Wednesday, April 26

Last week, the Daily Bruin ran an opinion column proposing that the USAC Election Board implement a short "exit poll" to capture basic demographic information of students (like year, major and extracurricular involvement) after they vote for their councilmembers online. What do you think of this proposal?
  • It should be implemented because it could help USAC identify and reach out to more disengaged groups on campus. (56%, 86 Votes)
  • It would be too complicated to implement and students would avoid answering such questions. (20%, 31 Votes)
  • It should not be implemented because demographic information will not be especially helpful to USAC outreach. (13%, 20 Votes)
  • I have feelings about this issue other than the ones specified above. (11%, 16 Votes)

Total Voters: 153

Start Date: February 23, 2017 @ 12:28 pm
End Date: No Expiry

The Westwood Village Improvement Association, which is tasked with beautifying and drawing more businesses into Westwood, has stated it wants to change city law to make it possible to give multiple parking tickets per day. The move is intended to discourage food trucks from coming to the village by making it difficult for them to park in one spot all day. What do you think about this issue?
  • The association should not try to discourage food trucks as they are a facet of Westwood culture and can draw in customers. (75%, 194 Votes)
  • Food trucks unnecessarily take up parking spot and the proposed law is a positive change that would help to discourage them from coming to Westwood. (12%, 31 Votes)
  • I have feelings about this issue that are not expressed in the options above. (7%, 19 Votes)
  • The change in the city’s parking ticket law will have little effect in discouraging food trucks from coming into Westwood. (6%, 16 Votes)

Total Voters: 260

Start Date: February 16, 2017 @ 1:36 pm
End Date: No Expiry

Westwood bar owners have described a long and arduous process to obtain a license to sell alcohol. The Westwood Neighborhood Council advises the City Council about such licenses and sometimes require permit holders to adhere to extra regulations. What do you think about this issue?
  • The Neighborhood Council's regulations do little to help public safety and instead discourage restaurants from operating in Westwood. (72%, 165 Votes)
  • The Neighborhood Council's regulations promote local safety and keep the Westwood alcohol market from becoming oversaturated. (17%, 38 Votes)
  • The Neighborhood Council's regulations do not have a big impact on safety or restaurant operations in Westwood. (8%, 19 Votes)
  • I have feelings about this issue other than the ones specified. (3%, 7 Votes)

Total Voters: 229

Start Date: February 6, 2017 @ 10:05 pm
End Date: No Expiry

Last week, the UC Regents approved expansion of the Anderson School of Management. The expansion would add 63,000 square feet to the existing Anderson complex by removing 60 parking spots, many of which are for disabled persons, from a nearby parking complex. What do you think about this?
  • The Anderson complex expansion will make it unnecessarily difficult for students to park near north campus. (38%, 46 Votes)
  • The expansion would give the Anderson school more space to engage the management school's students and faculty. (30%, 36 Votes)
  • The expansion is not likely to have a significant impact on student and faculty services. (17%, 20 Votes)
  • I have feelings about this issue that are not expressed in the options above. (15%, 18 Votes)

Total Voters: 120

Start Date: February 1, 2017 @ 10:40 am
End Date: No Expiry

The UC Student Association’s Fund the UC Campaign looks to find alternate ways to increase funding for UC schools. It focuses mainly on reforming Proposition 13, which capped total local property tax rates at 1 percent of a property’s assessed value, to create more funds. What do you think of this proposal?
  • Proposition 13 should be reformed because it will bring extra property tax dollars to the state and the UC. (51%, 85 Votes)
  • Proposition 13 should not be reformed because it could increase taxes on commercial properties. (23%, 39 Votes)
  • I have feelings about this issue other than the ones specified. (18%, 30 Votes)
  • It would be too difficult to reform Proposition 13 without costs to the state and county governments. (8%, 12 Votes)

Total Voters: 166

Start Date: January 18, 2017 @ 10:03 pm
End Date: No Expiry