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What is the actual name of this office? There are several different names used in the entry... the title, the redundant title, the introduction, later in the text, etc. The website also reads ambiguously:

"ASUCD City and County Affairs Office advocates on behalf of students to local governments. The office also organizes voter registration drives and Housing Day. Housing Day happens in early Winter quarter in Freeborn Hall and features most of the major apartment complexes and property management companies. Students can check out where they might want to live the next year and even sign leases. The Director of City and County Affairs is a voting member of the City of Davis' Student/City Lisaison1 Commission."

2007-11-29 07:36:23   In the ASUCD Budget its just called City/County Affairs. But the usual style is to call it "ASUCD City and County Affairs Office". However, when I was a director of all three external units we called the umbrella office ASUCD Office of External Affairs...putting office first. I think it would be safe and accurate just to call it ASCUD City and County Affairs. —JamesSchwab

2007-11-29 10:40:18   Wow...I didn't realize word order would make that much of a difference. I personally prefer 'office of city and county affairs', it sounds more professional and formal. Also if you think about it in terms of other 'offices' or 'departments, sure you can in casual conversation say 'defense department' or 'homeland security' but their actual formal names are 'department of defense' and 'office of homeland security'. it doesn't quite matter too much but i think 'office of...' sounds better. —StevenLee

2007-11-29 11:05:18   I've tended to stay with "ASUCD City/County Affairs Office" or "City/County Affairs" for short, probably because I used to notice the budget and bylaws more. Mark Champagne told me that it seems like the advocacy units change their names every year, anyway. —BrentLaabs

2007-11-29 12:36:27   It is just a bit jarring and confusing with the mix of names and abbreviations. Perhaps using one for the title and entry itself and then mentioning the variations of name in use (for search and reference), making it clear that they all refer to the same organization. Right now, if you're trying to figure out what it is (say, a freshman looking to get involved), it is a bit confusing as written, especially since there are similarly named but distinct groups such as the Commission. —JabberWokky

2012-06-01 21:14:36   This is a very old talk page. Move to end with no further action unless more discussion continues. —jefftolentino

2012-06-01 21:29:44   Someone should figure out the correct name. —CovertProfessor

2012-06-02 00:49:40   The ASUCD Website uses "ASUCD Office of City and County Affairs". But as a former webmaster for the ASUCD Website, I'd have to say that it is definitely not official. The official name would be that approved in the Admin Plan. Or I guess those things are called Long-Range Plan now. Let's see, from the most recent revision: "City and County Affairs", with no "office". Except in the legislation summary list. But honestly, if no one from ASUCD cares enough to rename the page, it's not worth worrying about — it's just different permutations of the same words. —BrentLaabs

2012-06-02 09:59:01   Perhaps, then, JW's suggestion above is the best. —CovertProfessor


1. It's driving me nuts that I can't fix this misspelling on their webpage