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Special meeting spotlights budget proposal

A special ASCC Senate meeting was held on Friday, April 24, specifically to address the 2014-2015 budget proposal that would be implemented come Fall semester.

The Senate scathed by meeting the quorum requirement of 18 needed to fully vote and pass agenda items.

Before Commissioner of Budget and Finance Dalia Jimenez could begin her budget proposal breakdown, Dean of Student Services Dr. Gilbert Contreras mentioned that an email he received from fiscal services said that a total of $106,000 had been added to the ASCC general fund.

The new allocated money was from the signing bonus from the recent bookstore contract signed with Follett Higher Education Group signed on March 25.

With the influx of new money, the current budget proposal will eventually be revised and presented to senate within two weeks.

“There’s $106,000 more, the choice is going to come back to the senate so with that in mind, they have a little more wiggle room. [It can] go back and analyze each individual section and allocate more money or do whatever they want, ” Jimenez said.

Senator Janet Parga believes the newly allocated money will keep clubs from consistently coming back to senate and ask for funds that were originally cut in the new proposal.

“It would be very beneficial to clubs on campus, just because it’s $106,000 (clubs) wouldn’t have to keep coming to senate next year and ask for more money if they get approved for funding that they originally requested,” said Parga.

Though Senators didn’t go through the entirety of the budget proposal the following items were agreed upon.

– Counseling services for ASCC was denied

– Both, clerks and new pending electronic voting system software used to determine ASCC government positions were both upheld

– Allocation of $75,000 to special projects from transportation services

Breakdown and voting of the budget proposal will continue in the next senate meeting on Wednesday, April 29 at 2 p.m. in Bk 111/112.

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