Sunday, November 27, 2011

Is This Allowed Under Bagley Keene? Re Tomorrow's UC Regent Meeting

Take a close look at the instructions to media:
UC Regents meeting at UCLA and three other locations Monday, Nov. 28
By UC Office of the President November 26, 2011
Friday, Nov. 25, 2011
University of California Office of the President
(510) 987-9200

UC Regents meeting at four locations Monday, Nov. 28

The November meeting of the University of California Board of Regents, rescheduled and reconfigured after being postponed because of public safety concerns, will take place Monday, Nov. 28, at four locations: UC San Francisco-Mission Bay, UCLA, UC Davis and UC Merced. Public comment is scheduled for 9-10 a.m.

(NOTE: Contrary to misinformation circulating in the media and through social media, the UC Regents will not consider tuition increases for this academic year. No tuition action was ever planned for the November meeting. A proposed expenditure budget for 2012-13, which will serve as the basis for UC's funding request to the state, is the principal item up for action at this rescheduled and reconfigured meeting. The agenda will allow for an expanded discussion period – increased from the usual 20 minutes to one hour – in which students and members of the public may voicee their concerns and address comments to the board.)

The sites will be open to the public and connected to each other via teleconference. The public notice of the meeting, where they will take place on campuses and the agenda are available at

Those interested in the proceedings of the Nov. 28 meeting but unable to attend in person may listen via the Internet at


There are different procedures and arrangements for media at each campus. We recommend that media representatives bring credentials. Please see details for each site below.

UC San Francisco/Mission Bay

Procedures for media covering the meeting are the same as usual, although reporters are encouraged to bring valid press credentials. A press room, with a live audio feed, will be available. Parking in the 4th Street garage is recommended. Directions to the Mission Bay Community Center (1675 Owens St.):

UCSF shuttles run regularly from the 16th Street-Mission BART Station to the community center. For shuttle timetables: (red line)


Due to space considerations, working media must show a valid credential to gain access to the James West Alumni Center, where the meeting will be held. This is at the end of Westwood Plaza. A press check-in table will open at approximately 7 a.m. For security clearance, cameras must be in place in the meeting room by 8 a.m.

A press room and filing area will be available in Room 135 of the Morgan Center, directly across from the James West Alumni Center. The press room phone number is 310-267-5528. Live audio of the meeting will be broadcast in Bruin Plaza, adjacent to the Morgan Center.

The turnaround in front of the James West Alumni Center and Parking Structure 6 will not be available. Limited news van parking will be available in designated areas just north of the Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science building, near Westwood Plaza at Strathmore Drive. Handicapped spots in that area must remain clear. News vans may also park on the roof of Parking Structure 8. Follow the instructions of traffic officers and parking signage. Parking for passenger vehicles will be available in Structure 8. For a permit, show a valid press credential at the Westwood Plaza kiosk. Click to view parking map.

UCLA Media Contacts:
Steve Ritea, (310) 739-4062
Phil Hampton, (310) 466-8848

UC Davis

Media should proceed to the Activities and Recreation Center Ballroom on La Rue Road and park in lot #25. For free parking, members of the press should display either their business card or an official press credential on the dashboard of their vehicle. TV trucks broadcasting live will be directed to a parking area behind the Activities and Recreation Center.

UC Merced

Media should enter though the lobby in the Kolligian Library, where they will be directed to Room 232. Reporters may park free on campus if official press credentials issued by their affiliated media organization are clearly displayed on the dashboard of their vehicle. Media parking in spaces marked as reserved is not permitted.

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