AUC Regent Meeting for September is happening this week! Exciting times! There are going to be huge updates on this year’s state budget for the UC, as well as projections for 2011-2012, changes to the diversity statement, diversity report update, information and updates on the UC Investments Advisory Group, and more! It’s a dense meeting with a lot of information, so come and check us out 2PM on Tuesday, 8AM on Wednesday, and 8AM on Thursday!
2PM – We’re at Grounds and Building Committee – currently in closed session!
2:30PM – County of Santa Barbara public official in public comment talking about the conditional support of the County supervisiors for UCSB’s planned growth. However, the growth would require a more costly social service program, and the county is makign those costs aware to the UC Regents. The City of Goleta is here as well.
2:50PM – The UC Regents just allowed UCOP to take on additional debt service to expand their sustainability improvement program. The cost is approx. 16m (like 15.6m), and the annual return on energy costs is estimated to be 2m/yr. Overall, the net benefit to UC in terms of energy costs is positive.
3PM-4PM – I apologize for not liveblogging everyone, I had to head out with a meeting with UC students who were attending the Regents meeting! I’ll hopefully be able to double back and fill in the gaps if people have items they’re particularly interested in!