Call to Order
The Council was called to order at 5:05 p.m., by the INTERNAL VICE PRESIDENT, Chris Wendle.
Andrew “Jake” Elwood
Daniel Gradias (proxy)
Michael Hewitt Jr.
Abigail "Abby" Cordova
Barbara De la Torre
Chloe Stryker (proxy)
Jose "Alex" Marroquin
Thomas "Sammy" Maramba-Ferrell
Stanley Tzankov (proxy)
Casey Capachi recognized at 5:18pm
Jason Lopez recognized at 5:30pm
Veronica Smith recognized at 5:48pm
Acceptance of Excused Absences
MOTION made by Josue Aparicio, SECONDED by Alex Marroquin to excuse Stanley Tzankov, and
Casey Capachi until 5:30pm. MOTION CARRIED BY CONSENT .
MOTION made by Josue Aparicio, SECONDED by Jake Elwood to excuse Daniel Gradias. MOTION
CARRIED BY CONSENT .
MOTION made by Josue Aparicio, SECONDED by Joel Mandujano to excuse Chloe Stryker. MOTION
CARRIED BY CONSENT .
Acceptance of Proxies
MOTION made by Joel Mandujano, SECONDED by Abigail Cordova to accept Stanley Tzankov's proxy,
Alma. MOTION CARRIED BY CONSENT .
MOTION made by Alexandra Onodera, SECONDED by Joel Mandujano to accept Daniel Gradias' proxy,
Edward Munya. MOTION CARRIED BY CONSENT .
MOTION made by Josue Aparicio, SECONDED by Joel Mandujano to accept Chloe Stryker's proxy, Jaret.
MOTION CARRIED BY CONSENT .
Quentin Gee, EAB Treasurer: We've come to discuss the proposed changes to EAB's bylaws, and we're
passing out our statement here. The following is Public Comments on EAB's Proposal to amend its bylaws,
which I will read.
EAB intends to take on environmental justice and specifically, environmental racism, as they are some of
the most prominent issues on EAB's agenda. EAB's Core Officers have unanimously decided to take on
such issues in an effort to bring about public awareness, unanimously decided to take on such issues in an
effort to bring about public awareness, collaboration, and potential institutional change. Furthermore, EAB
wishes to make these a part of the operating structure of the organization for future generations of
environmental engagement from Associated Students. While we do not believe that concern from AS
Legislative Council is irresponsible, we do believe that a lack of common knowledge about such issues is a
testament to the need for public outreach on the UCSB campus.
What are Environmental Justice and Environmental Racism? Here are some basic definitions from
Environmental Justice refers to the inequitable environmental burdens born by groups such as racial
minorities, women, residents of economically disadvantaged areas, or residents of developing nations.
Environmental Racism refers to intentional or unintentional racial discrimination in the enforcement of
environmental rules and regulations, the intentional or unintentional targeting of minority communalities
for the sitting of polluting industries, or the exclusion of minority groups from public and private boards,
commissions, and regulatory bodies.
UCSB has had scholarly presentations, discussion forums, and other events relating to these issues. Here is
one recent example: In February of 2009, Dr. Robert Bullard came to UCSB to discuss environmental
justice and its relation to race.
This is only one example of something that inspired us enough to include this in our new bylaws. The
Chancellor has also addressed these issues, and if he's decided this is an important enough issue, then we'll
address it too.
Pratish Patel, Finance Board Chair: We're here to answer any questions regarding the restructuring of
FB. Also, we discussed in our last meeting the discrepancy in funding standards between AS entities and
student organizations, since AS entities have a higher priority over student orgs, we'll be bringing up this
Marisela Marquez, AS Executive Director: I would ask Chris Wendle to define the difference between
announcements and public forum.
Chris Wendle, UCSB AS Internal Vice President: Yes, announcements are generally for any events that
will be coming up that you want us, Legislative Council, to know about, and public forum is for discussion
on bills and opinions on issues.
Monique Sonoquie, American Indian Student Association: : We've planned for November an
indigenous symposium on race and hate racism, which will be on November 12-13 in the SRB. We'll be
bringing in speakers to talk about education, racism, and all other issues that affect Native Americans.
