Some things just pop out at you!
● CURIOUS CONTRACTS
Item 5.17 is Sept/Oct contracts, the ratification of which the Chancellor recommends. (See below.)
I’m not saying there’s anything hinky here. But each of these recommended contracts seems to me to be at least curious.
CATTLE FECES. For instance, looks like the Chancellor (et al.) wants to pay In-N-Out Burger nearly $10,000 for mobile units (two different days, evidently).
Gosh, that’s a lot of money. It oughta pay for one hell of a lot of burgers.
They’re not good for you, you know. It’s all that cattle feces. People who work around the killing floor like to say, "Eat sh*t and die."
APARTMENTS? How come we’re paying for "Heritage Point" apartments for foreign students? No doubt there’s a very good reason for this. Too bad perusing the agenda provides not a clue (aside from the factoid that the students are here “via a grant”).
I don't think Raghu and the board are into the democracy thing.
LET'S GET HONEY WEST. Looks like we’re paying one private investigator over $15,000 and another private investigator $20,000. That’s $35 K.
Gosh, what are they investigating? Not me, I hope. Inquiring minds wanna know. (Does anyone remember Honey West? God, I feel old.)
$60,000? Prima facie, it strikes me as odd that we’re paying “Greene & Associates” $60,000 just to be on the lookout for grants. But whaddoo I know. Does anybody know how this works?
But really. $60K, just to be sniffing out grants? Does John's brother work for Greene, is that it?
● INSPIRATIONAL SPEAKER
Item 5.9 is approval for expenses for scheduled Saddleback College and IVC guest speakers.
Each college is requesting money for one speaker. At IVC, a “college studies” instructor needs $2,500 to accommodate a California resident named Azim Khamisa.
According to Wikipedia, he’s an inspirational speaker. Doesn’t seem to be an academic. He hangs with the likes of Oprah, I think. You see 'im on TV.
At first, I wondered if Khamisa is some sort of New Age flake. Apparently not.
Speaking of New Age flakes (not Khamisa), I hear that Trustee Fuentes knows Werner Ehrhard’s brother. Maybe Tom could get est boy for us on the cheap!