Yudof: Putting in any additional comments or recommendations are welcome from the public, staff, faculty, etc.etc. These recommendations will be routed to the appropriate areas, and then possibly implemented. He’s encouraging comments and recommendations from people, the recommendations are now in the hands of the Commission on the Future.
Dean Edley comments – the UC culture usually works from the bottom up…academics, etc.etc. However, budget discipline comes from the top-down..and that’s the culture shift we need to see. We cannot get bogged down in the endless consultation process which typifys the University. We cannot afford to go through the normal consultative process, we need more muscular central system.
Now for the exciting energized part! Public Comment! I’ve heard that the group By Any Means Necessary is dominating the public comment list – it’ll be interesting to say what the messaging is!
Labor Unions are currently presenting
AFSCME: The most important question is how we restore the public taxpayer investment and support in the University. Also, the labor involvement in the Commission has been unduly limited. Large scale, multiyear, grassroots advocacy campaign is necessary – an effective campaign, political campaign.
AFSCME Researcher is now discussing UC spending – they want to direct the revenues of business operations into the the direct educational costs for the UC students. The first recommendation they wanna mention is administrative bloat. 3% of your workforce taking up 6% of budget, they claim. The second recommendation – use of funds frmo some of our other enterprises going to the core operational cost.
AFSCME Researcher has run out of time – Chair Gould has forced him to a stop and change over to the next AFSCME speaker. The next speaker is giving her personal story “do you want to be the kind of Uni that charges students more and cuts services, and hurts workers?”
EVP Brostrum – We’re looking into administrative bloat – we just did a paper on where administrative growth has come from…the big ones have been medical centers and research. Also about hospital revenues – a lot of those revenues are used to serve margainalized communities, and are difficult to move.
BAMN is now speaking about Prop 209 – tey filed a lawsuit against the UC. and are asking the UC to co-sponsor in declaring Prop 209 and affirmative action ban unconstitutional.
Charles Schwartz is calling the reform and governance of the leadership – saying that’s whats needed to develop public support for the UC.
Lisa Chen from Asian Law Caucus is speaking – Saying that undocumented students is also an API issue. She’s speaking in support of undocumented students reciving institutional aid with 20 letters of different students.
UCLA Fights Back is now speaking – saying that the budget crisis is false…
Gaby Kirk (Banana Slug, UCSC) – she doesn’t want people to use the crisis to push through policies
Chair Gould has let three more speakers after time, at the request of Art Pulaski, they’re now speaking…