There's never been a Native American symposium on this campus, this event will be focused on indigenous
Celina Ayala, UCSB AS External Vice President: Having an event next week from 2:30pm to midnight,
for HEIST, Higher Education Involving Student Triumph.
Josue Aparicio: There's a soccer game tonight against Cal Poly at 7pm, I'm just saying, shoot to end the
meeting at seven.
Chris Wendle, UCSB AS Internal Vice President: Let me remind everyone that you have the power to
call a recess, I'm just letting you know your options, but don't necessarily rush or cheat the system.
Andrew Trindle, Judicial Council Chair: I've just been appointed, we're the Supreme Court of AS, we
deal with any issues or violations of the legal code. Any member of the student body can file a case with us.
I'm still finalizing office hours. If you have any questions, email firstname.lastname@example.org, it bounces to all the
members of Judicial Council, and one of us will answer it. We have a few vacancies, I'll be sending my
nominations to you in a few weeks.
Speaker: I lived in the Black Scholars Hall last year, and I just wanted to report, in regards to the hate
crime legislation that's up for vote tonight, that last year we had a couple of thrown rocks at the Black
Scholars wall windows, and a few years ago the "N" word was written in the girl's bathroom, just wanted to
shed some light on hate crimes, that they do happen.
Speaker: I'm from Student Commission on Racial Equality (SCORE), and I wanted to amend the bill up
for vote today to include that AS actively combats hate crimes, since AS has an obligation to combat both
hate crimes and hate incidents, which don't meet the criteria for a hate crime but are still just as damaging
to the victims as a hate crime, and should be equally introduced in the resolution.
Adam Goldman: Why does AS have an obligation?
Speaker: If you're not part of the solution, you're part of the problem.
Monique Sonoquie, American Indian Student Association: In regards to the hate crime bill, I would ask
to have hate language included in this, since last year when I wrote a letter to the Nexus to apologize for a
phrase that they used which was very offensive, "team scalps Aztecs", not only did they print an article
making fun of my letter, they passed out the letter I had sent, which had my personal information, and I got
some hate language from an UCSB alumni. If you'd like to contact me, my email is
email@example.com, and also through the American Indian Student Association Facebook page.
Andrew Schoe, Investments Advisory Committee Chair: We have a bill to restructure small things in
our group, such as making the titles of positions consistent with our bylaws, basically put into writing all of
our standing policies and adding one more position, Tech officer, to manage everything electronically
related to our group.
A.S. Committee & Ex-Officio Reports
Josue Aparicio: As Constitution and Bylaws chair, last year our minutes weren't really read, so we want to
make sure you read the minutes for this week, so we made a test to see if you know what the password was
this week. The minutes are really important, since we're talking about the legislation that's going on the
Executive Director’s Report:
Marisela Marquez, AS Executive Director: My weekly reports are intended to summarize the work of
our staff. We're looking on redefining a position for Brian O'Donnell, as Finance Board Advisor. For the
bike shop construction, they've run into two issues, that the pool was leaking and that a sewage drain was
installed inappropriately, so they've moved the completion date from September to December. I've talked
with the staff to develop a furlough plan for the furlough plans being imposed by the Regents and the
Chancellor, which will take between 4 and 18 days away from our work, and a pay reduction on scale. You
need to put it on your agenda, to approve this plan. Had summer internships this year, and per legal code,
they have to do a presentation and report that there has been oversight. The University is conducting an
internal audit process for the first time, for all departments and administrative offices, to see if everything
has been done according to policy. We annually pay for our external audits, and they require almost the
same thing. Some of AS staff are taking a voluntary severance agreement with the university, and Caroline
Buford is retiring through this package, which is a huge loss on the historical memory of AS, so if someone
would like to talk with her to capture that vast knowledge that would be a good project.
Alexandra Onodera: Is this furlough going to happen every year?
Marisela Marquez, AS Executive Director: We've been told it's a one year plan.
Alexandra Onodera: Who does the internal audit?
Marisela Marquez, AS Executive Director: There are formal officers of the university that will do it,
including the director of the UC audit department.
Executive Officer Reports
President: Charlie Arreola
Chris Wendle, UCSB AS Internal Vice President: Charlie won't be able to make it, he's in a press
conference right now.
