki.org/Friends_Urging_Campus_Kindness_Platform2005-06-05 21:20:43SharonZimmermanclaifying. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Friends Urging Campus Kindness Platform<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 116: </td> <td> Line 116: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> ||Current Status:||&lt;bgcolor="#FFFFBB"&gt;Well, it hasn't moved yet.|| </td> <td> <span>+</span> ||Current Status:||&lt;bgcolor="#FFFFBB"&gt;Well, it hasn't moved yet.<span>&nbsp;Project Compost's budget was actually increased.</span>|| </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 145: </td> <td> Line 145: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> ||Current Status:||&lt;bgcolor="#FFDDDD"&gt;Failed. Quite incredibly. ["ASUCD Entertainment Council"] got cut by US$30,000. That's like $50,000 Canadian. Hopefully they can make do with <span>what they</span> have.|| </td> <td> <span>+</span> ||Current Status:||&lt;bgcolor="#FFDDDD"&gt;Failed. Quite incredibly. ["ASUCD Entertainment Council"] got cut by US$30,000. That's like $50,000 Canadian. Hopefully they can make do with <span>the $61,884 subsidy and $310,680 operating budget that they still</span> have.|| </td> </tr> </table> </div> Friends Urging Campus Kindness Platformhttp://daviswiki.org/Friends_Urging_Campus_Kindness_Platform2005-06-05 19:47:07BrentLaabsComment added. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Friends Urging Campus Kindness Platform<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 215: </td> <td> Line 215: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ------<br> + ''2005-06-05 20:47:07'' [[nbsp]] Maybe graphics for achieved/in progress? It's in the text in any case. --["BrentLaabs"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Friends Urging Campus Kindness Platformhttp://daviswiki.org/Friends_Urging_Campus_Kindness_Platform2005-06-05 19:43:18ArlenAbrahamcomment! <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Friends Urging Campus Kindness Platform<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 2: </td> <td> Line 2: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ <br> + * ''This page is a nightmare to edit. Anyone else in favor of making subpages that all display here?'' - ["arlen"]</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 121: </td> <td> Line 123: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ <br> + * ''[http://www.californiaaggie.com/article/?id=5661 This is why there are no seat covers. Perhaps ["Tandem Properties"] would pay for seat covers if they all said "TANDEM - WE'VE GOT YOUR ASS COVERD" on them.'' - ["arlen"]</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 123: </td> <td> Line 127: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ <br> + * ''This will never happen. Geckomail is slow because it's a piece of shit program. If you want it to be faster, it needs to be rewritten. Also, I would think that email servers (ie bronze.ucdavis.edu), would be different machines than the ones that host the web program. Both servers are probably In order to make the email servers noticibly faster, ["ASUCD"] would have to spend redicilous amounts of money. That's not their job, they don't have a budget for buying servers. ["IET"] is much bigger than you and the ammount of beaurocracy there is incredible. If you want your email to be faster and more reliable, forward it somewhere else. I'm sure IET has longrange plans to improve/replace geckomail, they're very smart. Spending money on servers would be reactionary and stupid.'' - ["arlen"]<br> + </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 133: </td> <td> Line 140: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ <br> + * ''It was my understanding that the building was going to be [http://www.californiaaggie.com/article/?id=7726 destroyed] and that they were going to build somehting else. I don't think that this issue is the fault of ["Student Focus"], (conviencing the university to not tear down a bulding and build something useful would be difficult at best) and that the above paragraph is a misguided ["Shadiness Factor" cheapshot]. Then again, ["Kalen Gallagher" Kalen] could have lied about the campus' plans.'' - ["arlen"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Friends Urging Campus Kindness Platformhttp://daviswiki.org/Friends_Urging_Campus_Kindness_Platform2005-06-05 19:23:15JimSchwabComment added. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Friends Urging Campus Kindness Platform<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 204: </td> <td> Line 204: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ------<br> + ''2005-06-05 20:23:15'' [[nbsp]] I think the achieved and failed colors need be changed....I'm color blind and cant even see them. --["JimSchwab"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Friends Urging Campus Kindness Platformhttp://daviswiki.org/Friends_Urging_Campus_Kindness_Platform2005-06-05 18:52:57BrentLaabsAll issues achieved... oh just kidding. but a major update. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Friends Urging Campus Kindness Platform<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 4: </td> <td> Line 4: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ <br> + '''Reading this document'''[[BR]]<br> + Updates on the progress of particular issues will be color coded as follows:<br> + ||&lt;bgcolor="#DDFFDD"&gt;Achieved.||<br> + ||&lt;bgcolor="#FFFFBB"&gt;In Progress.||<br> + ||&lt;bgcolor="#FFDDDD"&gt;Failed.||<br> + ||&lt;bgcolor="#DDDDFF"&gt;On the Ballot.[[BR]](For the Fall 2005 Election)||<br> + </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 14: </td> <td> Line 22: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> ||&lt;bgcolor="#FFF<span>FBB"&gt;In Progress</span>. A bill <span>has been</span> approved by the ["Internal Affairs Commission"] and w<span>ill go</span> to ["ASUCD Senate" Senate] t<span>his week t</span>o record minutes for the Elections Committee during meetings where violation points may be assessed. These minutes will then be released to the public and available for review by the ["ASUCD Court"]. This way, we can understand their reasoning for punishments given to candidates and establish precedent to ensure consistency in the future.|| </td> <td> <span>+</span> ||&lt;bgcolor="#FF<span>DDDD"&gt;</span>F<span>ailed</span>. A bill <span>was</span> approved by the ["Internal Affairs Commission"] and w<span>ent</span> to ["ASUCD Senate" Senate] to record minutes for the Elections Committee during meetings where violation points may be assessed. These minutes will then be released to the public and available for review by the ["ASUCD Court"]. This way, we can understand their reasoning for punishments given to candidates and establish precedent to ensure consistency in the future.<span>&nbsp;&nbsp;However, this bill was changed by the Senators, such as ["LEAD" LEAD's] ["ThomasLloyd" Thomas Lloyd], to keep the minutes secret from the public. They will still be available to the court, but this hardly looks like open government.</span>|| </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 30: </td> <td> Line 38: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- <br> - ||Current Status:||&lt;bgcolor="#FFFFBB"&gt;In Progress. The new ["ASUCD Controller" Controller], ["Devin Whitney"] (["LEAD"]) wants to merge Health and Wellbeing into the Campus Safety unit instead, which seems reasonable to us.||</span> </td> <td> <span>+ ||Current Status:||&lt;bgcolor="#DDFFDD"&gt;Achieved. The new ["ASUCD Controller" Controller], ["Devin Whitney"] (["LEAD"]) was primarily responsible for removing the line item from the budget for the Health and Wellbeing Committee. Some of the activities of the former committee will be merged into the Campus Safety unit and the Campus Organizing and Outreach Office. However, most of the activity will take place where it is done best: the ["Health Education and Promotion"] program at ["Cowell Student Health Center"].||</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 34: </td> <td> Line 41: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ <br> + ||Current Status:||&lt;bgcolor="#DDFFDD"&gt;Achieved. I think they got about $800 more. I'm not sure on the amount because I don't have a copy of the budget, but I think we can look forward to more Sex Toy Workshops.||</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 43: </td> <td> Line 52: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- ||Current Status:||&lt;bgcolor="#FFFFBB"&gt;In Progress. Budget Hearings are coming up '''starting this Saturday''', and we don't want them to become a scandal. Some of us have been scanning every detail of previous budgets, looking for ways to save money. We originally supported increasing the cost of admission for ["Turbulence"], as it could be beneficial to the event (by making it better quality) and beneficial to the association (by eliminating its subsidy). However, efforts are under way to cut the entire unit, saving ASUCD $1,500. We support this idea.||</span> </td> <td> <span>+ ||Current Status:||&lt;bgcolor="#FFFFBB"&gt;In Progress. Budget Hearings resulted in some pretty good things. The unit ["Turbulence"] was dissolved, saving ~$1,500. The ["Health and Wellbeing Committee"] was also dissolved (see above), saving a few hundred. Sadly, the ["Entertainment Council"]'s Budget was cut by $30,000, but a large reason for this was because funds had been mismanaged in the past.||</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 49: </td> <td> Line 58: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ||Current Status:||&lt;bgcolor="#FFDDDD"&gt;Failed. For some reason, Sen. ["RobRoy"] decided to buy yet another vinyl sign for the ["External Affairs Commission"] -- after he already proved that you can make an awesome sign with just cloth.||<br> + </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 50: </td> <td> Line 61: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ <br> + ||Current Status:||&lt;bgcolor="#DDFFDD"&gt;Achieved. With the new budget, ASUCD retreats will only cost $1,000.||</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 79: </td> <td> Line 92: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> ||Current Status:||&lt;bgcolor="#DDFFDD"&gt;Achieved. "Senate Intern" ["BrentLaabs"] and other slate members have written a bill to restore the power of ["ASUCD Court"] in elections. This passed Senate with <span>&nbsp;</span>a high level of support.|| </td> <td> <span>+</span> ||Current Status:||&lt;bgcolor="#DDFFDD"&gt;Achieved. "Senate Intern" ["BrentLaabs"] and other slate members have written a bill to restore the power of ["ASUCD Court"] in elections. This passed Senate with a high level of support.|| </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 100: </td> <td> Line 113: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ <br> + ||Current Status:||&lt;bgcolor="#FFFFBB"&gt;Well, it hasn't moved yet.||</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 121: </td> <td> Line 136: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ||Current Status:||&lt;bgcolor="#FFDDDD"&gt;Failed. Quite incredibly. ["ASUCD Entertainment Council"] got cut by US$30,000. That's like $50,000 Canadian. Hopefully they can make do with what they have.||</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 125: </td> <td> Line 141: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ||Current Status:||&lt;bgcolor="#DDFFDD"&gt;Achieved (at least partially). Tipsy Taxi is increasing their service to 2AM, which is at least bar closing time. Small steps, everyone.||<br> + </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 127: </td> <td> Line 145: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- ||Current Status:||&lt;bgcolor="#FFFFBB"&gt;In Progress. ["Rob Roy"] had a meeting scheduled with the director of the Campus ["Computer Labs"] this week, but the lab management wants very expensive staplers. We are currently considering our options on how to proceed, but we remain committed to staplers in the labs.||</span> </td> <td> <span>+ ||Current Status:||&lt;bgcolor="#FFFFBB"&gt;In Progress. ["Rob Roy"] had a meeting with the director of the Campus ["Computer Labs"], but the lab management wants very expensive staplers. We are currently considering our options on how to proceed, but we remain committed to staplers in the labs.[[BR]][[BR]]On a side note, the ["Stapler Liberation Front"] took matters into their own hands, and made an appearance at Senate.||</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 133: </td> <td> Line 151: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> ||Current Status:||&lt;bgcolor="#FFFFBB"&gt;In Progress. ["ASUCD Senate" Senator] ["Kristen Birdsall"] is currently investigating the ISBN-online issue. Additionally, Friends Urging Campus Kindness slate member ["RobertBaron"] is working with a ["CalPIRG"] committee to lobby for lower textbook prices. More information in [http://www.californiaaggie.com/article/?id=8337 this article] by the ["California Aggie"].|| </td> <td> <span>+</span> ||Current Status:||&lt;bgcolor="#FFFFBB"&gt;In Progress. ["ASUCD Senate" Senator] ["Kristen Birdsall"] is currently investigating the ISBN-online issue. Additionally, Friends Urging Campus Kindness slate member ["RobertBaron"] is working with a ["CalPIRG"] committee to lobby for lower textbook prices. <span>He also became chair of the new ["Textbook Affordability Special Committee"]. </span>More information in [http://www.californiaaggie.com/article/?id=8337 this article] by the ["California Aggie"].|| </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 149: </td> <td> Line 167: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Clean Up Putah Creek:: Just because of its name, the body of water doesn't have to be as dirty as an old <span>puta</span>. We'd like the campus to clean it up, and make water actually flow through there. There is definitely not enough ["Campus"] Kindness for the fish, and we friends are urging more kindness. </td> <td> <span>+</span> Clean Up Putah Creek:: Just because of its name, the body of water doesn't have to be as dirty as an old <span>''puta''</span>. We'd like the campus to clean it up, and make water actually flow through there. There is definitely not enough ["Campus"] Kindness for the fish, and we friends are urging more kindness. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Friends Urging Campus Kindness Platformhttp://daviswiki.org/Friends_Urging_Campus_Kindness_Platform2005-05-17 14:22:34BrentLaabsupdate <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Friends Urging Campus Kindness Platform<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 13: </td> <td> Line 13: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> ||Current Status:||&lt;bgcolor="#DDFFDD"&gt;Achieved. ["SOSSS"]/["Independent"] candidate ["Jonathon Leathers"] wrote a bill to have legislation put online, which was then greatly augmented by ["Thomas Lloyd"]. It passed through a bizarrely arduous journey in the Internet and Networking Committee, and then was approved unanimously by the ["ASUCD Senate" Senate]. Bills are online and each has a one sentence description.|| </td> <td> <span>+</span> ||<span>&lt;rowspan="2"&gt;</span>Current Status:||&lt;bgcolor="#DDFFDD"&gt;Achieved. ["SOSSS"]/["Independent"] candidate ["Jonathon Leathers"] wrote a bill to have legislation put online, which was then greatly augmented by ["Thomas Lloyd"]. It passed through a bizarrely arduous journey in the Internet and Networking Committee, and then was approved unanimously by the ["ASUCD Senate" Senate]. Bills are online and each has a one sentence description.||<span><br> + ||&lt;bgcolor="#FFFFBB"&gt;In Progress. A bill has been approved by the ["Internal Affairs Commission"] and will go to ["ASUCD Senate" Senate] this week to record minutes for the Elections Committee during meetings where violation points may be assessed. These minutes will then be released to the public and available for review by the ["ASUCD Court"]. This way, we can understand their reasoning for punishments given to candidates and establish precedent to ensure consistency in the future.||</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 15: </td> <td> Line 16: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- ''This hasn't yet happened. </span>See ["ASUCD Open Government"] for more information. Also, ["Jonathon Leathers"]' bill is a step in the right direction, but it still doesn't put anything aside from ["ASUCD Senate"] bills (pending, revised, etc) online. So no budgets or ["ASUCD Court"] documents<span>&nbsp;(''the court practically never has cases and I don't think ["SGAO"] even deals with their documents right now, though'')''</span> </td> <td> <span>+ ''</span>See ["ASUCD Open Government"] for more information. Also, ["Jonathon Leathers"]' bill is a step in the right direction, but it still doesn't put anything aside from ["ASUCD Senate"] bills (pending, revised, etc) online. So <span>still </span>no budgets or ["ASUCD Court"] documents<span>.''