Asked by Anonymous
I appreciate your feedback and understand your concern. While increases in student fees for the services and entertainment of ASUCI is necessary simply based upon inflation, a 110% increase over the course of 4 years is simply too rich for most students’ blood. Using this math the $3.40 Double-Double we all buy at In-N-Out would be almost $7.00 in 4 years! Not sustainable, we argue.
Plus, ASUCI administration has taken $800,000 in salaries for the past couple of years. The entire budget of services and entertainment provided by ASUCI is around $250,000. Do you really believe that Administration Costs should be 3 times what the programming budget is? More importantly, do you believe that is where your increased taxes should be going?
Finally, a referendum will be launching next year to refund money to students while providing an increase in AS fees. Please see the attached image for details on legislation that has been in the works since 2010.