Internal Vice President: Chris Wendle
Chris Wendle, UCSB AS Internal Vice President: We had met with Student Advisory Committee, we
want more student input on the proposed Technology Initiative, since this is a fee that's being imposed on
students, we've continued to talk with the dean to get a presentation to all of you to understand this
initiative. I went to the UCen Governance Board, their numbers are a bit questionable, because they are
non-university funded, but the UC is taxing them, they're doing furloughs, and have seen a decrease in
sales. I'm having meetings about the transportation system for disabled students, I'm meeting up with Risk
Management for the campus, my goal is to have a timeline by the end of the quarter.
External Vice President of Local Affairs: Clay Carlson
Clay Carlson, UCSB AS External Vice President for Local Affairs: Halloween mass mailings are going
out next week, they will be pushing the new AS UCSB Halloween website, which includes info on parking,
the web address is ucsbhalloween.com. We're sending out an email to UCSB and SBCC students, separate
from Student Affairs' email. For Pardall Carnival, my IV liaison has done outreach in Spanish and English.
Human rights week is next week. We're working on the emergency ordinance, which will be up for revote
the first week in November. The social host ordinance is coming back, but since there is no student input,
we're going to try to get most input this time. Halloween town forum is October 20th, 7-9pm in
Return to Public Forum:
Speaker: We've come here to report that the university has decided to take all four minors out of the
Exercise and Sports Study Department, and all of the students in the minor who are not seniors will get cut
out of the program, and all of the half unit classes are going to cut as well. An official letter is going out to
the students that literally the entire department is going out. We would like to get some collaboration with
AS to try and change this, since this will also affect intramurals and Rec Sports. We have a Facebook
group, and we've started an official petition. There are still a lot of things that are unsure, since this move is
pending the Academic Senate vote, some of the half unit classes might be picked up by Leisure Review
activities. The decision was made by the dean of Social Sciences, this is the third time they've tried to get
rid of it but this is the farthest they've ever gotten. All classes will be dissolved before Fall 2010.
External Vice President of Statewide Affairs: Celina Ayala
Celina Ayala, UCSB AS External Vice President for Statewide Affairs: We did a blackout day and sent
200 faxes to Feinstein and Boxy in regards to the Pell Grant, which had strong support in the House. This
weekend I'm attending the Women of Color Conference in Georgia. The UCSA advisor came yesterday,
and spent six hours in the AS office, but not a single Legislative Council member showed up to talk to her.
I'd like to address the bill to cut out the foundation over the voted in UCSA money, since it is a Regental
vote and has been reaffirmed twice, there's more important things out there, so if we could just strike it out
that would be great. I also have created a new resolution in support of the Teach-In, which opposes the
Student Advocate General: Kelsey Fisher
Kelsey Fisher, UCSB AS Student Advocate General: I sit on the College of Letters and Sciences Faculty
Executive Committee, they met on Monday and acknowledged the difficulty of getting classes, the average
class unit load has gone up since the beginning of the year, but there is still a deficit over last year at this
time. EES has come before, since some feel that it didn't meet UC standards since they aren't doing active
research, I did get a copy of the report but Charlie has it right now. We're holding tips and tricks events in
the Residence Halls.
Marisela Marquez, AS Executive Director: Next Wednesday is a furlough day for all AS staff members,
with the exception of staff represented by unions.
Chris Wendle, UCSB AS Internal Vice President: Will you be here on Monday, for the Legislative
Marisela Marquez, AS Executive Director: No.
Group Project Reports
Alexandra Onodera: I'll be starting a business service to print on t-shirts, and would be very interested on
working with ESS.
Adam Goldman: I'm interested in a lot of things, anyone wants to do anything I'm there.
Michael Hewitt Jr.: For anyone interested in the Greek campaign, there's a meeting in the AS office Friday
Joel Mandujano: Interested in working on co-ed housing for transgender and gender nonconforming
students, or a way to modify the meal plan dining commons system.
Chris Wendle, UCSB AS Internal Vice President: Also, email me the title of your projects, so I can
update them on the Legislative Council website, so students can help you with those projects. Also, if you
want another picture of you on the website, email Jake.
Acceptance of Agenda
MOTION made by Josue Aparicio, SECONDED by Alexandra Onodera to add minutes for PB 10/5,
SCORE 10/5, TBTN 10/6, EAB 9/23, 9/28, 10/5, CBL 10/6. MOTION CARRIED BY CONSENT .