</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 42: </td> <td> Line 43: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> ||Current Status:||&lt;bgcolor="#FFFFBB"&gt;In Progress. Budget Hearings are coming up <span>in May</span>, and we don't want them to become a scandal. Some of us have been scanning every detail of previous budgets, looking for ways to save money. <span>The idea of</span> increasing the cost of admission for ["Turbulence"] could be beneficial to the event (by making it better quality) and beneficial to the association (by eliminating its subsidy). || </td> <td> <span>+</span> ||Current Status:||&lt;bgcolor="#FFFFBB"&gt;In Progress. Budget Hearings are coming up <span>'''starting this Saturday'''</span>, and we don't want them to become a scandal. Some of us have been scanning every detail of previous budgets, looking for ways to save money. <span>We originally supported</span> increasing the cost of admission for ["Turbulence"]<span>, as it</span> could be beneficial to the event (by making it better quality) and beneficial to the association (by eliminating its subsidy). <span>&nbsp;However, efforts are under way to cut the entire unit, saving ASUCD $1,500. We support this idea.</span>|| </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 52: </td> <td> Line 53: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> ||Current Status:||&lt;bgcolor="#FF<span>FFBB</span>"&gt;<span>In progress</span>. ["Thomas Lloyd"] reintroduced the bill in the form of [http://asucd.ucdavis.edu/gov/docs/newleg/CA.08.Spring.05.doc Constitutional Amendment #8], which requires 60% to approve fee increases. It went through ["IAC"] (where Official Candidate ["Chad Van Schoelandt"] is now a Commissioner) and ["Business and Finance Commission"]. It passed Senate with a vote of 11-1, <span>Ari</span> being the only opposition. [[BR]][[BR]]Rob is also quixotically trying to repeal the ["Move to D1"]. || </td> <td> <span>+</span> ||Current Status:||&lt;bgcolor="#<span>DDDD</span>FF"&gt;<span>On the ballot</span>. ["Thomas Lloyd"] reintroduced the bill in the form of [http://asucd.ucdavis.edu/gov/docs/newleg/CA.08.Spring.05.doc Constitutional Amendment #8], which requires 60% to approve fee increases. It went through ["IAC"] (where Official Candidate ["Chad Van Schoelandt"] is now a Commissioner) and ["Business and Finance Commission"]. It passed Senate with a vote of 11-1, <span>Kalfayan</span> being the only opposition. [[BR]][[BR]]Rob is also quixotically trying to repeal the ["Move to D1"]. || </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 78: </td> <td> Line 79: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> ||Current Status:||&lt;bgcolor="#FF<span>FFBB</span>"&gt;<span>In Progress</span>. "Senate Intern" ["BrentLaabs"] and other slate members have written a bill to restore the power of ["ASUCD Court"] in elections. This passed Senate with a high level of support.|| </td> <td> <span>+</span> ||Current Status:||&lt;bgcolor="#<span>DD</span>FF<span>DD</span>"&gt;<span>Achieved</span>. "Senate Intern" ["BrentLaabs"] and other slate members have written a bill to restore the power of ["ASUCD Court"] in elections. This passed Senate with a high level of support.|| </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 84: </td> <td> Line 85: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> ||Current Status:||&lt;bgcolor="#FF<span>FFBB</span>"&gt;<span>In Progress</span>. The bill for Countback Amendment, written by ["PhilipNeustrom"] and ["Jonathon Leathers"]. It passed the ["Internal Affairs Commission"] easily, and it passed the ["ASUCD Senate" Senate] on 4/7 with a vote of 11-1-0 (["Ari Kalfayan" Kalfayan] opposed). ["Caliph Assagai"], the ["ASUCD President"] said that he would sign the bill at the Senate meeting, so Countback will go to a vote in the next ASUCD Election in Fall 2005.|| </td> <td> <span>+</span> ||Current Status:||&lt;bgcolor="#<span>DDDD</span>FF"&gt;<span>On the ballot</span>. The bill for Countback Amendment, written by ["PhilipNeustrom"] and ["Jonathon Leathers"]. It passed the ["Internal Affairs Commission"] easily, and it passed the ["ASUCD Senate" Senate] on 4/7 with a vote of 11-1-0 (["Ari Kalfayan" Kalfayan] opposed). ["Caliph Assagai"], the ["ASUCD President"] said that he would sign the bill at the Senate meeting, so Countback will go to a vote in the next ASUCD Election in Fall 2005.|| </td> </tr> </table> </div> Friends Urging Campus Kindness Platformhttp://daviswiki.org/Friends_Urging_Campus_Kindness_Platform2005-05-15 22:19:24RevChadupdate <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Friends Urging Campus Kindness Platform<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 13: </td> <td> Line 13: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> ||Current Status:||&lt;bgcolor="#FF<span>FFBB</span>"&gt;<span>In progress</span>. ["SOSSS"]/["Independent"] candidate ["Jonathon Leathers"] wrote a bill to have legislation put online, which was then greatly augmented by ["Thomas Lloyd"]. It passed through a bizarrely arduous journey in the Internet and Networking Committee, and then was approved unanimously by the ["ASUCD Senate" Senate]. <span>Soon, every bill will appear online before it is voted on, and you can participate easily</span>.|| </td> <td> <span>+</span> ||Current Status:||&lt;bgcolor="#<span>DD</span>FF<span>DD</span>"&gt;<span>Achieved</span>. ["SOSSS"]/["Independent"] candidate ["Jonathon Leathers"] wrote a bill to have legislation put online, which was then greatly augmented by ["Thomas Lloyd"]. It passed through a bizarrely arduous journey in the Internet and Networking Committee, and then was approved unanimously by the ["ASUCD Senate" Senate]. <span>Bills are online and each has a one sentence description</span>.|| </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 52: </td> <td> Line 52: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> ||Current Status:||&lt;bgcolor="#FFFFBB"&gt;In progress. ["Thomas Lloyd"] reintroduced the bill in the form of [http://asucd.ucdavis.edu/gov/docs/newleg/CA.08.Spring.05.doc Constitutional Amendment #8], which requires 60% to approve fee increases. It w<span>ill go to</span> ["IAC"]<span>, </span>where Official Candidate ["Chad Van Schoelandt"] is now a Commissioner<span>. Ya</span>y <span>Chad!</span>[[BR]][[BR]]Rob is also quixotically trying to repeal the ["Move to D1"]. || </td> <td> <span>+</span> ||Current Status:||&lt;bgcolor="#FFFFBB"&gt;In progress. ["Thomas Lloyd"] reintroduced the bill in the form of [http://asucd.ucdavis.edu/gov/docs/newleg/CA.08.Spring.05.doc Constitutional Amendment #8], which requires 60% to approve fee increases. It w<span>ent through</span> ["IAC"]<span>&nbsp;(</span>where Official Candidate ["Chad Van Schoelandt"] is now a Commissioner<span>) and ["Business and Finance Commission"]. It passed Senate with a vote of 11-1, Ari being the onl</span>y <span>opposition. </span>[[BR]][[BR]]Rob is also quixotically trying to repeal the ["Move to D1"]. || </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 66: </td> <td> Line 66: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> ||Current Status:||&lt;bgcolor="#FFFFBB"&gt;In Progress. Both Friends Urging Campus Kindness Senators, as well as many other associates of the slate, have been working very closely with the ["Davis Citizens for Representation"] and showing up at Davis Governance Task Force meetings, ["Davis City Council"] meetings, helping with tabling at ["Farmers Market"] for ["Choice Voting"], and helping to produce literature about ["Choice Voting"]. Currently, the Council is considering whether to adopt the recommendations of the Task Force, which include Choice Voting for the City of ["Davis"].|| </td> <td> <span>+</span> ||Current Status:||&lt;bgcolor="#FFFFBB"&gt;In Progress. Both Friends Urging Campus Kindness Senators, as well as many other associates of the slate, have been working very closely with the ["Davis Citizens for Representation"] and showing up at Davis Governance Task Force meetings, ["Davis City Council"] meetings, helping with tabling at ["Farmers Market"] for ["Choice Voting"], and helping to produce literature about ["Choice Voting"]. Currently, the Council is considering whether to adopt the recommendations of the Task Force, which include Choice Voting for the City of ["Davis"].<span>&nbsp;Urger ["Pete Hernandez"] is currently on ["External Affairs Commission"] and working on a Choice Voting Forum for students and the community to learn about what choice voting could do for the City of Davis.</span>|| </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 78: </td> <td> Line 78: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> ||Current Status:||&lt;bgcolor="#FFFFBB"&gt;In Progress. Senate Intern ["BrentLaabs"] and other slate members have written a bill to restore the power of ["ASUCD Court"] in elections<span>&nbsp;an</span>d g<span>i</span>ve<span>&nbsp;them an additional power -- the power to </span>f<span>ind that ASUCD is acting illegally</span>.<span>&nbsp;&nbsp;The Court may, in the future be able to suppress things such as ["Lamargate"] before they ever reach a state court and truly threaten the association. It will be seen in ["IAC"] this week.||</span> </td> <td> <span>+</span> ||Current Status:||&lt;bgcolor="#FFFFBB"&gt;In Progress. <span>"</span>Senate Intern<span>"</span> ["BrentLaabs"] and other slate members have written a bill to restore the power of ["ASUCD Court"] in elections<span>. This passe</span>d <span>Senate with a hi</span>g<span>h le</span>ve<span>l o</span>f<span>&nbsp;support</span>.<span>||</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 144: </td> <td> Line 144: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> ||Current Status:||&lt;bgcolor="#FFFFBB"&gt;In Progress. Senate passed a resolution supporting a 100-year plan for trees on campus.<span>||</span> </td> <td> <span>+</span> ||Current Status:||&lt;bgcolor="#FFFFBB"&gt;In Progress. Senate passed a resolution supporting a 100-year plan for trees on campus.<span>&nbsp;["Chad Van Schoelandt"] helped plant the trees... and ["Eric Fox"] walked into one.||</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Friends Urging Campus Kindness Platformhttp://daviswiki.org/Friends_Urging_Campus_Kindness_Platform2005-04-30 14:01:55PhilipNeustromtypo <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Friends Urging Campus Kindness Platform<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 132: </td> <td> Line 132: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> ||Current Status:||&lt;bgcolor="#FFFFBB"&gt;In Progress. ["ASUCD Senate" Senator] ["Kristen Birdsall"] is currently investigating the ISN<span>B</span>-online issue. Additionally, Friends Urging Campus Kindness slate member ["RobertBaron"] is working with a ["CalPIRG"] committee to lobby for lower textbook prices. More information in [http://www.californiaaggie.com/article/?id=8337 this article] by the ["California Aggie"].|| </td> <td> <span>+</span> ||Current Status:||&lt;bgcolor="#FFFFBB"&gt;In Progress. ["ASUCD Senate" Senator] ["Kristen Birdsall"] is currently investigating the IS<span>B</span>N-online issue. Additionally, Friends Urging Campus Kindness slate member ["RobertBaron"] is working with a ["CalPIRG"] committee to lobby for lower textbook prices. More information in [http://www.californiaaggie.com/article/?id=8337 this article] by the ["California Aggie"].|| </td> </tr> </table> </div> Friends Urging Campus Kindness Platformhttp://daviswiki.org/Friends_Urging_Campus_Kindness_Platform2005-04-29 01:30:26PhilipNeustrom <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Friends Urging Campus Kindness Platform<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 132: </td> <td> Line 132: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> ||Current Status:||&lt;bgcolor="#FFFFBB"&gt;In Progress. Friends Urging Campus Kindness slate member ["RobertBaron"] is working with a ["CalPIRG"] committee to lobby for lower textbook prices. More information in [http://www.californiaaggie.com/article/?id=8337 this article] by the ["California Aggie"].|| </td> <td> <span>+</span> ||Current Status:||&lt;bgcolor="#FFFFBB"&gt;In Progress. <span>["ASUCD Senate" Senator] ["Kristen Birdsall"] is currently investigating the ISNB-online issue. Additionally, </span>Friends Urging Campus Kindness slate member ["RobertBaron"] is working with a ["CalPIRG"] committee to lobby for lower textbook prices. More information in [http://www.californiaaggie.com/article/?id=8337 this article] by the ["California Aggie"].|| </td> </tr> </table> </div> Friends Urging Campus Kindness Platformhttp://daviswiki.org/Friends_Urging_Campus_Kindness_Platform2005-04-29 01:15:06BrentLaabsissue achieved, and some updates. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Friends Urging Campus Kindness Platform<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 36: </td> <td> Line 36: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> ||Current Status:||&lt;bgcolor="#DDFFDD"&gt;Achieved. Read Sen. Rob Roy's [http://www.livejournal.com/users/senatorroy Senate Livejournal] if you want confirmation.<span>||</span> </td> <td> <span>+</span> ||Current Status:||&lt;bgcolor="#DDFFDD"&gt;Achieved. Read Sen. Rob Roy's [http://www.livejournal.com/users/senatorroy Senate Livejournal] if you want confirmation.<span>[[BR]][[BR]]Also of note, we are the only slate whose senators have not moved a commission chair to tears.||</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 50: </td> <td> Line 50: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Two-thirds Amendment for Increasing Fees:: Currently, ["ASUCD"] has the highest fees of any student body in the U.C. system. Due to two initiatives that have passed in recent years &amp;#8211; the Move to D1<span>&nbsp;and the </span>FACE Initiative &amp;#8211; your fees have shot up dramatically. Since voter turnout is so small in ["ASUCD"] elections, a minority of people can easily overwhelm a majority of students who don't want the initiative but are not informed enough to vote. We believe that a fee increase should represent everyone's desire for a bigger student government, and so we propose an ["ASUCD"] Constitutional Amendment that will require two-thirds of voters to increase the amount you pay in fees. </td> <td> <span>+</span> Two-thirds Amendment for Increasing Fees:: Currently, ["ASUCD"] has the highest fees of any student body in the U.C. system. Due to two initiatives that have passed in recent years &amp;#8211; the <span>["</span>Move to D1<span>"] and the ["</span>FACE Initiative<span>"]</span> &amp;#8211; your fees have shot up dramatically. Since voter turnout is so small in ["ASUCD"] elections, a minority of people can easily overwhelm a majority of students who don't want the initiative but are not informed enough to vote. We believe that a fee increase should represent everyone's desire for a bigger student government, and so we propose an ["ASUCD"] Constitutional Amendment that will require two-thirds of voters to increase the amount you pay in fees.<span><br> + <br> + ||Current Status:||&lt;bgcolor="#FFFFBB"&gt;In progress. ["Thomas Lloyd"] reintroduced the bill in the form of [http://asucd.ucdavis.edu/gov/docs/newleg/CA.08.Spring.05.doc Constitutional Amendment #8], which requires 60% to approve fee increases. It will go to ["IAC"], where Official Candidate ["Chad Van Schoelandt"] is now a Commissioner. Yay Chad![[BR]][[BR]]Rob is also quixotically trying to repeal the ["Move to D1"]. ||</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 76: </td> <td> Line 78: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> ||Current Status:||&lt;bgcolor="#FFFFBB"&gt;In Progress. Senate Intern ["BrentLaabs"] and other slate members have written a bill to restore the power of ["ASUCD Court"] in elections and give them an additional power -- the power to find that ASUCD is acting illegally. The Court may, in the future be able to suppress things such as ["Lamargate"] before they ever reach a state court and truly threaten the association.<span>||</span> </td> <td> <span>+</span> ||Current Status:||&lt;bgcolor="#FFFFBB"&gt;In Progress. Senate Intern ["BrentLaabs"] and other slate members have written a bill to restore the power of ["ASUCD Court"] in elections and give them an additional power -- the power to find that ASUCD is acting illegally. The Court may, in the future be able to suppress things such as ["Lamargate"] before they ever reach a state court and truly threaten the association.<span>&nbsp;&nbsp;It will be seen in ["IAC"] this week.||</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 86: </td> <td> Line 88: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> ||Current Status:||&lt;bgcolor="#FF<span>FFBB</span>"&gt;<span>In Progress</span>. A bill to this effect, written by Campaign Manager ["AnthonyParisi"] and the rest of the slate, was passed by the ["Internal Affairs Commission"] on 4/11. It was reworded ["ASUCD Senate" Senate] on 4/14, and passed unanimously.<span>&nbsp;&nbsp;It will probably be signed by the President soon. </span>[[BR]][[BR]] On an interesting note, a motion to send the bill back to IAC drew several abstentions -- enough to fail the <span>bill</span>. || </td> <td> <span>+</span> ||Current Status:||&lt;bgcolor="#<span>DD</span>FF<span>DD</span>"&gt;<span>Achieved</span>. A bill to this effect, written by Campaign Manager ["AnthonyParisi"] and the rest of the slate, was passed by the ["Internal Affairs Commission"] on 4/11. It was reworded <span>in </span>["ASUCD Senate" Senate] on 4/14, and passed unanimously.