A $2 Million Night
Right now, as we speak, 94 college students are pulling an all-nighter to decide how $2 million is going to be spent. And no, it’s not going to go to the world’s largest pot farm. Instead, my alma mater’s Student Government is going to do a lot of work:
SB2008-1053 Allocation of $100,000 Loan Income to Recreational Sports
SB2008-1054 2008-2009 SG Funded Organizations Budget $584,598.00
SB2008-1055 2008-2009 SG Funded Academics Budget $539, 602.00
SB2008-1061 Allocation of Reserves to SG Administration for Bike Repair Facility $80,000.00
SB2008-1062 Transfer Reserves to SG Operations for Bandshell Renovation $675,000.00
Granted, 1054 and 1055 are the annual budgets for all student organizations on campus, so these aren’t exactly special or truly “newsworthy” (unless you bother to read the details therein). But look at that – they are spending $80,000 for a bike repair facility that, if memory serves, was rarely used during my days at UF. And they are spending $675,000 on a Bandshell that should be UF Administration’s responsibility.
Lots of student money being spent – I’d love to know just how many non-SG types showed up to pay attention. Not every day that much money changes hands on the 3rd Floor.