MOTION made by Jamie Silverstein, SECONDED by Abigail Cordova to add bill 100709.17, A
Resolution to Support the October 14, 2009 Teach-in. MOTION CARRIED BY CONSENT .
MOTION made by Barbara De la Torre, SECONDED by Fabian Gallardo to add Action Item #1,
allocation for Pardall Carnival tabling. MOTION CARRIED BY CONSENT .
MOTION made by Jamie Silverstein, SECONDED by Chloe Stryker to add Action Item #2, approval of
AS staff furlough plan. MOTION CARRIED BY CONSENT .
MOTION made by Josue Aparicio, SECONDED by Abigail Cordova to accept the agenda as amended.
MOTION CARRIED BY CONSENT .
Acceptance of Minutes
Legislative Council minutes 30 September 2009
Finance Board minutes 5 October 2009
Office of the Student Advocate minutes 3 October 2009
Queer Commission Minutes 1 October 2009
Program Board minutes 5 October 2009
Student Commission On Racial Equality minutes 5 October 2009
Take Back The Night minutes 6 October 2009
Environmental Affairs Board minutes 23 September 2009, 28 September 2009, 5 October 2009
Constitution and By-Laws minutes 6 October 2009
MOTION made by Josue Aparicio, SECONDED by Jasmine Davenport to bundle and approve all minutes.
MOTION CARRIED BY CONSENT .
1. Allocation for Pardall Carnival tabling
Barbara De la Torre: I'm asking for $200 for pumpkins, which is about 200 pumpkins, and $50 for paints
from Legislative Council special projects fund.
MOTION made by Alexandra Onodera, SECONDED by Abigail Cordova to allocate Barbara $250 out of
LC special project fund for Pardall Carnival tabling. OBJECTION TO CONSENT made by Elizabeth
Farrington. MOTION CARRIED BY VOTE (20-0-2) .
2. Approval of AS staff furlough plan
Marisela Marquez, Executive Director: The furlough plan consists of one third of furlough days taken
together with Student Affairs, one third with all the staff together, and one third for individual staff
members to choose when to take.
MOTION made by Jake, SECONDED by Chloe to accept the AS staff furlough plan. MOTION CARRIED
BY CONSENT .
(052709:8) A Resolution to Recognize and Condemn Hate Crimes in Isla Vista
and at UCSB
MOTION made by Elizabeth Farrington, SECONDED by Jasmine Davenport to change under the
"therefore", "recognizes that hate crimes and incidents occur at UCSB". OBJECTION TO CALL TO
QUESTION made by Veronica Smith. CALL TO QUESTION withdrawn by Adam Goldman.
AMENDMENT made by Veronica Smith to change to "recognizes that hate crimes, hate incidents, and
hate speech occur in Isla Vista and at UCSB". Amendment FRIENDLY to Elizabeth Farrington and
Jasmine Davenport. MOTION CARRIED BY CONSENT .
MOTION made by Joel Mandujano, SECONDED by Adam Goldman to change (((((((((((((((("condemns
these hate crimes, hate incidents, and hate speech as unacceptable acts". MOTION CARRIED BY
MOTION made by Adam Goldman, SECONDED by Jasmine Davenport to change under the "therefore",
"at Isla Vista, at UCSB, and in Santa Barbara County". MOTION CARRIED BY CONSENT .
MOTION made by Adam Goldman, SECONDED by Elizabeth Farrington to add at the end of the bill
"Whereas, ((((((( that defines hate speech as a term intended to degrade a person or group of persons based
on actual and perceived race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, political affiliation, sex, sexual
orientation, age, disability, position in a labor dispute, gender, gender identity/expression, or class".
MOTION CARRIED BY CONSENT .
MOTION made by Elizabeth Farrington, SECONDED by Adam Goldman to include in the third
"whereas", "or position in a labor dispute, gender, gender identity/expression, or class". MOTION
CARRIED BY CONSENT .
