with a senate resolution recommending that the "James B. Utt Memorial Library" be renamed. (I found it under the governance groups' "reports" section of the agenda.) (See the letter below.)
The resolution, evidently passed in November, notes that "the building was never officially named through any action by the SOCCCD Board of Trustees."
The key "whereas" is this one:
Whereas ... James B. Utt repeatedly made disparaging racial remarks and voted against both the Civil Rights Act and the Voting Rights Act, in contradiction to the stated Saddleback College values of collegiality and inclusiveness....
Is Walsh asking that the matter be agendized? Perhaps he is hoping that can be avoided.
The senate better hope that Fuentes isn't paying attention to all this. But I'm sure he is.
I don't see Fuentes sitting still for this. Even in his diminished state.