[ Referendum


By Brett Bendickson
Via email
November 11, 1997

Now we're voting not on a fee, but the possibility of a fee. But instead of another election to determine the fee, it will be left up to "the student fee board and the UA Administration". The decision will be based on "sufficient effort in fundraising".

The referendum does not state what "sufficient effort" is defined as, nor is the makeup of the student fee board discussed. At one time, ASUA seemed to think a fee was the best and only option, yet enough opposition appeared for this clause to be added. Without a real definition of "sufficient effort", or a student fee board that students actually trust, the referendum is just as weak now as it was before.

Brett Bendickson