MOTION made by Jake Elwood, SECONDED by Adam Goldman to approve bill ((((((((((((((( as
amended. MOTION CARRIED BY CONSENT . 7:32pm
(093009:11) A Bill to Restructure Isla Vista Community Relations Committee
MOTION made by Chloe Stryker, SECONDED by Araceli Aceredo to approve bill 093009:11. MOTION
CARRIED BY CONSENT . 7:34pm
(093009:12) A Bill To Modify Section 17 of the A.S. Legal Code dealing with
MOTION made by Alexandra Onodera, SECONDED by Chloe Stryker to change section H5 to "be
responsible for emailing student groups regarding their funding, and informing them of the requisition
process", to change "Noon" to "noon", and add a period "." after "process recommendations". MOTION
CARRIED BY CONSENT .
MOTION made by Jake Elwood, SECONDED by Josue Aparicio to change 11, "be responsible for
reviewing the accuracy of any emails sent by FB". MOTION CARRIED BY CONSENT .
MOTION made by Josue Aparicio, SECONDED by Chloe Stryker to approve bill 093009:12 as amended.
MOTION CARRIED BY CONSENT . 7:38pm
(093009:13) A Bill to Restructure Environmental Affairs Board
Chloe Stryker: The format is really weird, nothing was stricken out that was old, and it wasn't clear what
was new, so much has changed, I propose to table it for another week so we know what's going in the new
MOTION made by Elizabeth Farrington, SECONDED by Adam Goldman to table bill 093009:13 for one
week. MOTION CARRIED BY CONSENT . 7:41pm
(093009:14) A Bill to Reinstate the Student Organization Coordinator
Fabian Gallardo: I changed everything that Constitution and Bylaws suggested.
Chris Wendle, UCSB AS Internal Vice President: I would advise changing the honoraria section.
MOTION made by Chloe Stryker, SECONDED by Josue Aparicio to table bill 093009:14 for one week.
MOTION CARRIED BY CONSENT . 7:43pm
(093009:15) A Bill to Remove UCSA Foundation
Josue Aparicio: I will give some history on this lock-in fee. In Spring 2006 there was a change in
percentage to have the lock-in fee to pass, and after the student initiative came, UCSA $8 referenda passed
with 50.35%, which it wouldn't have passed if they had changed it to 50% of votes to pass. UCSA had put
it on the ballot before, and it hadn't passed. UCSA also didn't provide any explanation about how the
money would be used. The purpose of this committee was to give oversight, to see how this money was
being used, so that we can be part of the process of how this money is being used, but after that we would
just have to approve it. Last year, our concerns weren't being heard, our questions weren't being answered.
In order for UCSA's budget to pass, two thirds of UCs have to approve it, and last year's council voted not
to approve UCSA's budget, and it wasn't by a small amount, with one in favor, 19 opposed, and one
obtaining. Last year's council decided to make this committee to potentially have some say over this
money, to shift it so that it helps UCSB students on campus, but we were asked to wave its going into effect
until Spring quarter this year. This committee hasn't even been tried before. The gist of it is, we fund UCSA
more than a number of campuses put together, their argument is that we're an example for other campuses
to raise their fees, but since this $8 has been in effect, only one campus has raised their fees, and only to
less than $4. Also, UCSA pays money to USSA, but we already pay fees to USSA, so it's like we're paying
them double. They say that this will create a UCSA presence, but they only come once or twice a year.
Celina says her office is going to show us where this money is going, but before she does, this committee
should be tried, and after a quarter of trying it, it can be removed.
MOTION made by Alexandra Onodera, SECONDED by Abigail Cordova to pass bill 093009:15.
AMENDMENT made by Adam Goldman to table bill for one week. Amendment FRIENDLY to Alexandra
Onodera and Abigail Cordova. OBJECTION TO CALL TO QUESTION made by Joel Mandujano. CALL
TO QUESTION not withdrawn by Adam Goldman. VOTE TO VOTE FAILS (13-11). AMENDMENT
made by Joel Mandujano, SECONDED by Abigail Cordova to pass bill 093009:15. OBJECTION TO
CONSENT made by Josue Aparicio. VOTE ON AMENDMENT PASSES (19-2-2). OBJECTION TO
CONSENT made by Josue Aparicio. MOTION CARRIED BY VOTE (17-1-4). 8:30pm
(100709:16) A Bill to Restructure the A.S. Investment Advisory Committee
Josue Aparicio: I don't think the chair should refer to himself as the "president", it's not consistent with
MOTION made by Joel Mandujano, SECONDED by Adam Goldman to table bill 100709:16 for one week.