[[BR]][[BR]] On an interesting note, a motion to send the bill back to IAC drew several abstentions -- enough to fail the <span>motion</span>. || </td> </tr> </table> </div> Friends Urging Campus Kindness Platformhttp://daviswiki.org/Friends_Urging_Campus_Kindness_Platform2005-04-23 10:57:25PhilipNeustrom <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Friends Urging Campus Kindness Platform<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 15: </td> <td> Line 15: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- ''This hasn't yet happened. See ["ASUCD Open Government"] for more information.''</span> </td> <td> <span>+ ''This hasn't yet happened. See ["ASUCD Open Government"] for more information. Also, ["Jonathon Leathers"]' bill is a step in the right direction, but it still doesn't put anything aside from ["ASUCD Senate"] bills (pending, revised, etc) online. So no budgets or ["ASUCD Court"] documents (''the court practically never has cases and I don't think ["SGAO"] even deals with their documents right now, though'')''</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Friends Urging Campus Kindness Platformhttp://daviswiki.org/Friends_Urging_Campus_Kindness_Platform2005-04-23 10:53:13PhilipNeustromonline documents not happening yet due to creative media/SGAO stalling <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Friends Urging Campus Kindness Platform<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 13: </td> <td> Line 13: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> ||Current Status:||&lt;bgcolor="#<span>DD</span>FF<span>DD</span>"&gt;<span>Achieved</span>. ["SOSSS"]/["Independent"] candidate ["Jonathon Leathers"] wrote a bill to have legislation put online, which was then greatly augmented by ["Thomas Lloyd"]. It passed through a bizarrely arduous journey in the Internet and Networking Committee, and then was approved unanimously by the ["ASUCD Senate" Senate]. Soon, every bill will appear online before it is voted on, and you can participate easily.|| </td> <td> <span>+</span> ||Current Status:||&lt;bgcolor="#FF<span>FFBB</span>"&gt;<span>In progress</span>. ["SOSSS"]/["Independent"] candidate ["Jonathon Leathers"] wrote a bill to have legislation put online, which was then greatly augmented by ["Thomas Lloyd"]. It passed through a bizarrely arduous journey in the Internet and Networking Committee, and then was approved unanimously by the ["ASUCD Senate" Senate]. Soon, every bill will appear online before it is voted on, and you can participate easily.||<span><br> + <br> + ''This hasn't yet happened. See ["ASUCD Open Government"] for more information.''</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Friends Urging Campus Kindness Platformhttp://daviswiki.org/Friends_Urging_Campus_Kindness_Platform2005-04-17 14:37:47BrentLaabsmore progress for the progressive movement. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Friends Urging Campus Kindness Platform<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 19: </td> <td> Line 19: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- ||Current Status:||&lt;bgcolor="#FFFFBB"&gt;In Progress. ["LEAD"] Senator ["Janine Fiel"] is holding an ASUCD Forum for ["Student Organizations"] on Wednesday, April 13. Candidate ["Chad Van Schoelandt"] and Senate Intern ["BrentLaabs"] are planning to go and see what clubs want and need.||</span> </td> <td> <span>+ ||Current Status:||&lt;bgcolor="#FFFFBB"&gt;In Progress. ["LEAD"] Senator ["Janine Fiel"] held an ASUCD Forum for ["Student Organizations"] called "ASUCD vs. Diversity" on Wednesday, April 13. Several Friends Urging Campus Kindness and ["LEAD"] members attended, and it seemed rather successful. A lot of issues regarding diversity were raised, and everyone got a better idea of how to get involved in ASUCD.[[BR]][[BR]]Issues to be resolved: As far as we could tell, there were no ["Student Focus"] affiliates attending. And it seemed like many of the people who attended were already somewhat active in student activities -- it strengthened the ties between the active members of the community, but it drew in relatively few outsiders.||</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 27: </td> <td> Line 27: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ <br> + ||Current Status:||&lt;bgcolor="#FFFFBB"&gt;In Progress. The new ["ASUCD Controller" Controller], ["Devin Whitney"] (["LEAD"]) wants to merge Health and Wellbeing into the Campus Safety unit instead, which seems reasonable to us.||<br> + </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 31: </td> <td> Line 34: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> ||Current Status:||&lt;bgcolor="#DDFFDD"&gt;Achieved. Read Sen. Rob Roy's [http://www.livejournal.com/users/senatorroy<span>/699.html</span> Senate Livejournal] if you want confirmation.|| </td> <td> <span>+</span> ||Current Status:||&lt;bgcolor="#DDFFDD"&gt;Achieved. Read Sen. Rob Roy's [http://www.livejournal.com/users/senatorroy Senate Livejournal] if you want confirmation.|| </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 81: </td> <td> Line 84: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> ||Current Status:||&lt;bgcolor="#FFFFBB"&gt;In Progress. A bill to this effect, written by Campaign Manager ["AnthonyParisi"] and the rest of the slate, was passed by the ["Internal Affairs Commission"] on 4/11. It w<span>ill now proceed to</span> ["ASUCD Senate" Senate] on 4/14.<span>||</span> </td> <td> <span>+</span> ||Current Status:||&lt;bgcolor="#FFFFBB"&gt;In Progress. A bill to this effect, written by Campaign Manager ["AnthonyParisi"] and the rest of the slate, was passed by the ["Internal Affairs Commission"] on 4/11. It w<span>as reworded</span> ["ASUCD Senate" Senate] on 4/14<span>, and passed unanimously</span>.<span>&nbsp;&nbsp;It will probably be signed by the President soon. [[BR]][[BR]] On an interesting note, a motion to send the bill back to IAC drew several abstentions -- enough to fail the bill. ||</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 137: </td> <td> Line 140: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ||Current Status:||&lt;bgcolor="#FFFFBB"&gt;In Progress. Senate passed a resolution supporting a 100-year plan for trees on campus.||<br> + </span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Friends Urging Campus Kindness Platformhttp://daviswiki.org/Friends_Urging_Campus_Kindness_Platform2005-04-13 15:52:14PhilipNeustrommajorly minor <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Friends Urging Campus Kindness Platform<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 119: </td> <td> Line 119: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> ||Current Status:||&lt;bgcolor="#FFFFBB"&gt;In Progress. ["Rob Roy"] had a meeting scheduled with the director of the Campus ["Computer Labs"] this week, but the lab management wants very expensive staplers. We are currently considering our options on how to proceed, but we remain committed to stapers in the labs.|| </td> <td> <span>+</span> ||Current Status:||&lt;bgcolor="#FFFFBB"&gt;In Progress. ["Rob Roy"] had a meeting scheduled with the director of the Campus ["Computer Labs"] this week, but the lab management wants very expensive staplers. We are currently considering our options on how to proceed, but we remain committed to stap<span>l</span>ers in the labs.|| </td> </tr> </table> </div> Friends Urging Campus Kindness Platformhttp://daviswiki.org/Friends_Urging_Campus_Kindness_Platform2005-04-13 15:43:14BrentLaabsupdates, and making it somewhat less biased <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Friends Urging Campus Kindness Platform<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 9: </td> <td> Line 9: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> ||Current Status:||&lt;bgcolor="#DDFFDD"&gt;Achieved. Friends Senators ["Kristen Birdsall"] and ["Rob Roy"] hold their office hours on the ["Quad"] in front of the ["MU"] at least once a week. See ["ASUCD Senate" Senate] to see the hours -- if they're not downstairs they're up on the 3^rd^ floor. Though the Senate bought an $80 unenvirofriendly vinyl sign, Rob made a rather awesome sign for Senate office hours on canvas.|| </td> <td> <span>+</span> ||Current Status:||&lt;bgcolor="#DDFFDD"&gt;Achieved. Friends Senators ["Kristen Birdsall"] and ["Rob Roy"] hold their office hours on the ["Quad"] in front of the ["MU"] at least once a week. <span>["Ari Kalfayan"] and ["Janine Fiel"] have also been spotted holding office hours on the Quad. </span>See ["ASUCD Senate" Senate] to see the hours -- if they're not downstairs they're up on the 3^rd^ floor. Though the Senate bought an $80 unenvirofriendly vinyl sign, Rob made a rather awesome sign for Senate office hours on canvas.|| </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 13: </td> <td> Line 13: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> ||Current Status:||&lt;bgcolor="#DDFFDD"&gt;Achieved. ["SOSSS"]/["Independent"] candidate ["Jonathon Leathers"] wrote a bill to have legislation put online. It passed through a bizarrely arduous journey in the Internet and Networking Committee, and then was approved unanimously by the ["ASUCD Senate" Senate]. Soon, every bill will appear online before it is voted on, and you can participate easily.|| </td> <td> <span>+</span> ||Current Status:||&lt;bgcolor="#DDFFDD"&gt;Achieved. ["SOSSS"]/["Independent"] candidate ["Jonathon Leathers"] wrote a bill to have legislation put online<span>, which was then greatly augmented by ["Thomas Lloyd"]</span>. It passed through a bizarrely arduous journey in the Internet and Networking Committee, and then was approved unanimously by the ["ASUCD Senate" Senate]. Soon, every bill will appear online before it is voted on, and you can participate easily.|| </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 81: </td> <td> Line 81: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> ||Current Status:||&lt;bgcolor="#FFFFBB"&gt;In Progress. A bill to this effect<span>&nbsp;was intro</span>d<span>uc</span>ed <span>on 4/7 and will be seen in</span> ["Internal Affairs Commission"] on 4/11.<span>||</span> </td> <td> <span>+</span> ||Current Status:||&lt;bgcolor="#FFFFBB"&gt;In Progress. A bill to this effect<span>, written by Campaign Manager ["AnthonyParisi"] an</span>d<span>&nbsp;the rest of the slate, was pass</span>ed <span>by the</span> ["Internal Affairs Commission"] on 4/11.<span>&nbsp;&nbsp;It will now proceed to ["ASUCD Senate" Senate] on 4/14.||</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 119: </td> <td> Line 119: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> ||Current Status:||&lt;bgcolor="#FFFFBB"&gt;In Progress. ["Rob Roy"] ha<span>s</span> a meeting scheduled with the director of the Campus ["Computer Labs"] <span>n</span>ex<span>t week</span>.<span>||</span> </td> <td> <span>+</span> ||Current Status:||&lt;bgcolor="#FFFFBB"&gt;In Progress. ["Rob Roy"] ha<span>d</span> a meeting scheduled with the director of the Campus ["Computer Labs"] <span>this week, but the lab management wants very </span>ex<span>pensive staplers</span>.<span>&nbsp;&nbsp;We are currently considering our options on how to proceed, but we remain committed to stapers in the labs.||</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Friends Urging Campus Kindness Platformhttp://daviswiki.org/Friends_Urging_Campus_Kindness_Platform2005-04-10 19:06:01BrentLaabsfixing Senate links. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Friends Urging Campus Kindness Platform<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 1: </td> <td> Line 1: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> This is the official platform of the ["Friends Urging Campus Kindness"] ["ASUCD"] ["<span>Senate"</span>] ["Slate" slate]. This text is not for the faint of heart, but it is the source for those who want to examine the platform in depth. Those who want to have a more cursory look at what the ["Slate"] stands for should look at ["Friends Urging Campus Kindness Issues"]. </td> <td> <span>+</span> This is the official platform of the ["Friends Urging Campus Kindness"] ["ASUCD"] ["<span>ASUCD Senate" Senate</span>] ["Slate" slate]. This text is not for the faint of heart, but it is the source for those who want to examine the platform in depth. Those who want to have a more cursory look at what the ["Slate"] stands for should look at ["Friends Urging Campus Kindness Issues"]. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 7: </td> <td> Line 7: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Downstairs Office Hours:: Very few students know what the ["ASUCD"] ["S<span>enate"</span>] actually does; even fewer know how to contact their senators. We at ["Friends Urging Campus Kindness"] plan to hold office hours on the ["Quad"], or at ASUCD's office on the first floor of the ["Memorial Union" MU] during inclement weather. In this way, we will better be able to connect to students. All you have to do is walk by the ["Memorial Union" MU] at lunch time, and a Senator will be available to talk about the issues you care about. </td> <td> <span>+</span> Downstairs Office Hours:: Very few students know what the ["ASUCD"] ["<span>A</span>S<span>UCD Senate" Senate</span>] actually does; even fewer know how to contact their senators. We at ["Friends Urging Campus Kindness"] plan to hold office hours on the ["Quad"], or at ASUCD's office on the first floor of the ["Memorial Union" MU] during inclement weather. In this way, we will better be able to connect to students. All you have to do is walk by the ["Memorial Union" MU] at lunch time, and a Senator will be available to talk about the issues you care about. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 9: </td> <td> Line 9: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> ||Current Status:||&lt;bgcolor="#DDFFDD"&gt;Achieved. Friends Senators ["Kristen Birdsall"] and ["Rob Roy"] hold their office hours on the ["Quad"] in front of the ["MU"] at least once a week. See ["<span>Senate"</span>] to see the hours -- if they're not downstairs they're up on the 3^rd^ floor. Though the Senate bought an $80 unenvirofriendly vinyl sign, Rob made a rather awesome sign for Senate office hours on canvas.|| </td> <td> <span>+</span> ||Current Status:||&lt;bgcolor="#DDFFDD"&gt;Achieved. Friends Senators ["Kristen Birdsall"] and ["Rob Roy"] hold their office hours on the ["Quad"] in front of the ["MU"] at least once a week. See ["<span>ASUCD Senate" Senate</span>] to see the hours -- if they're not downstairs they're up on the 3^rd^ floor. Though the Senate bought an $80 unenvirofriendly vinyl sign, Rob made a rather awesome sign for Senate office hours on canvas.|| </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 11: </td> <td> Line 11: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> ASUCD Documents Available Online:: Currently, very few government documents are online. Only bills already passed by the ["<span>Senate"</span>] and signed by the ["ASUCD President" President] are online &amp;#8211; but wouldn't you like to know about that $42,000 laser printer before they buy it? Many documents are only available on the third floor of the ["Memorial Union" MU], and you have to ask to look at them, as they are not on public display. Making ["ASUCD"] budgets, upcoming ["<span>Senate"</span>] bills, ["<span>Senate"</span>] agendas, and ["ASUCD Court" ASUCD Court] documents available online is a good remedy to an administration which has repeatedly broken the public trust. </td> <td> <span>+</span> ASUCD Documents Available Online:: Currently, very few government documents are online. Only bills already passed by the ["<span>ASUCD Senate" Senate</span>] and signed by the ["ASUCD President" President] are online &amp;#8211; but wouldn't you like to know about that $42,000 laser printer before they buy it? Many documents are only available on the third floor of the ["Memorial Union" MU], and you have to ask to look at them, as they are not on public display. Making ["ASUCD"] budgets, upcoming ["<span>ASUCD Senate" Senate</span>] bills, ["<span>ASUCD Senate" Senate</span>] agendas, and ["ASUCD Court" ASUCD Court] documents available online is a good remedy to an administration which has repeatedly broken the public trust. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 13: </td> <td> Line 13: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> ||Current Status:||&lt;bgcolor="#DDFFDD"&gt;Achieved. ["SOSSS"]/["Independent"] candidate ["Jonathon Leathers"] wrote a bill to have legislation put online. It passed through a bizarrely arduous journey in the Internet and Networking Committee, and then was approved unanimously by the ["<span>Senate"</span>]. Soon, every bill will appear online before it is voted on, and you can participate easily.|| </td> <td> <span>+</span> ||Current Status:||&lt;bgcolor="#DDFFDD"&gt;Achieved. ["SOSSS"]/["Independent"] candidate ["Jonathon Leathers"] wrote a bill to have legislation put online. It passed through a bizarrely arduous journey in the Internet and Networking Committee, and then was approved unanimously by the ["<span>ASUCD Senate" Senate</span>]. Soon, every bill will appear online before it is voted on, and you can participate easily.|| </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 15: </td> <td> Line 15: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> ASUCD Documents Available at Senate Meetings:: Whenever we attend the ["Senate"], there are never enough agendas available for everyone. Those with their own laptops may be able to access them if they are available online, as mentioned above. However, we would like a laptop and a printer available at ["Senate"] Meetings, so that no student is left out of the proceedings. In this way, everyone can understand the process, comment, and help build better bylaws &amp;#8211; without needing to waste paper! </td> <td> <span>+</span> ASUCD Documents Available at Senate Meetings:: Whenever we attend the ["<span>ASUCD </span>Senate"<span>&nbsp;Senate</span>], there are never enough agendas available for everyone. Those with their own laptops may be able to access them if they are available online, as mentioned above. However, we would like a laptop and a printer available at ["<span>ASUCD </span>Senate"<span>&nbsp;Senate</span>] Meetings, so that no student is left out of the proceedings. In this way, everyone can understand the process, comment, and help build better bylaws &amp;#8211; without needing to waste paper! </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 21: </td> <td> Line 21: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Senate Meetings in the Coffee House:: We feel that the ["ASUCD"] government spends way too much time on the third floor of the ["Memorial Union" MU]. By moving the ["<span>Senate"</span>] Meetings into the ["Coffee House"], we can promote ["ASUCD"], increase attendance, and accommodate more people. This may require meetings to start at 6 PM instead of 5:30 PM, but this change is a small sacrifice compared to the input of the people. </td> <td> <span>+</span> Senate Meetings in the Coffee House:: We feel that the ["ASUCD"] government spends way too much time on the third floor of the ["Memorial Union" MU]. By moving the ["<span>ASUCD Senate" Senate</span>] Meetings into the ["Coffee House"], we can promote ["ASUCD"], increase attendance, and accommodate more people. This may require meetings to start at 6 PM instead of 5:30 PM, but this change is a small sacrifice compared to the input of the people. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 27: </td> <td> Line 27: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Increase Gender and Sexuality Commission's Budget:: Cost of one fire truck for ["Aggie Pack"] to launch tube socks: $5,000. Annual budget of the ["Gender and Sexuality Commission"]: $3,099. We believe that the ["<span>Senate"</span>] has misplaced its priorities in the past by promoting special interests such as ["Aggie Pack"] rather than funding projects which benefit a large number of students. ["Gender and Sexuality Commission" GASC] projects are educational as well as entertaining, and provide a lot more quality to student life than getting hit in the head by a tube sock. </td> <td> <span>+</span> Increase Gender and Sexuality Commission's Budget:: Cost of one fire truck for ["Aggie Pack"] to launch tube socks: $5,000. Annual budget of the ["Gender and Sexuality Commission"]: $3,099. We believe that the ["<span>ASUCD Senate" Senate</span>] has misplaced its priorities in the past by promoting special interests such as ["Aggie Pack"] rather than funding projects which benefit a large number of students. ["Gender and Sexuality Commission" GASC] projects are educational as well as entertaining, and provide a lot more quality to student life than getting hit in the head by a tube sock. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 29: </td> <td> Line 29: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Senators at Commission Meetings:: One of the problems that is almost routine in ["<span>Senate"</span>] is the lack of Senators at Commission meetings. These commissions are the heart and soul of ["ASUCD" ASUCD's] activities at ["UC Davis"]. We promise that our ["Slate" slate] members will attend more commission meetings, so that we will be able to make informed decisions on important issues. We also promise to read all of the legislation before we come to ["<span>Senate"</span>] meetings. That should be a no-brainer, but it is far too often an issue at ["<span>Senate"</span>] meetings. </td> <td> <span>+</span> Senators at Commission Meetings:: One of the problems that is almost routine in ["<span>ASUCD Senate" Senate</span>] is the lack of Senators at Commission meetings. These commissions are the heart and soul of ["ASUCD" ASUCD's] activities at ["UC Davis"]. We promise that our ["Slate" slate] members will attend more commission meetings, so that we will be able to make informed decisions on important issues. We also promise to read all of the legislation before we come to ["<span>ASUCD Senate" Senate</span>] meetings. That should be a no-brainer, but it is far too often an issue at ["<span>ASUCD Senate" Senate</span>] meetings. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 41: </td> <td> Line 41: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- Stopping Wasteful Spending:: During the last year at ["Senate"], some very odd projects got approved. The foremost of these lapses in senatorial judgment was the purchase of a fire truck for ["Aggie Pack"]. We would not oppose the truck if it was intended to put out fires, but this truck is intended to rain down tube socks on the heads of Aggie fans. Tube socks, for God's sake! Even worse, the truck isn't even working yet! Recently, the ["Senate"] passed a bill to allocate $80 to purchase a big sign saying "ASUCD Senator Office Hours" for having office hours on the quad. The problem: they already had such a sign, which was in perfectly usable condition but hasn't been used in years. The bill was passed unanimously with the old sign in the room, so ["RevChad"] and ["RobRoy"] permanently borrowed without permission the old sign with plans to protest this wasteful spending by using only the old sign should they win senate seats. ["ASUCD"] should focus projects that benefit students, not special interests and absurd redundancy.</span> </td> <td> <span>+ Stopping Wasteful Spending:: During the last year at ["ASUCD Senate" Senate], some very odd projects got approved. The foremost of these lapses in senatorial judgment was the purchase of a fire truck for ["Aggie Pack"]. We would not oppose the truck if it was intended to put out fires, but this truck is intended to rain down tube socks on the heads of Aggie fans. Tube socks, for God's sake! Even worse, the truck isn't even working yet! Recently, the ["ASUCD Senate" Senate] passed a bill to allocate $80 to purchase a big sign saying "ASUCD Senator Office Hours" for having office hours on the quad. The problem: they already had such a sign, which was in perfectly usable condition but hasn't been used in years. The bill was passed unanimously with the old sign in the room, so ["RevChad"] and ["RobRoy"] permanently borrowed without permission the old sign with plans to protest this wasteful spending by using only the old sign should they win senate seats. ["ASUCD"] should focus projects that benefit students, not special interests and absurd redundancy.</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 43: </td> <td> Line 43: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Cheaper ASUCD Retreats:: Currently, there is an ["ASUCD"] government retreat which takes place in Lake Tahoe and costs you, the student, $2,000 of ["ASUCD"] funds. I'm sure everyone involved in ["ASUCD"] enjoys the cabins and the catering, and I'm sure it helps everyone to become friends &amp;#8211; just like our ["Slate" slate]! But the problem is that it doesn't benefit anyone but the student government officials themselves. We believe that we can become friends without spending so much money. We urge the ["<span>Senate"</span>] to show kindness to the campus by holding a retreat somewhere far cheaper, maybe as a camping trip or on campus. Some members of the ["Slate" slate] suggested holding it at the ["Pirate Ship"], but for some reason #1 candidate ["Rob Roy"] didn't like us volunteering his house. We've been told that there is an extra mattress there for those who pass out from overlegislation. </td> <td> <span>+</span> Cheaper ASUCD Retreats:: Currently, there is an ["ASUCD"] government retreat which takes place in Lake Tahoe and costs you, the student, $2,000 of ["ASUCD"] funds. I'm sure everyone involved in ["ASUCD"] enjoys the cabins and the catering, and I'm sure it helps everyone to become friends &amp;#8211; just like our ["Slate" slate]! But the problem is that it doesn't benefit anyone but the student government officials themselves. We believe that we can become friends without spending so much money. We urge the ["<span>ASUCD Senate" Senate</span>] to show kindness to the campus by holding a retreat somewhere far cheaper, maybe as a camping trip or on campus. Some members of the ["Slate" slate] suggested holding it at the ["Pirate Ship"], but for some reason #1 candidate ["Rob Roy"] didn't like us volunteering his house. We've been told that there is an extra mattress there for those who pass out from overlegislation. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 51: </td> <td> Line 51: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Audits of ASUCD Units:: ["ASUCD"] has many units, and many of them are quite good at serving the undergraduates here at UCD: The ["Coffee House"], ["Unitrans"], and the ["Whole Earth Festival"], and ["The California Aggie"]. However, some programs really need a lot of research to see whether they truly serve the campus community. ["AGTV"] is a good opportunity to work on television, but do their ratings justify the program? Campus safety is an issue important to many of us, but is the ["Campus Safety"] Unit working in an effective way to increase safety? We are not afraid to investigate fully before we come to any decision, as it is the job of the ["S<span>enate"</span>] to make sure that your money is serving you. </td> <td> <span>+</span> Audits of ASUCD Units:: ["ASUCD"] has many units, and many of them are quite good at serving the undergraduates here at UCD: The ["Coffee House"], ["Unitrans"], and the ["Whole Earth Festival"], and ["The California Aggie"]. However, some programs really need a lot of research to see whether they truly serve the campus community. ["AGTV"] is a good opportunity to work on television, but do their ratings justify the program? Campus safety is an issue important to many of us, but is the ["Campus Safety"] Unit working in an effective way to increase safety? We are not afraid to investigate fully before we come to any decision, as it is the job of the ["<span>A</span>S<span>UCD Senate" Senate</span>] to make sure that your money is serving you. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 63: </td> <td> Line 63: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Lobbying for Students and Ethics of Lobbying:: We promise that we will only lobby for issues that relate directly to students and student life. This includes promoting school diversity, reducing student fees, and support for union labor on campus. However, we will work hard to make sure that we do not endorse candidates for public office or issues that most students will not support. This is not to say that we won't take a stand for issues we believe in. We plan on using the ["Senate"] as a soapbox on which to present our issues, without making the ["Senate"] vote. In this way, we can balance activism with responsibility to all of the students we represent. </td> <td> <span>+</span> Lobbying for Students and Ethics of Lobbying:: We promise that we will only lobby for issues that relate directly to students and student life. This includes promoting school diversity, reducing student fees, and support for union labor on campus. However, we will work hard to make sure that we do not endorse candidates for public office or issues that most students will not support. This is not to say that we won't take a stand for issues we believe in. We plan on using the ["<span>A</span>S<span>UCD S</span>enate"<span>&nbsp;Senate</span>] as a soapbox on which to present our issues, without making the ["<span>A</span>S<span>UCD S</span>enate"<span>&nbsp;Senate</span>] vote. In this way, we can balance activism with responsibility to all of the students we represent. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 69: </td> <td> Line 69: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> More Power to the Judicial Branch:: The Judicial Branch has very little power in ["ASUCD"], and that has clearly caused an imbalance of power in the student government. The other two branches have been free to create many controversies due to the lack of oversight: the ["Election Statement Controversy"], the ["Campaigning in Dorms Controversy"], and ["Lamargate"]. We seek to restore the power of the ["ASUCD Court"] so that procedural errors can be avoided in the ["<span>Senate"</span>], Commissions, Committees, and the ["ASUCD President" Presidency]. This might require a public prosecutor and a public defender to work for ["ASUCD"] to bring more cases before problems arise. It also might require ["ASUCD"] be given back the elections jurisdiction. We promise that we will make the ["ASUCD Court" Judiciary] a working branch of the student government. </td> <td> <span>+</span> More Power to the Judicial Branch:: The Judicial Branch has very little power in ["ASUCD"], and that has clearly caused an imbalance of power in the student government. The other two branches have been free to create many controversies due to the lack of oversight: the ["Election Statement Controversy"], the ["Campaigning in Dorms Controversy"], and ["Lamargate"]. We seek to restore the power of the ["ASUCD Court"] so that procedural errors can be avoided in the ["<span>ASUCD Senate" Senate</span>], Commissions, Committees, and the ["ASUCD President" Presidency]. This might require a public prosecutor and a public defender to work for ["ASUCD"] to bring more cases before problems arise. It also might require ["ASUCD"] be given back the elections jurisdiction. We promise that we will make the ["ASUCD Court" Judiciary] a working branch of the student government. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 75: </td> <td> Line 75: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> The Countback Amendment:: ["Choice Voting" Choice voting] is a brilliant system, because it allows you to determine a lot about voter preferences. When a senator resigns, the next person who would have been elected fills the empty seat, if the ["Countback"] Amendment to the ["ASUCD"] Constitution is adopted. As ["Kalen Gallagher"] has filled 4 of the 12 ["<span>Senate"] seats due to resignations, power has shifted to the ["</span>ASUCD President" President] and away from the people. This amendment by the ["Davis College Green Party"] would change this; it has our full support. In addition, we will continue our pursuit of elections reform, if need arises. </td> <td> <span>+</span> The Countback Amendment:: ["Choice Voting" Choice voting] is a brilliant system, because it allows you to determine a lot about voter preferences. When a senator resigns, the next person who would have been elected fills the empty seat, if the ["Countback"] Amendment to the ["ASUCD"] Constitution is adopted. As ["Kalen Gallagher"] has filled 4 of the 12 ["ASUCD <span>Senate" Senate] seats due to resignations, power has shifted to the ["ASUCD </span>President" President] and away from the people. This amendment by the ["Davis College Green Party"] would change this; it has our full support. In addition, we will continue our pursuit of elections reform, if need arises. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 77: </td> <td> Line 77: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> ||Current Status:||&lt;bgcolor="#FFFFBB"&gt;In Progress. The bill for Countback Amendment, written by ["PhilipNeustrom"] and ["Jonathon Leathers"]. It passed the ["Internal Affairs Commission"] easily, and it passed the ["<span>Senate"</span>] on 4/7 with a vote of 11-1-0 (["Ari Kalfayan" Kalfayan] opposed). ["Caliph Assagai"], the ["ASUCD President"] said that he would sign the bill at the Senate meeting, so Countback will go to a vote in the next ASUCD Election in Fall 2005.|| </td> <td> <span>+</span> ||Current Status:||&lt;bgcolor="#FFFFBB"&gt;In Progress. The bill for Countback Amendment, written by ["PhilipNeustrom"] and ["Jonathon Leathers"]. It passed the ["Internal Affairs Commission"] easily, and it passed the ["<span>ASUCD Senate" Senate</span>] on 4/7 with a vote of 11-1-0 (["Ari Kalfayan" Kalfayan] opposed). ["Caliph Assagai"], the ["ASUCD President"] said that he would sign the bill at the Senate meeting, so Countback will go to a vote in the next ASUCD Election in Fall 2005.|| </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 79: </td> <td> Line 79: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Rewrite the Senate's Standing Rules:: The way the ["<span>Senate"</span>] currently works, abstentions are treated the same as "no" votes; bills must be approved by a majority of ["<span>Senate"</span>] seats. Thus, if there is a vacancy in the ["<span>Senate"</span>], it essentially counts as a "no" vote. Some bills have failed even with a majority of seated Senators in support the bills. This is extraordinarily stupid. No elected body works like this. Majority calculations should be calculated based on the number actually participating in the vote, and it will be if we're elected. </td> <td> <span>+</span> Rewrite the Senate's Standing Rules:: The way the ["<span>ASUCD Senate" Senate</span>] currently works, abstentions are treated the same as "no" votes; bills must be approved by a majority of ["<span>ASUCD Senate" Senate</span>] seats. Thus, if there is a vacancy in the ["<span>ASUCD Senate" Senate</span>], it essentially counts as a "no" vote. Some bills have failed even with a majority of seated Senators in support the bills. This is extraordinarily stupid. No elected body works like this. Majority calculations should be calculated based on the number actually participating in the vote, and it will be if we're elected. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 83: </td> <td> Line 83: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Expand the Senate to 18 Seats:: To take full advantage of ["Choice Voting"], we need to have more senators to represent every group on campus better. Campus conservatives have a senator &amp;#8211; why can't engineers? By putting 9 people in ["<span>Senate"</span>] seats each election (18 total), we ensure that a more diverse group is put in the ["<span>Senate"</span>]. Diversity of opinions is what makes a university great, and will make the ["<span>Senate"</span>] much better informed about all of campus life. </td> <td> <span>+</span> Expand the Senate to 18 Seats:: To take full advantage of ["Choice Voting"], we need to have more senators to represent every group on campus better. Campus conservatives have a senator &amp;#8211; why can't engineers? By putting 9 people in ["<span>ASUCD Senate" Senate</span>] seats each election (18 total), we ensure that a more diverse group is put in the ["<span>ASUCD Senate" Senate</span>]. Diversity of opinions is what makes a university great, and will make the ["<span>ASUCD Senate" Senate</span>] much better informed about all of campus life. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 89: </td> <td> Line 89: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Protect Freedom of Speech:: We believe the Freedom of Speech is the foundation of a free society, and that this right to expression must include Freedom of Emotional Speech as well. However, some emotionally charged words have been censored at ["UC Davis" UCD] and in the ["<span>Senate"</span>], most notably by ["Paloma Perez"]. That is not like ["Friends Urging Campus Kindness"] at all. We believe that Freedom of all speech must be protected at ["<span>Senate"</span>] meetings, election forums, campaigns, and Write Club events. Far too many have been censored so far, to the detriment of us all. </td> <td> <span>+</span> Protect Freedom of Speech:: We believe the Freedom of Speech is the foundation of a free society, and that this right to expression must include Freedom of Emotional Speech as well. However, some emotionally charged words have been censored at ["UC Davis" UCD] and in the ["<span>ASUCD Senate" Senate</span>], most notably by ["Paloma Perez"]. That is not like ["Friends Urging Campus Kindness"] at all. We believe that Freedom of all speech must be protected at ["<span>ASUCD Senate" Senate</span>] meetings, election forums, campaigns, and Write Club events. Far too many have been censored so far, to the detriment of us all. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 165: </td> <td> Line 165: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> * ["Rob Roy"]: Manager of Ben &amp; Jerry's for over 5 years, underwriting director of ["KDVS"], and __terrific public speaker__. Have you talked to this guy? He stole the show at the ["ASUCD Elections Forum"]. He has also '''authored''' legislation that was passed by the ["<span>Senate"</span>]. </td> <td> <span>+</span> * ["Rob Roy"]: Manager of Ben &amp; Jerry's for over 5 years, underwriting director of ["KDVS"], and __terrific public speaker__. Have you talked to this guy? He stole the show at the ["ASUCD Elections Forum"]. He has also '''authored''' legislation that was passed by the ["<span>ASUCD Senate" Senate</span>]. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 170: </td> <td> Line 170: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> * ["Chad Van Schoelandt"] hasn't held any 'leadership' positions. Chad has, however, worked with the ["Senate"] to '''pass important elections reform legislation'''. </td> <td> <span>+</span> * ["Chad Van Schoelandt"] hasn't held any 'leadership' positions. Chad has, however, worked with the ["<span>ASUCD </span>Senate"<span>&nbsp;Senate</span>] to '''pass important elections reform legislation'''. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Friends Urging Campus Kindness Platformhttp://daviswiki.org/Friends_Urging_Campus_Kindness_Platform2005-04-07 23:11:22JonathonLeatherscorrection - my online leg bill never went to IAC <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Friends Urging Campus Kindness Platform<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 13: </td> <td> Line 13: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> ||Current Status:||&lt;bgcolor="#DDFFDD"&gt;Achieved. ["SOSSS"]/["Independent"] candidate ["Jonathon Leathers"] wrote a bill to have legislation put online. It passed through a bizarrely arduous journey in the Internet and Networking Committee, and then was approved unanimously by the ["<span>Internal Affairs Commission"] and ["</span>Senate"]. Soon, every bill will appear online before it is voted on, and you can participate easily.|| </td> <td> <span>+</span> ||Current Status:||&lt;bgcolor="#DDFFDD"&gt;Achieved. ["SOSSS"]/["Independent"] candidate ["Jonathon Leathers"] wrote a bill to have legislation put online. It passed through a bizarrely arduous journey in the Internet and Networking Committee, and then was approved unanimously by the ["Senate"]. Soon, every bill will appear online before it is voted on, and you can participate easily.|| </td> </tr> </table> </div> Friends Urging Campus Kindness Platformhttp://daviswiki.org/Friends_Urging_Campus_Kindness_Platform2005-04-07 22:45:02BrentLaabslinked new aggie article <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Friends Urging Campus Kindness Platform<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 125: </td> <td> Line 125: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> ||Current Status:||&lt;bgcolor="#FFFFBB"&gt;In Progress. Friends Urging Campus Kindness slate member ["RobertBaron"] is working with a committee to lobby for lower textbook prices.<span>||</span> </td> <td> <span>+</span> ||Current Status:||&lt;bgcolor="#FFFFBB"&gt;In Progress. Friends Urging Campus Kindness slate member ["RobertBaron"] is working with a <span>["CalPIRG"] </span>committee to lobby for lower textbook prices.<span>&nbsp;&nbsp;More information in [http://www.californiaaggie.com/article/?id=8337 this article] by the ["California Aggie"].||</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Friends Urging Campus Kindness Platformhttp://daviswiki.org/Friends_Urging_Campus_Kindness_Platform2005-04-07 21:13:53MikeIvanovgrammar <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Friends Urging Campus Kindness Platform<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 77: </td> <td> Line 77: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> ||Current Status:||&lt;bgcolor="#FFFFBB"&gt;In Progress. The bill for Countback Amendment, written by ["PhilipNeustrom"] and ["Jonathon Leathers"]. It passed the ["Internal Affairs Commission"] easily, and it <span>will be </span>passed the ["Senate"] on 4/7 with a vote of 11-1-0 (["Ari Kalfayan" Kalfayan] opposed). ["Caliph Assagai"], the ["ASUCD President"] said that he would sign the bill at the Senate meeting, so Countback will go to a vote in the next ASUCD Election in Fall 2005.|| </td> <td> <span>+</span> ||Current Status:||&lt;bgcolor="#FFFFBB"&gt;In Progress. The bill for Countback Amendment, written by ["PhilipNeustrom"] and ["Jonathon Leathers"]. It passed the ["Internal Affairs Commission"] easily, and it passed the ["Senate"] on 4/7 with a vote of 11-1-0 (["Ari Kalfayan" Kalfayan] opposed). ["Caliph Assagai"], the ["ASUCD President"] said that he would sign the bill at the Senate meeting, so Countback will go to a vote in the next ASUCD Election in Fall 2005.|| </td> </tr> </table> </div> Friends Urging Campus Kindness Platformhttp://daviswiki.org/Friends_Urging_Campus_Kindness_Platform2005-04-07 20:46:08BrentLaabsmore progress. a new bill and an update <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Friends Urging Campus Kindness Platform<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 77: </td> <td> Line 77: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> ||Current Status:||&lt;bgcolor="#FFFFBB"&gt;In Progress. The bill for Countback Amendment, written by ["PhilipNeustrom"] and ["Jonathon Leathers"]. It passed the ["Internal Affairs Commission"] easily, and it will be p<span>resented before</span> the ["Senate"] on 4/7 (<span>tod</span>ay<span>&nbsp;when I wrote this</span>). <span>It must then be signed by</span> the ["ASUCD President"] <span>and</span> go to a vote in the next ASUCD Election in Fall 2005.|| </td> <td> <span>+</span> ||Current Status:||&lt;bgcolor="#FFFFBB"&gt;In Progress. The bill for Countback Amendment, written by ["PhilipNeustrom"] and ["Jonathon Leathers"]. It passed the ["Internal Affairs Commission"] easily, and it will be p<span>assed</span> the ["Senate"] on 4/7 <span>with a vote of 11-1-0 </span>(<span>["Ari Kalf</span>ay<span>an" Kalfayan] opposed</span>). <span>["Caliph Assagai"],</span> the ["ASUCD President"] <span>said that he would sign the bill at the Senate meeting, so Countback will</span> go to a vote in the next ASUCD Election in Fall 2005.|| </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 80: </td> <td> Line 80: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ <br> + ||Current Status:||&lt;bgcolor="#FFFFBB"&gt;In Progress. A bill to this effect was introduced on 4/7 and will be seen in ["Internal Affairs Commission"] on 4/11.||</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Friends Urging Campus Kindness Platformhttp://daviswiki.org/Friends_Urging_Campus_Kindness_Platform2005-04-07 11:53:55PhilipNeustrom <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Friends Urging Campus Kindness Platform<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 59: </td> <td> Line 59: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> ||Current Status:||&lt;bgcolor="#FFFFBB"&gt;In Progress. Both Friends Urging Campus Kindness Senators, as well as many other associates of the slate, have been working very closely with the ["Davis Citizens for Representation"] and showing up at Davis Governance Task Force meetings<span>&nbsp;and</span> ["Davis City Council"] meetings. Currently, the Council is considering whether to adopt the recommendations of the Task Force, which include Choice Voting for the City of ["Davis"].|| </td> <td> <span>+</span> ||Current Status:||&lt;bgcolor="#FFFFBB"&gt;In Progress. Both Friends Urging Campus Kindness Senators, as well as many other associates of the slate, have been working very closely with the ["Davis Citizens for Representation"] and showing up at Davis Governance Task Force meetings<span>,</span> ["Davis City Council"] meetings<span>, helping with tabling at ["Farmers Market"] for ["Choice Voting"], and helping to produce literature about ["Choice Voting"]</span>. Currently, the Council is considering whether to adopt the recommendations of the Task Force, which include Choice Voting for the City of ["Davis"].|| </td> </tr> </table> </div> Friends Urging Campus Kindness Platformhttp://daviswiki.org/Friends_Urging_Campus_Kindness_Platform2005-04-07 11:50:43PhilipNeustromi'd say AGTV screens thing is "in progress" if not good <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Friends Urging Campus Kindness Platform<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 103: </td> <td> Line 103: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- ||Current Status:||&lt;bgcolor="#FFDDDD"&gt;Not Good. We're trying to find a place for the telescreens where they won't annoy too many people. ["AGTV"] continues to base their economic future on the screens, which is somewhat troubling considering the operating life of the plasma screens.||</span> </td> <td> <span>+ ||Current Status:||&lt;bgcolor="#FFFFBB"&gt;In progress. We're trying to find a place for the telescreens where they won't annoy too many people. ["AGTV"] continues to base their economic future on the screens, which is somewhat troubling considering the operating life of the plasma screens among other factors. However, pressure has been applied to the idea of moving one screen to the ["ARC"] and only moving one screen into the ["CoHo"] (if you don't know what this is refering to: [http://californiaaggie.com/article/?id=7370 info] [http://californiaaggie.com/article/?id=7452 editorial]). It might be the case that no screens will show up in the ["CoHo"], and only one screen will be purchased. Furthermore, ["AGTV"] may get their own office in the ["ARC"]. Hopefully we'll save a lot of money, put the TV in a better place, and cut the TV count.||</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Friends Urging Campus Kindness Platformhttp://daviswiki.org/Friends_Urging_Campus_Kindness_Platform2005-04-06 23:45:09BrentLaabsUpdate on accomplishments of our Platform. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Friends Urging Campus Kindness Platform<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 9: </td> <td> Line 9: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ||Current Status:||&lt;bgcolor="#DDFFDD"&gt;Achieved. Friends Senators ["Kristen Birdsall"] and ["Rob Roy"] hold their office hours on the ["Quad"] in front of the ["MU"] at least once a week. See ["Senate"] to see the hours -- if they're not downstairs they're up on the 3^rd^ floor. Though the Senate bought an $80 unenvirofriendly vinyl sign, Rob made a rather awesome sign for Senate office hours on canvas.||<br> + </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 10: </td> <td> Line 12: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ <br> + ||Current Status:||&lt;bgcolor="#DDFFDD"&gt;Achieved. ["SOSSS"]/["Independent"] candidate ["Jonathon Leathers"] wrote a bill to have legislation put online. It passed through a bizarrely arduous journey in the Internet and Networking Committee, and then was approved unanimously by the ["Internal Affairs Commission"] and ["Senate"]. Soon, every bill will appear online before it is voted on, and you can participate easily.||</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 14: </td> <td> Line 18: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ <br> + ||Current Status:||&lt;bgcolor="#FFFFBB"&gt;In Progress. ["LEAD"] Senator ["Janine Fiel"] is holding an ASUCD Forum for ["Student Organizations"] on Wednesday, April 13. Candidate ["Chad Van Schoelandt"] and Senate Intern ["BrentLaabs"] are planning to go and see what clubs want and need.||</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 23: </td> <td> Line 29: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Senators at Commission Meetings:: One of the problems that is almost routine in ["Senate"] is the lack of Senators at Commission meetings. These commissions are the heart and soul of ["ASUCD" ASUCD's] activities at ["UC Davis"]. We promise that our ["Slate" slate] members will attend more commission meetings, so that we will be able to make informed decisions on important issues. We also promise to read all of the legislation before we come to ["Senate"] meetings. That should be a no-brainer, but it is far too often an issue at ["Senate"] meetings.<span>&nbsp;</span> </td> <td> <span>+</span> Senators at Commission Meetings:: One of the problems that is almost routine in ["Senate"] is the lack of Senators at Commission meetings. These commissions are the heart and soul of ["ASUCD" ASUCD's] activities at ["UC Davis"]. We promise that our ["Slate" slate] members will attend more commission meetings, so that we will be able to make informed decisions on important issues. We also promise to read all of the legislation before we come to ["Senate"] meetings. That should be a no-brainer, but it is far too often an issue at ["Senate"] meetings.<span><br> + <br> + ||Current Status:||&lt;bgcolor="#DDFFDD"&gt;Achieved. Read Sen. Rob Roy's [http://www.livejournal.com/users/senatorroy/699.html Senate Livejournal] if you want confirmation.||</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 28: </td> <td> Line 36: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ <br> + ||Current Status:||&lt;bgcolor="#FFFFBB"&gt;In Progress. Budget Hearings are coming up in May, and we don't want them to become a scandal. Some of us have been scanning every detail of previous budgets, looking for ways to save money. The idea of increasing the cost of admission for ["Turbulence"] could be beneficial to the event (by making it better quality) and beneficial to the association (by eliminating its subsidy). ||</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 49: </td> <td> Line 59: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ||Current Status:||&lt;bgcolor="#FFFFBB"&gt;In Progress. Both Friends Urging Campus Kindness Senators, as well as many other associates of the slate, have been working very closely with the ["Davis Citizens for Representation"] and showing up at Davis Governance Task Force meetings and ["Davis City Council"] meetings. Currently, the Council is considering whether to adopt the recommendations of the Task Force, which include Choice Voting for the City of ["Davis"].