Associated Students Inc. Vice President Miriam Hernandez voted in a new public defender for the organization, breaking a tie at the weekly Senate meeting on Wednesday.
A run-off vote between ASI executives came to a tie, leaving Hernandez, to vote in Yasmeen Gardner as the new ASI Public Defender.
ASI also discussed new resolutions and received updates on the Executive Director’s Report.
One of the resolutions will put motorized scooters up for rent to injured CSULB students. The scooters will arrive next week and are provided by donations from ASI, Disabled Student Services and Health and Human Services.
Sen. Marvin Flores proposed the resolution to make scooters available to temporarily injured students after he tore his ACL last semester and found it hard to get around campus.
Students will be able to go to the University Student Union or HHS to rent one after filling out paperwork for liability and paying a small deposit. The USU will have five on hand and HHS will have one available. The scooters will stay on campus, and will have no time limit to how long students can use them for, Flores said.
Also on the docket:
- ASI also discussed the recently replaced flooring in the Isabel Patterson Child Development Center Preschool. ASI Executive Director Richard Haller said that the flooring has not been replaced since the 1970’s.
- The flooring in the adult bathrooms also had asbestos and was replaced. After the flooring was torn out, it was found that the electrical needed to be replaced as well. The entire project came in under budget, so they didn’t suffer a loss, Haller said.
- The leases for the USU and the Student Recreation and Health Center have recently been renewed for 10 years. Previously, it was only possible to lease the buildings for 5 years at a time, Haller said.
Sen. Logan Vournas shared in her report that a gender-neutral bathroom and a lactation room will be included in the renovations