Safety fees concern at ASI meeting
November 5, 2008 4:43 PM
Because of a lack communication, Wednesday’s Associated Students, Inc. board meeting got off to a rocky start when members were forced to make a last-minute room change.
A member from the Asian Student Union and one from Pilipino American Collegiate Endeavors came to the ASI meeting to express concern over public safety bills they received from the SF State University Police Department.
“We were never notified of this implementation,” PACE assistant head coordinator Frandel C. Lladoc said to the board.
Recently, student organizations have had to pay a $90 an hour public safety fee for police presence at their events. Lladoc said PACE was charged $405 for its recent three-and-a-half hour event. Board members said The General Union of Palestinian Students group was charged $4,000 for police presence at one of its recent events.
Sharef Al Najjar, ASI’s vice president of finance, encouraged the board members to address the issue and ASI President Natalie Franklin made plans to get the campus police and the Office of Student Programs and Leadership Development at the next ASI meeting. Ethnic studies representative Cory Wong said since ASI only awards up to $300 for each student event, a $400.00 public safety fee would be “double dipping.”
-Hiring of Brailsford & Dunlavey
ASI approved nearly $300,000 to hire consultants for the proposed Recreation and Wellness Center. These consultants will be meeting with ASI board members and will prepare a feasibility/programming/conceptual study for the proposal.
-The board approved $195 of funding for the Pacific Islanders Club film festival
-The board approved $132 of funding for a Pacific Islanders Club workshop.
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