||<br> + </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 59: </td> <td> Line 71: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ||Current Status:||&lt;bgcolor="#FFFFBB"&gt;In Progress. Senate Intern ["BrentLaabs"] and other slate members have written a bill to restore the power of ["ASUCD Court"] in elections and give them an additional power -- the power to find that ASUCD is acting illegally. The Court may, in the future be able to suppress things such as ["Lamargate"] before they ever reach a state court and truly threaten the association.||<br> + </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 62: </td> <td> Line 76: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ <br> + ||Current Status:||&lt;bgcolor="#FFFFBB"&gt;In Progress. The bill for Countback Amendment, written by ["PhilipNeustrom"] and ["Jonathon Leathers"]. It passed the ["Internal Affairs Commission"] easily, and it will be presented before the ["Senate"] on 4/7 (today when I wrote this). It must then be signed by the ["ASUCD President"] and go to a vote in the next ASUCD Election in Fall 2005.||</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 83: </td> <td> Line 99: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ||Current Status:||&lt;bgcolor="#FFFFBB"&gt;IT upgraded the server for bronze.ucdavis.edu, ''["BrentLaabs" my]'' email is faster. Is everyone else's?||<br> + </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 84: </td> <td> Line 102: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ <br> + ||Current Status:||&lt;bgcolor="#FFDDDD"&gt;Not Good. We're trying to find a place for the telescreens where they won't annoy too many people. ["AGTV"] continues to base their economic future on the screens, which is somewhat troubling considering the operating life of the plasma screens.||</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 97: </td> <td> Line 117: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ||Current Status:||&lt;bgcolor="#FFFFBB"&gt;In Progress. ["Rob Roy"] has a meeting scheduled with the director of the Campus ["Computer Labs"] next week.||<br> + </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 101: </td> <td> Line 123: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- Potential issue: reclaim the MU 5th Floor:: Still researching this one.</span> </td> <td> <span>+ ||Current Status:||&lt;bgcolor="#FFFFBB"&gt;In Progress. Friends Urging Campus Kindness slate member ["RobertBaron"] is working with a committee to lobby for lower textbook prices.||<br> + <br> + Reclaim the MU 5th Floor:: Though there are property insurance issues involved with people on the roof of ["Memorial Union"], it is obvious that it was designed to accomodate people. Since the radioactive ["KDVS"] antenna is no longer on the roof, we feel that everyone should be allowed to be on the 5^th^ Floor Patio. It is, after all, a '''student''' union owned by ["ASUCD"].</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 106: </td> <td> Line 130: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ <br> + ||Current Status:||&lt;bgcolor="#FFFFBB"&gt;In Progress. At least we stopped them from immanetizing the Eschaton.||</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Friends Urging Campus Kindness Platformhttp://daviswiki.org/Friends_Urging_Campus_Kindness_Platform2005-02-19 04:22:11PhilipNeustrom <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Friends Urging Campus Kindness Platform<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 2: </td> <td> Line 2: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- <br> - ''To Wikites: link away, everyone. - ["BrentLaabs"]''</span> </td> <td> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 148: </td> <td> Line 146: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ------<br> + ''2005-02-20 23:23:29'' [[nbsp]] Eric: I tend to want politics to be about ideas, but since you ask about leadership and such, I have been an officer with Students for an Orwellian Society since me and Brent Laabs founded the Davis Chapter. I think we are quite accomplished and I have done an AG t.v. interview for that club, as well as speaking before the senate about my election reform. The election reform was a large group effort which I played a major role in coordinating and setting the agenda for. You can also judge my public speaking from the candidates forum. As a philosophy major and agrumentative hobbyist I have learned a decent level of persuasive speaking and actual reasoning. Feel free to find me tuesday as I will be tabling with Rob at noon on the quad, and you can ask me about any other qualifications. --["RevChad"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Friends Urging Campus Kindness Platformhttp://daviswiki.org/Friends_Urging_Campus_Kindness_Platform2005-02-19 04:14:58PhilipNeustrom <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Friends Urging Campus Kindness Platform<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 31: </td> <td> Line 31: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ [[Thumbnail(old_asucd_sign.jpg)]]<br> + </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 32: </td> <td> Line 34: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- <br> - ||||&lt;tablewidth="100%"&gt;attachment:old_asucd_sign.jpg||||</span> </td> <td> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Friends Urging Campus Kindness Platformhttp://daviswiki.org/Friends_Urging_Campus_Kindness_Platform2005-02-19 03:59:16PhilipNeustrom <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Friends Urging Campus Kindness Platform<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 147: </td> <td> Line 147: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> As for speaking with people who are not candidates but are instead ''representing the slate'', I would like to remind you that those people should not be acting as representives but instead as advisors and contributors of ideas. See ["PhilipNeustrom" my page] for more of my personal opinion of these candidates. I encourage you to speak with the candidates yourself and see that they are qualified, open, and interesting people that will hopefully bring meaningful change to the association.--["PhilipNeustrom"] </td> <td> <span>+</span> As for speaking with people who are not candidates but are instead ''representing the slate'', I would like to remind you that those people should not be acting as representives but instead as advisors and contributors of ideas<span>&nbsp;to candidates (''and I'm sorry if you weren't impressed with their speaking skills'')</span>. See ["PhilipNeustrom" my page] for more of my personal opinion of these candidates. I encourage you to speak with the candidates yourself and see that they are qualified, open, and interesting people that will hopefully bring meaningful change to the association.<span>&nbsp;</span>--["PhilipNeustrom"] </td> </tr> </table> </div> Friends Urging Campus Kindness Platformhttp://daviswiki.org/Friends_Urging_Campus_Kindness_Platform2005-02-19 03:54:44PhilipNeustrom <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Friends Urging Campus Kindness Platform<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 143: </td> <td> Line 143: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> * There's no way<span>&nbsp;in hell</span> you've talked to ["Mohammad Yahya Rouhani"] because he is extremely convincing and passionate in his speaking. </td> <td> <span>+</span> * There's no way you've talked to ["Mohammad Yahya Rouhani"] because he is extremely convincing and passionate in his speaking. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Friends Urging Campus Kindness Platformhttp://daviswiki.org/Friends_Urging_Campus_Kindness_Platform2005-02-19 03:54:26PhilipNeustromreply <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Friends Urging Campus Kindness Platform<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 139: </td> <td> Line 139: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ * ["Rob Roy"]: Manager of Ben &amp; Jerry's for over 5 years, underwriting director of ["KDVS"], and __terrific public speaker__. Have you talked to this guy? He stole the show at the ["ASUCD Elections Forum"]. He has also '''authored''' legislation that was passed by the ["Senate"].<br> + * ["Teresa Kenny"]: '''General Manager''' of ["KDVS"]. That's a lot of work. The general manager does a lot. She managed all of ["KDVS"], and ["KDVS"] is freaking HUGE.<br> + * Pedro you'd already mentioned.<br> + * ["Kristen Birdsall"] has no former 'leadership' positions, you are correct.<br> + * There's no way in hell you've talked to ["Mohammad Yahya Rouhani"] because he is extremely convincing and passionate in his speaking.<br> + * ["Chad Van Schoelandt"] hasn't held any 'leadership' positions. Chad has, however, worked with the ["Senate"] to '''pass important elections reform legislation'''.<br> + * You have not talked to ["Paul Ivanov"] because he is an absolutely terrific public speaker.<br> + <br> + As for speaking with people who are not candidates but are instead ''representing the slate'', I would like to remind you that those people should not be acting as representives but instead as advisors and contributors of ideas. See ["PhilipNeustrom" my page] for more of my personal opinion of these candidates. I encourage you to speak with the candidates yourself and see that they are qualified, open, and interesting people that will hopefully bring meaningful change to the association.--["PhilipNeustrom"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Friends Urging Campus Kindness Platformhttp://daviswiki.org/Friends_Urging_Campus_Kindness_Platform2005-02-19 02:58:30EricWuComment added. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Friends Urging Campus Kindness Platform<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 137: </td> <td> Line 137: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ------<br> + ''2005-02-19 02:58:30'' [[nbsp]] I am concerned about the qualifications of those on your slate. I admit that I have not had much contact with you, but from my experiences I feel that those that I have met are not qualified for such a position. Those that I have met may not have been candidates, but they still represent your slate. The qualifications of other candidates can be questioned, but they still DO possess rudimentary public speaking skills. Those that have represented your slate to me often lacked this. You even lack to mention your qualifications, with only Mr. Leathers and Mr. Hernandez stating experience in a leadership position of a student government within their personal statement. Granted, senate can be dramatically improved, but the changes you aim for must be pushed by strong leaders, which to this day I have not seen. Please prove me wrong. If elected, I do hope your leaders will accomplish their goals and not default on weak premises. --["EricWu"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Friends Urging Campus Kindness Platformhttp://daviswiki.org/Friends_Urging_Campus_Kindness_Platform2005-02-18 17:44:33ChrisJerdonekone more thing <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Friends Urging Campus Kindness Platform<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 71: </td> <td> Line 71: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> * ''Just for comparison, UC Berkeley students elect 20 Senators at once. They've got 36,000 students with average voter turnout around 8,000-9,000. With a threshold of 5%, this comes out to around 400 votes needed to win. Also, since ASUCD has staggered elections, the threshold for representation gets inflated twice as much. By the way, an effort is underway this week (signature-gathering phase) at UCLA to move them to a 20-member student Senate elected by choice voting. (Don't mean to intrude on your platform -- you can move this if you want. --CJ)'' </td> <td> <span>+</span> * ''Just for comparison, UC Berkeley students elect 20 Senators at once. They've got 36,000 students with average voter turnout around 8,000-9,000. With a threshold of 5%, this comes out to around 400 votes needed to win. <span>In a recent election, about 100 candidates ran from 15 registered parties. </span>Also,<span>&nbsp;note that</span> since ASUCD has staggered elections, the threshold for representation gets inflated twice as much. By the way, an effort is underway this week (signature-gathering phase) at UCLA to move them to a 20-member student Senate elected by choice voting. (Don't mean to intrude on your platform -- you can move this if you want. --CJ)'' </td> </tr> </table> </div> Friends Urging Campus Kindness Platformhttp://daviswiki.org/Friends_Urging_Campus_Kindness_Platform2005-02-18 17:38:16ChrisJerdonekuc berkeley/ucla info <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Friends Urging Campus Kindness Platform<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 71: </td> <td> Line 71: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ * ''Just for comparison, UC Berkeley students elect 20 Senators at once. They've got 36,000 students with average voter turnout around 8,000-9,000. With a threshold of 5%, this comes out to around 400 votes needed to win. Also, since ASUCD has staggered elections, the threshold for representation gets inflated twice as much. By the way, an effort is underway this week (signature-gathering phase) at UCLA to move them to a 20-member student Senate elected by choice voting. (Don't mean to intrude on your platform -- you can move this if you want. --CJ)''<br> + </span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Friends Urging Campus Kindness Platformhttp://daviswiki.org/Friends_Urging_Campus_Kindness_Platform2005-02-18 16:30:41PhilipNeustromJon's comment got accidentially murdered: restored <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Friends Urging Campus Kindness Platform<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 134: </td> <td> Line 134: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ''2005-02-18 16:22:26'' [[nbsp]] In regard to having 18 Senators elected, I think you have made the right decision in tabling that for the time being. The more feasible plan would be 13 or 15 but one should look at what it would take to get elected as the number of votes might be too low. --["JonathonLeathers"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Friends Urging Campus Kindness Platformhttp://daviswiki.org/Friends_Urging_Campus_Kindness_Platform2005-02-18 16:25:13RobRoyi messed that up <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Friends Urging Campus Kindness Platform<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 99: </td> <td> Line 99: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- </span> Book Prices:: It would be nice to take advantage of the free market when it comes to purchasing books for our classes. Currently, most students do not know what books are required for a particular class until the first day of lecture. Usually, there are assignments or readings required relatively soon after that day. This usually leaves just enough time to go to the ["Campus" campus] bookstore to purchase the book at its (relatively high) price. In order to allow students to shop around for the best price from competing vendors, a hallmark of our free market society, we propose that the student government compile a list of all required texts for all possible classes for each quarter and publish them on a central web site, including ISBN numbers, before the start of the quarter to allow all students enough time to look around for the best price. This would increase competition among all vendors and ultimatly lead to lower prices for the students. </td> <td> <span>+</span> Book Prices:: It would be nice to take advantage of the free market when it comes to purchasing books for our classes. Currently, most students do not know what books are required for a particular class until the first day of lecture. Usually, there are assignments or readings required relatively soon after that day. This usually leaves just enough time to go to the ["Campus" campus] bookstore to purchase the book at its (relatively high) price. In order to allow students to shop around for the best price from competing vendors, a hallmark of our free market society, we propose that the student government compile a list of all required texts for all possible classes for each quarter and publish them on a central web site, including ISBN numbers, before the start of the quarter to allow all students enough time to look around for the best price. This would increase competition among all vendors and ultimatly lead to lower prices for the students. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 101: </td> <td> Line 101: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Potential issue: reclaim the 5th <span>f</span>loor:: Still researching this one. </td> <td> <span>+</span> Potential issue: reclaim the <span>MU </span>5th <span>F</span>loor:: Still researching this one. