Monday, November 16, 2009

Governing Board Meeting this Wednesday, Nov. 18, at 7:00 pm

Show up and speak up!

In response to requests from faculty, staff, students, and community members, the administration has agreed to hold this month's Board meeting in Cafeteria East instead of the usual Room 214.

This is welcome news to everyone who has spent the past two board meetings huddled outside in the dark listening to the proceedings over tiny (and tinny) speakers.

It should also be welcome news to anyone who has considered attending a board meeting but demurred given the circumstances. Now is the time.


Just show up a bit before 7:00 and fill out a "yellow card." (They should be available as you walk in.) The card will ask for several pieces of information, but all that's really needed is your name and city. You do not need to cite an agenda item. Turn in the card.

"Oral Communication" occurs at or near the beginning of the meeting, and names of speakers will be called by the Board. Each speaker has three minutes. It's not necessary to use all three minutes, but you have up to that limit.

Students are especially encouraged to attend and give their accounts of how the recent class cuts, registration problems, and free speech issues have impacted them. When the Board won't listen to faculty, when it won't listen to staff, when it won't even listen to the community, it will still listen to students. It's your college, students. Make your voice heard.

Here's the Governing Board Agenda.


  1. Hello
    Alot's peoples want to know if in the meeting they going to have interpreded.thank you

  2. If you mean an ASL interpreter, unless someone has requested it, I doubt there will be one there. Please contact DSS right away, though, and let them know. Hopefully, they can arrange for someone to be there.

  3. I'm guessing that the person who asked for an interpreter meant someone who would translate from English to Spanish. I doubt that there will be an official translator there, but there will definitely be lots of people who speak Spanish. Does anyone know if English-to-Spanish translation might be available?