MOTION CARRIED BY CONSENT . 8:32pm
MOTION made by Josue Aparicio, SECONDED by Abigail Cordova to suspend the orders of the day.
MOTION CARRIED BY CONSENT .
Ally Olney, Committee on Committees Chair: We're doing Academic Senate, BCC's and Advisory
committee positions right now, we are starting to interview for positions, and we're trying to put our
database in order.
MOTION made by Jake Elwood, SECONDED by Alexandra Onodera to reinstate the orders of the day.
MOTION CARRIED BY CONSENT .
100709:17 A Resolution to Support the October 14, 2009 Teach-in
MOTION made by Edward Munya, SECONDED by Adam Goldman to pass bill 100709:17. MOTION
CARRIED BY CONSENT . 8:40pm
Chris Wendle, UCSB AS Internal Vice President: Office hours that you have can overlap, but anyone
doing Finance Board, you need to coordinate your office hours with the chair, since he's trying to schedule
someone every single hour. For office hours for Legislative Council, you don't have to check in, but I'll be
doing random checks to make sure everyone's serving their office hours, and if that doesn't turn out good,
then I'll make you start signing in.
MOTION made by Adam Goldman, SECONDED by Abigail Cordova to end discussion. MOTION
CARRIED BY CONSENT .
Chris Wendle, UCSB AS Internal Vice President: I'm giving a presentation on how to write legislation,
on Sunday at 3pm in the main office. Just a reminder, that all legislation needs to be sent to me by 11am
Tuesday in order to get on the agenda for Wednesday.
MOTION made by Adam Goldman, SECONDED by Jake Elwood to end discussion. MOTION CARRIED
BY CONSENT .
Alex Marroquin: Natalie has two unexcused absences, what's going to happen with her?
Chris Wendle, UCSB AS Internal Vice President: We'll try and contact her, and her removal may be
brought up for discussion next week, but for now she still holds a position on this council.
Alex Marroquin: I was looking at the legal code about diversity training.
Chris Wendle, UCSB AS Internal Vice President: We'll have some sort of training.
Joel Mandujano: CAB is working on GUIDES mentorship program.
Casey Capachi: RHA is having a retreat this weekend, the Bottom Line is thankful for a Legislative
Sammy Maramba-Ferrell: Queer Commission met for the first time, SAC is going over their budget.
Brian Mays: Rally Committee hasn't met yet.
Barbara De la Torre: IVCRC talked about a business that hasn't been notified about Pardall Carnival.
Fabian Gallardo: Student Commission on Racial Equality met, they're attending Students of Color
Conference in UCSD.
Alexandra Onodera: Finance Board met, I'm still waiting to hear back from the chair of COPS for their
Michael Hewitt Jr.: The Chancellor's sustainability committee met, and Finance Board met.
Araceli Aceredo: Student Lobby went over the campaigns they'll be doing this year.
Jake Elwood: Committee on Committees met for the first time, and Constitution and Bylaws met last
night, and we rule.
Josue Aparicio: FB, CoC, CBL met. We've met with intergreek council for the Greek campaign, and
having the AS Greek liaisons filled.
Alex Marroquin: CAB met, RHA met.
Adam Goldman: Nothing to report.
Edward Munya: Nothing to report.
Jasmine Davenport: Women's Commission met, Herstory is coming out next week.
Chloe Stryker: Nothing to report.
Jason Lopez: FB met, CODE meets right now.
Abigail Cordova: Elections hasn't met, I'm contacting them.
Veronica Smith: I can't attend any of my meetings, they conflict with my schedule, I'm looking to switch.
Jamie Silverstein: Program Board met, IAC hasn't met yet.
Elizabeth Farrington: EAB had their first meeting yesterday, I didn't make Coastal Fund because I was
Timothy Benson: IVTU is tabling at Pardall Carnival.
Alma: Nothing to report.
Administrative Assistant’s Report
Jake Elwood: We beat Cal Poly 1-0.
MOTION made by Jake Elwood, SECONDED by Alex Marroquin to adjourn. MOTION CARRIED BY
CONSENT . 9:24pm