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 134: </td> <td> Line 134: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- ''2005-02-18 16:22:26'' [[nbsp]] In regard to having 18 Senators elected, I think you have made the right decision in tabling that for the time being. The more feasible plan would be 13 or 15 but one should look at what it would take to get elected as the number of votes might be too low. --["JonathonLeathers"]</span> </td> <td> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Friends Urging Campus Kindness Platformhttp://daviswiki.org/Friends_Urging_Campus_Kindness_Platform2005-02-18 16:22:26JonathonLeathersComment added. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Friends Urging Campus Kindness Platform<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 133: </td> <td> Line 133: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ------<br> + ''2005-02-18 16:22:26'' [[nbsp]] In regard to having 18 Senators elected, I think you have made the right decision in tabling that for the time being. The more feasible plan would be 13 or 15 but one should look at what it would take to get elected as the number of votes might be too low. --["JonathonLeathers"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Friends Urging Campus Kindness Platformhttp://daviswiki.org/Friends_Urging_Campus_Kindness_Platform2005-02-18 16:16:28RobRoyadded comment about 18 senators <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Friends Urging Campus Kindness Platform<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 69: </td> <td> Line 69: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- Protect Freedom of Speech:: We believe the Freedom of Speech is the foundation of a free society, and that this right to expression must include Freedom of Emotional Speech as well. However, some emotionally charged words have been censored at ["UC Davis" UCD] and in the ["Senate"], most notably by ["Paloma Perez"]. That is not like ["Friends Urging Campus Kindness"] at all. We believe that Freedom of all speech must be protected at ["Senate"] meetings, election forums, campaigns, and Write Club events. Far too many have been censored so far, to the detriment of us all.</span> </td> <td> <span>+ * ''There has been much talk amongst the slate on this issue and we have decided that due to low voter turnout this would not be a feasible plan. If voter turnout was drastically increased then it may be suggested to have 15 senators. But we will talk about that when that is the case. As of now we realize that if there were 9 slots open every election then it would be too easy to get on the senate. But we do recognize that ["Choice Voting"] represents most students when the senate is large enough and voter turnout is high enough.'' - ["RobRoy"]</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 71: </td> <td> Line 71: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- Stop Moving/Threatening to Move the Project Compost office, for Christ's Sake:: Not much more needs to be said, except that the ["Project Compost"] office clearly belongs where it is, underground.</span> </td> <td> <span>+ Protect Freedom of Speech:: We believe the Freedom of Speech is the foundation of a free society, and that this right to expression must include Freedom of Emotional Speech as well. However, some emotionally charged words have been censored at ["UC Davis" UCD] and in the ["Senate"], most notably by ["Paloma Perez"]. That is not like ["Friends Urging Campus Kindness"] at all. We believe that Freedom of all speech must be protected at ["Senate"] meetings, election forums, campaigns, and Write Club events. Far too many have been censored so far, to the detriment of us all.<br> + <br> + Stop Moving/Threatening to Move the Project Compost office, for Christ's Sake:: Not much more needs to be said, except that the ["Project Compost"] office clearly belongs where it is, underground.</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Friends Urging Campus Kindness Platformhttp://daviswiki.org/Friends_Urging_Campus_Kindness_Platform2005-02-18 12:49:45AmeliaCarlsonaccomodate -> accommodate <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Friends Urging Campus Kindness Platform<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 77: </td> <td> Line 77: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Sanitary Seat Covers in Restrooms:: For some reason, there are no seat covers in ["Shields Library" Shields Library], one of the ["Campus" campus's] dirtiest ["Cleanest Bathrooms" bathrooms] and most highly trafficked buildings. They say that they don't have the budget for seat covers, but there are seat covers in ["Mrak Hall"]. We will lobby the ["UC Davis" University] administration to put seat covers everywhere, as it is such a simple sanitary device that all people should have access to them when they need them. If the administration is unwilling or unable to accomodate the sanitary needs of the students, staff, and faculty that frequent ["Shields Library" Shields Library], we will take it upon ourselves to create a bill to purchase the seat covers and pay for the installation. </td> <td> <span>+</span> Sanitary Seat Covers in Restrooms:: For some reason, there are no seat covers in ["Shields Library" Shields Library], one of the ["Campus" campus's] dirtiest ["Cleanest Bathrooms" bathrooms] and most highly trafficked buildings. They say that they don't have the budget for seat covers, but there are seat covers in ["Mrak Hall"]. We will lobby the ["UC Davis" University] administration to put seat covers everywhere, as it is such a simple sanitary device that all people should have access to them when they need them. If the administration is unwilling or unable to accom<span>m</span>odate the sanitary needs of the students, staff, and faculty that frequent ["Shields Library" Shields Library], we will take it upon ourselves to create a bill to purchase the seat covers and pay for the installation. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Friends Urging Campus Kindness Platformhttp://daviswiki.org/Friends_Urging_Campus_Kindness_Platform2005-02-11 23:44:21RevChadComment added. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Friends Urging Campus Kindness Platform<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 129: </td> <td> Line 129: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> ''2005-02-11 23:42:59'' [[nbsp]] Dear Janine: The printer would be easy, as anyone with a small printer and a laptop could just pring them, or other printing arangements can be made as long as it is made clear to the public who to talk to even if we use one of the many printers on the 3rd floor. We talked to the unitrans director about extended night service. He already planned to extend at least one line an hour and seemed very accepting of extending others if funding is given. Staplers we are having a small problem with as the people in charge of the ComLabs are avoiding us. We hope they will do this less as senators. Toilet seat covers we haven't looked into yet in our very limited time. Thank you for your feed back. --["RevChad"] </td> <td> <span>+</span> ''2005-02-11 23:42:59'' [[nbsp]] Dear Janine: The printer would be easy, as anyone with a small printer and a laptop could just pring them, or other printing arangements can be made as long as it is made clear to the public who to talk to even if we use one of the many printers on the 3rd floor. We talked to the unitrans director about extended night service. He already planned to extend at least one line an hour and seemed very accepting of extending others if funding is given. Staplers we are having a small problem with as the people in charge of the ComLabs are avoiding us. We hope they will do this less as senators. Toilet seat covers we haven't looked into yet in our very limited time. Thank you for your feed back. --["RevChad"]<span>------<br> + ''2005-02-11 23:44:21'' [[nbsp]] PS: Let us know how you would like us to help with the 1st floor senate office. --["RevChad"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Friends Urging Campus Kindness Platformhttp://daviswiki.org/Friends_Urging_Campus_Kindness_Platform2005-02-11 23:42:59RevChadComment added. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Friends Urging Campus Kindness Platform<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 128: </td> <td> Line 128: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> ''2005-02-11 23:27:47'' [[nbsp]] Hey all, I was just wondering what kind of exact plans you have for implementing some of this stuff, like getting a printer in senate meetings, and getting more unitrans buses at night. Who have you talked to in terms of getting staplers in labs and getting back toilet seat covers in bathrooms because these types of things deal a lot with adminstration and univeristy laws etc. Just hinting if you havent already to talk to all these people, places, units, etc that you want to improve etc before hand so you know the feasibility of the issues. I love the ideas and would love to see a lot of this happen, but there is a lot of redtape and talking you have to go through and if you want you can start working on it all now. --["JanineFiel"] </td> <td> <span>+</span> ''2005-02-11 23:27:47'' [[nbsp]] Hey all, I was just wondering what kind of exact plans you have for implementing some of this stuff, like getting a printer in senate meetings, and getting more unitrans buses at night. Who have you talked to in terms of getting staplers in labs and getting back toilet seat covers in bathrooms because these types of things deal a lot with adminstration and univeristy laws etc. Just hinting if you havent already to talk to all these people, places, units, etc that you want to improve etc before hand so you know the feasibility of the issues. I love the ideas and would love to see a lot of this happen, but there is a lot of redtape and talking you have to go through and if you want you can start working on it all now. --["JanineFiel"]<span>------<br> + ''2005-02-11 23:42:59'' [[nbsp]] Dear Janine: The printer would be easy, as anyone with a small printer and a laptop could just pring them, or other printing arangements can be made as long as it is made clear to the public who to talk to even if we use one of the many printers on the 3rd floor. We talked to the unitrans director about extended night service. He already planned to extend at least one line an hour and seemed very accepting of extending others if funding is given. Staplers we are having a small problem with as the people in charge of the ComLabs are avoiding us. We hope they will do this less as senators. Toilet seat covers we haven't looked into yet in our very limited time. Thank you for your feed back. --["RevChad"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Friends Urging Campus Kindness Platformhttp://daviswiki.org/Friends_Urging_Campus_Kindness_Platform2005-02-11 23:27:47JanineFielComment added. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Friends Urging Campus Kindness Platform<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 127: </td> <td> Line 127: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- ''2005-02-11 23:18:18'' [[nbsp]] Hey all, I have been looking into the office on the first floor idea. They just closed it because no one was going in it so they thought it was a waste of money, but I think it would be totally different if senators were in the office. Lets work together on it. :) --["JanineFiel"]</span> </td> <td> <span>+ ''2005-02-11 23:18:18'' [[nbsp]] Hey all, I have been looking into the office on the first floor idea. They just closed it because no one was going in it so they thought it was a waste of money, but I think it would be totally different if senators were in the office. Lets work together on it. :) --["JanineFiel"]------<br> + ''2005-02-11 23:27:47'' [[nbsp]] Hey all, I was just wondering what kind of exact plans you have for implementing some of this stuff, like getting a printer in senate meetings, and getting more unitrans buses at night. Who have you talked to in terms of getting staplers in labs and getting back toilet seat covers in bathrooms because these types of things deal a lot with adminstration and univeristy laws etc. Just hinting if you havent already to talk to all these people, places, units, etc that you want to improve etc before hand so you know the feasibility of the issues. I love the ideas and would love to see a lot of this happen, but there is a lot of redtape and talking you have to go through and if you want you can start working on it all now. --["JanineFiel"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Friends Urging Campus Kindness Platformhttp://daviswiki.org/Friends_Urging_Campus_Kindness_Platform2005-02-11 23:18:18JanineFielComment added. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Friends Urging Campus Kindness Platform<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 126: </td> <td> Line 126: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> ''2005-02-11 23:08:34'' [[nbsp]] Dear Eugenia: When we say "right to party" we do not meab "right to disturb those around you." This is one reason why we request that the city be more business friendly and allow a private club to open and get partyers out of the residential areas. We also want to bring music to campus, so it doesn't have to be at Rob Roy's house. --["RevChad"] </td> <td> <span>+</span> ''2005-02-11 23:08:34'' [[nbsp]] Dear Eugenia: When we say "right to party" we do not meab "right to disturb those around you." This is one reason why we request that the city be more business friendly and allow a private club to open and get partyers out of the residential areas. We also want to bring music to campus, so it doesn't have to be at Rob Roy's house. --["RevChad"]<span>------<br> + ''2005-02-11 23:18:18'' [[nbsp]] Hey all, I have been looking into the office on the first floor idea. They just closed it because no one was going in it so they thought it was a waste of money, but I think it would be totally different if senators were in the office. Lets work together on it. :) --["JanineFiel"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Friends Urging Campus Kindness Platformhttp://daviswiki.org/Friends_Urging_Campus_Kindness_Platform2005-02-11 23:08:34RevChadComment added. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Friends Urging Campus Kindness Platform<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 125: </td> <td> Line 125: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> ''2005-02-10 22:50:01'' [[nbsp]] I don't especially agree/understand with your "right to party" stance. Other people should be considered too! And there is probably no problem with your "right to party" unless you're making so much noise the neighbors are annoyed.. --["EugeniaWong"] </td> <td> <span>+</span> ''2005-02-10 22:50:01'' [[nbsp]] I don't especially agree/understand with your "right to party" stance. Other people should be considered too! And there is probably no problem with your "right to party" unless you're making so much noise the neighbors are annoyed.. --["EugeniaWong"]<span>------<br> + ''2005-02-11 23:08:34'' [[nbsp]] Dear Eugenia: When we say "right to party" we do not meab "right to disturb those around you." This is one reason why we request that the city be more business friendly and allow a private club to open and get partyers out of the residential areas. We also want to bring music to campus, so it doesn't have to be at Rob Roy's house. --["RevChad"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Friends Urging Campus Kindness Platformhttp://daviswiki.org/Friends_Urging_Campus_Kindness_Platform2005-02-10 22:50:01EugeniaWongComment added. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Friends Urging Campus Kindness Platform<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 124: </td> <td> Line 124: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- ''2005-02-04 00:01:02'' [[nbsp]] This is a very elaborate platform. I likes. --["JanineFiel"]</span> </td> <td> <span>+ ''2005-02-04 00:01:02'' [[nbsp]] This is a very elaborate platform. I likes. --["JanineFiel"]------<br> + ''2005-02-10 22:50:01'' [[nbsp]] I don't especially agree/understand with your "right to party" stance. Other people should be considered too! And there is probably no problem with your "right to party" unless you're making so much noise the neighbors are annoyed.. --["EugeniaWong"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Friends Urging Campus Kindness Platformhttp://daviswiki.org/Friends_Urging_Campus_Kindness_Platform2005-02-04 00:01:02JanineFielComment added. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Friends Urging Campus Kindness Platform<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 123: </td> <td> Line 123: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> ''2005-02-03 10:47:52'' [[nbsp]] Hey, FYI, Tipsy Taxi has *two* dispatchers working on Friday and Saturday (there's no need for more than one on Thursdays) what Tipsy Taxi need are more phone lines, I think they only have two now, though it could be one. --["AbbyLawson"] </td> <td> <span>+</span> ''2005-02-03 10:47:52'' [[nbsp]] Hey, FYI, Tipsy Taxi has *two* dispatchers working on Friday and Saturday (there's no need for more than one on Thursdays) what Tipsy Taxi need are more phone lines, I think they only have two now, though it could be one. --["AbbyLawson"]<span>------<br> + ''2005-02-04 00:01:02'' [[nbsp]] This is a very elaborate platform. I likes. --["JanineFiel"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Friends Urging Campus Kindness Platformhttp://daviswiki.org/Friends_Urging_Campus_Kindness_Platform2005-02-03 10:47:52AbbyLawsonComment added. