Saturday, July 20

The FlyAway shuttle will shut down the bus line between Westwood and Los Angeles International Airport due to low ridership. Although it offers $10 rides each way to and from the airport, students increasingly preferred ride- share options over the shuttle due to slow stops and inconsistent pickup times. The declining number of shuttle users was no longer enough to offset costs of FlyAway operation. What do you think?
  • Shutting down this bus line is a bad idea. The shuttle was affordable, convenient and more environmentally sustainable for transportation to the airport. (59%, 87 Votes)
  • It was a good idea to remove the Westwood stop for the FlyAway LAX shuttle. Not enough students used it because it could potentially make them late to flights, whereas ride-shares are faster. (24%, 35 Votes)
  • Cancelling the LAX FlyAway shuttle is neither good nor bad, and does not affect me as a student because I did not use it anyways. (14%, 21 Votes)
  • I have feelings about this that are not described in the options above. (3%, 5 Votes)

Total Voters: 148

Start Date: July 8, 2019 @ 12:53 pm
End Date: No Expiry

UCLA announced a proposal to lower enrollment rates over the next four years to mitigate overcrowding and increase graduation rates. The university plans to only increase the undergraduate population by only 1% through 2023, while increasing the number of summer intensive courses. Student leaders have been skeptical about whether the initiative will indeed help current students. What do you think?
  • Slowing down enrollment rates is good, as it will reduce the strain on campus resources – a benefit to students. (72%, 329 Votes)
  • The university shouldn’t reduce enrollment rates, as it will only exacerbate the lower numbers of minority students on campus. (10%, 47 Votes)
  • Reducing enrollment rates is neither good nor bad. It merely means fewer students coming into UCLA. (9%, 42 Votes)
  • I have feelings about this that are not described in the options above. (9%, 39 Votes)

Total Voters: 457

Start Date: June 2, 2019 @ 7:22 pm
End Date: No Expiry

The University of California Board of Regents increased nonresident supplemental tuition by 2.6%, raising it up to nearly $29,800. The $762 hike is meant to generate $30 million more in revenue for the UC system, with 10% going toward financial aid for nonresident students. Chancellor Gene Block said this revenue hike helps offset the increasing student body size and cuts in state funding. What do you think about this?
  • The hike will deter international and low-income nonresident prospective students even more from the UC, making the University more exclusive and unaffordable. (44%, 82 Votes)
  • This tuition increase is better than most others, since part of the money will go toward providing financial aid for nonresident students – something that hasn’t been done in recent years. (26%, 49 Votes)
  • The tuition increase, while not a viable means of raising revenue, will likely have little impact on nonresident students. (15%, 27 Votes)
  • I have feelings about this that are not expressed in the options above. (15%, 27 Votes)

Total Voters: 185

Start Date: May 22, 2019 @ 6:13 pm
End Date: No Expiry

Businesses in Westwood Village have expressed concerns about premier-style events at the Fox Theater and Bruin Theatre because they involve closing off streets to businesses, among other things. This opposition, in addition to the tendency for reduced nightlife in the Village, has drawn into question the appeal for premiers at Westwood’s single-show theaters. What do you think about this?
  • Westwood is unique because of its premiers and ability to attract celebrities. Businesses in the Village sign up for that operational difficulty when they set up shop here. (78%, 130 Votes)
  • Businesses and premiers are both unable to engage stakeholders and must both see an update. (12%, 20 Votes)
  • The Village has lived out its time as an entertainment capital and should now start prioritizing the needs of local businesses over that of two single-show theaters. (7%, 11 Votes)
  • I have feelings about this that are not expressed in the options above. (3%, 5 Votes)

Total Voters: 166

Start Date: May 15, 2019 @ 10:17 am
End Date: No Expiry

The 2019 Undergraduate Students Association Council elections are upon us, but only 17 candidates are running for the 14-person council. At least three positions have no candidates and only four positions are contested this year. Some ascribe this situation to mismanagement by this year’s election board, while others to disinterest in the council. What do you think about this?
  • USAC has lost relevance with the student body and it is only natural students gradually lose interest in running for student government. (64%, 300 Votes)
  • This year’s election management is primarily to blame, as the council has almost always been staffed in previous years. (17%, 80 Votes)
  • There are too many factors at play to determine if election mismanagement or disinterest in USAC caused the shortage of candidates in this year’s election. (15%, 68 Votes)
  • I have feelings about this that are not expressed in the options above. (4%, 20 Votes)

Total Voters: 468

Start Date: April 18, 2019 @ 3:56 pm
End Date: No Expiry