Council Summary — February 13, 2023

Here are notes from the AMS Council meeting of February 13, 2023:

Referendum questions: Council approved four questions to go to referendum in March, asking students to approve the following:

  1. an increase in the Health & Dental Plan fee of $52.50 per student
  2. a new $8 fee for gender-affirming care
  3. Bylaw amendments to create an Indigenous Constituency and to shrink the size of Council
  4. a $3 increase in the Bike Kitchen fee.

           Members of the Trans Coalition made statements to Council asking that the $8 increase for gender-affirming care be combined with the general $52.50 increase for the Health & Dental Plan, but Council decided to keep the questions separate.  Council also made passage of the $8 increase dependent on approval of the $52.50 increase, despite objections from the Trans Coalition.

Election appeals: Council amended the composition of the election appeal committees and named six Councillors to serve on them.

Election spending: Council passed a motion to allow an increase in the spending limit for candidates in the upcoming AMS elections from $450 to $750.

Next meeting:

The next regular Council meeting will be on Wednesday, March 1 in the Michael Kingsmill Forum in the Nest at 6 pm. 

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