Thursday, May 25, 2017
Heading Down the Wrong Road - Part 2
..."It’s long overdue that the citizens of California impose more constraints on UC’s $32.5 billion budget. When the California Constitution was ratified in 1879, UC was deemed a 'public trust.' Its governing board enjoys almost complete autonomy in how it operates. To rein in the excessive spending and administrative inflation, I am authoring State Constitutional Amendment 13, a bill that will amend the state Constitution and force a recalcitrant UC to stick to a new budgetary constraint: No tuition increases can be implemented if the number of administrators making a salary above that paid to the governor exceeds 600. Right now, UC has 112 well-paid administrators beyond that ceiling..."
From state senator Cathleen Galgiani, D-Stockton, writing in the San Francisco Chronicle: