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Saturday, July 15, 2017

Listen to Regents Meeting of July 14, 2017 Including Constitutional Issue

In their final session this past Thursday, the Regents discussed a variety of issues that had come up in the two days before. Summaries are available at:

http://www.dailycal.org/2017/07/13/uc-board-regents-passes-budget-debates-new-hr-program/
and
http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-uc-regents-budget-20170713-story.html

You can hear the session at the link below:


One issue that came up was an outgrowth of the state audit report that complained about budgetary and other practices at UCOP. The legislature, following the suggestion of the auditor, created a separate appropriation for UCOP and conditioned $50 million on satisfying the auditor's requirements. The question of the constitutional autonomy of the Regents was thus raised. Two regents discussed the implications. There was hint of possible legal action - all very vague at this point.

You can see the constitutional discussion below:

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