Tuesday, February 19

The Agora, a proposed private 16-story apartment complex, filed plans with the city to set up shop in Westwood and offer amenities such as a farmed vegetable garden, a teaching kitchen and a meditation garden. Most of the complex’s beds would be rented out at $1,000 to $1,200 per month, which can fall out of the range of what students find affordable. What do you think about this?
  • Westwood is lacking in available housing, and it is good that the Agora is offering itself as a viable option for apartment-seeking students. (85%, 2,228 Votes)
  • The Agora’s exorbitant prices are only the latest in a trend of developers overcharging students with nonaffordable housing. (14%, 362 Votes)
  • The Agora will make little difference in the Westwood housing market considering UCLA’s growing student body. (1%, 19 Votes)
  • I have feelings about this issue that are not expressed in the options above. (0%, 14 Votes)

Total Voters: 2,623

Start Date: February 9, 2019 @ 2:14 am
End Date: No Expiry

The Undergraduate Students Association Council offers students textbook scholarships via its Financial Supports Commission to use in the UCLA Textbook Store. The program began in 2008 and awarded about 50 scholarships of $200 each quarter. The FSC is now providing 40 scholarships of $50 each, though not on a quarterly basis. What do you think about this?
  • USAC commands an enormous pool of student fees, and the commission should not be content committing so little to addressing a pressing student issue. (54%, 91 Votes)
  • It doesn’t matter how much money the FSC puts forth in scholarships, as textbook prices will overshadow any amount of awarded money. (21%, 35 Votes)
  • Providing a total of $2,000 in textbook scholarships is an impressive feat, and the commission should be proud of its work. (17%, 29 Votes)
  • I have feelings about this issue not expressed in the options above. (8%, 12 Votes)

Total Voters: 167

Start Date: January 24, 2019 @ 11:26 pm
End Date: No Expiry

Westwood Village parking meters currently generate about $1.5 million in revenue, all of which goes to the City of Los Angeles. The Village is in the process of gaining approval to participate in a pilot parking revenue program that would give 15 percent of this revenue to the Westwood Village Improvement Association. What do you think about this?
  • The pilot parking revenue program would be a great way to generate funds for upgrading the infrastructure and public spaces in the Village. (83%, 185 Votes)
  • The Village should not participate in this program, since the Los Angeles City Council, not the WVIA, is better suited to appropriate parking meter money. (7%, 16 Votes)
  • The revenue from participating in this program would make no notable difference in the state of the Village. (6%, 14 Votes)
  • I have feelings about this that are not expressed above. (4%, 9 Votes)

Total Voters: 224

Start Date: January 7, 2019 @ 6:01 pm
End Date: No Expiry

The Undergraduate Students Association Council urged a Student Media newsmagazine member earlier this month to turn off its livestream during part of the the public comment period of its meeting. USAC's livestream policies do not allow for audio or video for a segment of its public comment periods, so as to protect the identity of students, but there are currently no regulations in place for Student Media livestreaming of council meetings. What do you think about this?
  • USAC meetings are a public forum and student journalists should be able to livestream to make this information accessible to the public. (67%, 138 Votes)
  • The student government should be able to restrict the public from recording its meetings, as it has the right to protect the identities of students who may face safety issues for what they say. (22%, 46 Votes)
  • The debate over livestreaming in USAC meetings is irrelevant, as few students watch livestreams of undergraduate student government meetings. (9%, 18 Votes)
  • I have feelings about this issue that are not expressed in the options above. (2%, 5 Votes)

Total Voters: 207

Start Date: November 28, 2018 @ 9:41 pm
End Date: No Expiry

The Associated Students UCLA announced in October that the price of dorm coupons, which allow students living on the Hill to trade meal swipes for coupons that can be used with on-campus food vendors, have increased by $1. Now, a meal swipe can be swapped for a coupon worth $3.45. What do you think about this?
  • The increase continues to overcharge students and causes them to lose their meal swipes’ value. (68%, 247 Votes)
  • This increase is of little consequence, as few are inclined to use the coupon service. (16%, 60 Votes)
  • The moderate increase is a welcome step toward ensuring students living on the Hill can also eat on campus at lower costs. (12%, 42 Votes)
  • I have feelings about this issue that are not expressed in the options above. (4%, 15 Votes)

Total Voters: 364

Start Date: October 30, 2018 @ 2:21 pm
End Date: No Expiry