The Student Government Association (SGA) held a special public meeting Thursday to start the impeachment process for one of its senators and to host emergency votes on unresolved business from the March 2 meeting.
SGA originally called the meeting to meet the organization’s constitutional requirements of beginning the impeachment process for class of 2024 Sen. Jose Lopez. SGA President Stephen Washington announced Lopez’s resignation on March 3 at the beginning of the meeting. Since Lopez resigned, there would be no impeachment proceedings, Washington said.
The meeting moved on to setting the student activity fee which was motioned to be set at $272 by Brenda Aristy, the vice president of budget and finance. Aristy’s motion was seconded by the class of 2023 Sen. Chase Slenker. The motion passed with 17 yes votes.
Clarence Johnson, vice president of internal affairs, then moved into senator appointments.
Johnson motioned for Jazmin Petrantonio to be the international students senator. The motion was seconded by commuter students Sen. Ian Thompson and passed with 17 yes votes.
Johnson motioned for Cody Willoughby to be the male athletics senator and for Noah Steinfeldt to be the class of 2021 senator. The motion for Willoughby was seconded by class of 2022 Sen. Kevin DelaCruz and the motion for Steinfeldt was seconded by nontraditional students Sen. Imani Cameron. Both motions passed with 14 yes votes
During the new senators discussion, Luiz Rodriguez was appointed as the MSA representative.
During the additional movements portion of the meeting voting rights for several senators were motioned and passed. Brady Young and Melissa Geyer were given voting rights for the sustainability committee, Dante Harris and Sierra Gutierez were given voting rights for the external affairs committee and Riley Brown was given voting rights for the budget and finance committee.