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Friends Urging Campus Kindness Platform<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 122: </td> <td> Line 122: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- ''2005-02-03 10:41:24'' [[nbsp]] i think lisa was refering to the band sudden oak death --["RobRoy"]</span> </td> <td> <span>+ ''2005-02-03 10:41:24'' [[nbsp]] i think lisa was refering to the band sudden oak death --["RobRoy"]------<br> + ''2005-02-03 10:47:52'' [[nbsp]] Hey, FYI, Tipsy Taxi has *two* dispatchers working on Friday and Saturday (there's no need for more than one on Thursdays) what Tipsy Taxi need are more phone lines, I think they only have two now, though it could be one. --["AbbyLawson"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Friends Urging Campus Kindness Platformhttp://daviswiki.org/Friends_Urging_Campus_Kindness_Platform2005-02-03 10:41:24RobRoyComment added. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Friends Urging Campus Kindness Platform<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 121: </td> <td> Line 121: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> ''2005-02-03 08:13:05'' [[nbsp]] Last I heard, the Valley Oak was not one of the species effected by Sudden Oak Death Syndrome. My main point was that we should be planting native species. This is a small issue though. --["JackHaskel"] </td> <td> <span>+</span> ''2005-02-03 08:13:05'' [[nbsp]] Last I heard, the Valley Oak was not one of the species effected by Sudden Oak Death Syndrome. My main point was that we should be planting native species. This is a small issue though. --["JackHaskel"]<span>------<br> + ''2005-02-03 10:41:24'' [[nbsp]] i think lisa was refering to the band sudden oak death --["RobRoy"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Friends Urging Campus Kindness Platformhttp://daviswiki.org/Friends_Urging_Campus_Kindness_Platform2005-02-03 08:13:05JackHaskelComment added. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Friends Urging Campus Kindness Platform<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 120: </td> <td> Line 120: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- ''2005-02-03 02:50:10'' [[nbsp]] but what about sudden oak death??? --["LisaDavis"]</span> </td> <td> <span>+ ''2005-02-03 02:50:10'' [[nbsp]] but what about sudden oak death??? --["LisaDavis"]------<br> + ''2005-02-03 08:13:05'' [[nbsp]] Last I heard, the Valley Oak was not one of the species effected by Sudden Oak Death Syndrome. My main point was that we should be planting native species. This is a small issue though. --["JackHaskel"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Friends Urging Campus Kindness Platformhttp://daviswiki.org/Friends_Urging_Campus_Kindness_Platform2005-02-03 02:50:10LisaDavisComment added. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Friends Urging Campus Kindness Platform<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 119: </td> <td> Line 119: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ------<br> + ''2005-02-03 02:50:10'' [[nbsp]] but what about sudden oak death??? --["LisaDavis"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Friends Urging Campus Kindness Platformhttp://daviswiki.org/Friends_Urging_Campus_Kindness_Platform2005-02-02 14:14:55JackHaskeledited out my putah creek clarification <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Friends Urging Campus Kindness Platform<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 114: </td> <td> Line 114: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- ''2005-01-27 22:19:42'' [[nbsp]] You seem confused as to what Putah Creek actually is. I am working on fixing the wiki information. The waterway in the Arboretum is no longer Putah Creek. Putah Creek is the river that runs south of campus. The section near campus is actively managed for environmental quality. There are lots of non-profits and organisations working to better the creek. Improving the Arboretum is a different issue. On a somewhat related note, we should be planting Valley Oaks, not redwoods. --["JackHaskel"]</span> </td> <td> <span>+ ''2005-01-27 22:19:42'' [[nbsp]] We should be planting Valley Oaks, not redwoods. --["JackHaskel"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Friends Urging Campus Kindness Platformhttp://daviswiki.org/Friends_Urging_Campus_Kindness_Platform2005-02-02 14:06:33RishiTrivediComment added. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Friends Urging Campus Kindness Platform<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 117: </td> <td> Line 117: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ------<br> + ''2005-02-02 14:06:33'' [[nbsp]] I love the idea of Senate meetings in the CoHo. --["RishiTrivedi"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Friends Urging Campus Kindness Platformhttp://daviswiki.org/Friends_Urging_Campus_Kindness_Platform2005-01-28 19:19:49SharonZimmermanfix link <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Friends Urging Campus Kindness Platform<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 31: </td> <td> Line 31: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Stopping Wasteful Spending:: During the last year at ["Senate"], some very odd projects got approved. The foremost of these lapses in senatorial judgment was the purchase of a fire truck for ["Aggie Pack"]. We would not oppose the truck if it was intended to put out fires, but this truck is intended to rain down tube socks on the heads of Aggie fans. Tube socks, for God's sake! Even worse, the truck isn't even working yet! Recently, the ["Senate"] passed a bill to allocate $80 to purchase a big sign saying "ASUCD Senator Office Hours" for having office hours on the quad. The problem: they already had such a sign, which was in perfectly usable condition but hasn't been used in years. The bill was passed unanimously with the old sign in the room, so ["RevChad"] and ["RobRoy"] permanently borrowed without permission the old [<span>http://photobucket.com/albums/v624/presidium/personnel/Davis/</span>ASUCD<span>/?action=view&amp;current=rroy02</span>.<span>jpg sign] with plans to protest this wasteful spending by using only the old sign should they win senate seats. ["ASUCD"] should focus projects that benefit students, not special interests and absurd redundancy.</span> </td> <td> <span>+</span> Stopping Wasteful Spending:: During the last year at ["Senate"], some very odd projects got approved. The foremost of these lapses in senatorial judgment was the purchase of a fire truck for ["Aggie Pack"]. We would not oppose the truck if it was intended to put out fires, but this truck is intended to rain down tube socks on the heads of Aggie fans. Tube socks, for God's sake! Even worse, the truck isn't even working yet! Recently, the ["Senate"] passed a bill to allocate $80 to purchase a big sign saying "ASUCD Senator Office Hours" for having office hours on the quad. The problem: they already had such a sign, which was in perfectly usable condition but hasn't been used in years. The bill was passed unanimously with the old sign in the room, so ["RevChad"] and ["RobRoy"] permanently borrowed without permission the old <span>sign with plans to protest this wasteful spending by using only the old sign should they win senate seats. </span>[<span>"</span>ASUCD<span>"] should focus projects that benefit students, not special interests and absurd redundancy</span>. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 91: </td> <td> Line 91: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> More Unitrans or Tipsy Taxi Runs:: We've all been there. You need a ride on ["Unitrans"] or ["Tipsy Taxi"], and it's nowhere to be found. ["Unitrans"] runs stop at midnight, and ["Tipsy Taxi"] has only one dispatcher to handle the demand. However, this is the time when most people will be too drunk to drive home. We think that there should be increased service at this time to prevent drunk driving and offer more alternative tranportation. ["Friends Urging Campus Kindness"] will investigate this, and see which program would be most effective in transporting people from a party to their homes. This might require something like a $1 fee for ["Unitrans"] on late runs, but it would be worth it in terms of the safety and kindness you would bring to the campus. Also, we will investigate Sunday ["Unitrans"] runs (probably (P/Q lines) <span>–</span> not everyone in Band-uhtrans! could possibly party every weekend. </td> <td> <span>+</span> More Unitrans or Tipsy Taxi Runs:: We've all been there. You need a ride on ["Unitrans"] or ["Tipsy Taxi"], and it's nowhere to be found. ["Unitrans"] runs stop at midnight, and ["Tipsy Taxi"] has only one dispatcher to handle the demand. However, this is the time when most people will be too drunk to drive home. We think that there should be increased service at this time to prevent drunk driving and offer more alternative tranportation. ["Friends Urging Campus Kindness"] will investigate this, and see which program would be most effective in transporting people from a party to their homes. This might require something like a $1 fee for ["Unitrans"] on late runs, but it would be worth it in terms of the safety and kindness you would bring to the campus. Also, we will investigate Sunday ["Unitrans"] runs (probably (P/Q lines) <span>&amp;#8211;</span> not everyone in Band-uhtrans! could possibly party every weekend. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Friends Urging Campus Kindness Platformhttp://daviswiki.org/Friends_Urging_Campus_Kindness_Platform2005-01-28 18:53:51PaulAmnuaypayoatadded pic of old asucd office hours sign <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Friends Urging Campus Kindness Platform<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 32: </td> <td> Line 32: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ <br> + ||||&lt;tablewidth="100%"&gt;attachment:old_asucd_sign.jpg||||</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Friends Urging Campus Kindness Platformhttp://daviswiki.org/Friends_Urging_Campus_Kindness_Platform2005-01-28 18:43:03PaulAmnuaypayoatUpload of image <a href="http://daviswiki.org/Friends_Urging_Campus_Kindness_Platform?action=Files&do=view&target=old_asucd_sign.jpg">old_asucd_sign.jpg</a>.Friends Urging Campus Kindness Platformhttp://daviswiki.org/Friends_Urging_Campus_Kindness_Platform2005-01-28 16:22:31RevChad <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Friends Urging Campus Kindness Platform<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 31: </td> <td> Line 31: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Stopping Wasteful Spending:: During the last year at ["Senate"], some very odd projects got approved. The foremost of these lapses in senatorial judgment was the purchase of a fire truck for ["Aggie Pack"]. We would not oppose the truck if it was intended to put out fires, but this truck is intended to rain down tube socks on the heads of Aggie fans. Tube socks, for God's sake! Even worse, the truck isn't even working yet! Recently, the ["Senate"] passed a bill to allocate $80 to purchase a big sign saying "ASUCD Senator Office Hours" for having office hours on the quad. The problem: they already had such a sign, which was in perfectly usable condition but hasn't been used in years. The bill was passed unanimously with the old sign in the room, so ["RevChad"] and ["RobRoy"] permanently borrowed without permission the old <span>sign with plans to protest this wasteful spending by using only the old sign should they win senate seats</span>.<span>&nbsp;["</span>ASUCD<span>"</span>] should focus projects that benefit students, not special interests and absurd redundancy. </td> <td> <span>+</span> Stopping Wasteful Spending:: During the last year at ["Senate"], some very odd projects got approved. The foremost of these lapses in senatorial judgment was the purchase of a fire truck for ["Aggie Pack"]. We would not oppose the truck if it was intended to put out fires, but this truck is intended to rain down tube socks on the heads of Aggie fans. Tube socks, for God's sake! Even worse, the truck isn't even working yet! Recently, the ["Senate"] passed a bill to allocate $80 to purchase a big sign saying "ASUCD Senator Office Hours" for having office hours on the quad. The problem: they already had such a sign, which was in perfectly usable condition but hasn't been used in years. The bill was passed unanimously with the old sign in the room, so ["RevChad"] and ["RobRoy"] permanently borrowed without permission the old <span>[http://photobucket</span>.<span>com/albums/v624/presidium/personnel/Davis/</span>ASUCD<span>/?action=view&amp;current=rroy02.jpg sign</span>] <span>with plans to protest this wasteful spending by using only the old sign should they win senate seats. ["ASUCD"] </span>should focus projects that benefit students, not special interests and absurd redundancy. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Friends Urging Campus Kindness Platformhttp://daviswiki.org/Friends_Urging_Campus_Kindness_Platform2005-01-28 16:05:21RevChadComment added. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Friends Urging Campus Kindness Platform<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 113: </td> <td> Line 113: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ------<br> + ''2005-01-28 16:05:21'' [[nbsp]] I agree about the oaks. Native plants should be given preference over non-native generally, and the main focus should be on minimizing upkeep costs such as watering. --["RevChad"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Friends Urging Campus Kindness Platformhttp://daviswiki.org/Friends_Urging_Campus_Kindness_Platform2005-01-28 02:22:38PhilipNeustromlinked countback <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Friends Urging Campus Kindness Platform<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 59: </td> <td> Line 59: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Reduced Power for the Executive:: Over his term, ["ASUCD President"] ["Kalen Gallagher"] has had free rein over all of ["ASUCD"]. He vetoed legislation which would have kept your fees from increasing in the future. The ["ASUCD Court" Judicial Branch] cannot author legislation because of ["Kalen Gallagher" Kalen's] veto, but the ["ASUCD President" Executive] can write as much legislation as they want. The office of the ["ASUCD President" President] has a $20,000 slush fund, to do with as he wants. Many of the autocrats in ["ASUCD"] have been removed, such as "Queen" ["Vicki Swett" Victoria Swett] and "["Black Caesar"]" Tiqula Bledsoe. Clearly, there needs to be more oversight of the ["ASUCD President" President] in the future. The Countback Amendment, discussed below, is one important way to accomplish this. </td> <td> <span>+</span> Reduced Power for the Executive:: Over his term, ["ASUCD President"] ["Kalen Gallagher"] has had free rein over all of ["ASUCD"]. He vetoed legislation which would have kept your fees from increasing in the future. The ["ASUCD Court" Judicial Branch] cannot author legislation because of ["Kalen Gallagher" Kalen's] veto, but the ["ASUCD President" Executive] can write as much legislation as they want. The office of the ["ASUCD President" President] has a $20,000 slush fund, to do with as he wants. Many of the autocrats in ["ASUCD"] have been removed, such as "Queen" ["Vicki Swett" Victoria Swett] and "["Black Caesar"]" Tiqula Bledsoe. Clearly, there needs to be more oversight of the ["ASUCD President" President] in the future. The <span>["</span>Countback<span>"]</span> Amendment, discussed below, is one important way to accomplish this. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 61: </td> <td> Line 61: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> The Countback Amendment:: ["Choice Voting" Choice voting] is a brilliant system, because it allows you to determine a lot about voter preferences. When a senator resigns, the next person who would have been elected fills the empty seat, if the Countback Amendment to the ["ASUCD"] Constitution is adopted. As ["Kalen Gallagher"] has filled 4 of the 12 ["Senate"] seats due to resignations, power has shifted to the ["ASUCD President" President] and away from the people. This amendment by the ["Davis College Green Party"] would change this; it has our full support. In addition, we will continue our pursuit of elections reform, if need arises. </td> <td> <span>+</span> The Countback Amendment:: ["Choice Voting" Choice voting] is a brilliant system, because it allows you to determine a lot about voter preferences. When a senator resigns, the next person who would have been elected fills the empty seat, if the <span>["</span>Countback<span>"]</span> Amendment to the ["ASUCD"] Constitution is adopted. As ["Kalen Gallagher"] has filled 4 of the 12 ["Senate"] seats due to resignations, power has shifted to the ["ASUCD President" President] and away from the people. This amendment by the ["Davis College Green Party"] would change this; it has our full support. In addition, we will continue our pursuit of elections reform, if need arises. </td> </tr> </table> </div>