Student Government to discuss funding matters


City Council member Gloria Betcher poses interesting questions on the idea of micromobility coming to Ames on Oct. 23 at the joint city and student council meeting.

Cassie Lehmann

Student Government will be reviewing a variety of funding bills including a club, an internal matter and an event at Wednesday night’s meeting.

The Descarga Latin Dance club is requesting its travel and registration expenses be covered by the Senate Discretionary account totaling $641.49. The group plans on taking a trip to the Chicago Salsa and Bachata Festival in April.

Previously, Student Government had a bill to fund a technician for the weekly livestreams. Although it was not initially calculated, in order to properly run the Student Government debates, two audiovisual technicians are required.

Audiovisual technicians set up, operate, maintain and repair the equipment used during the Student Government livestreams.

The result is that the Election Commission has to pay the difference of $200 from the Senate Discretionary account.

Furthermore, Senate will also be reviewing a bill to fund the Healthy Walk event. The walk will include a one mile walk with snacks and drinks being provided on April 1. 

Student Government plans on working the event and is looking for funding to provide apples, water bottles and flyers during the walk. The bill proposes $321.21 be funded from the Special Projects account.

All bills will be viewed and voted upon separately.

Following, Student Government will be having a first reading of new bills to be reviewed and debated the following week.

For more information or to contact your senator, visit The Senate meetings are open to the public at 7 p.m. Wednesdays in the Campanile Room of the Memorial Union.