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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, Dec. 6, 2002
UC News Office (510) 987-9200

NOTICE OF SPECIAL MEETING

This is a Notice of a Special Meeting of the University of California Board of Regents on Monday, Dec. 16, at 1 p.m., via teleconference to consider action on the 2002-03 budget and a proposed increase in student fees for 2002-03.

The following meeting locations are open to the public:

· San Francisco – UCSF-Laurel Heights, 3333 California St.
· Los Angeles – UCLA, James E West Alumni Center
· San Diego – UCSD, 111-A University Complex
· Atwater – 4225 N. Hospital Rd.
· Palo Alto – 777 California Ave.

The meeting agenda and information about listening to an audio broadcast of the meeting online are available at: http://www.ucop.edu/regents/regmeet/dec16.html

Facing a major state budget deficit, Gov. Gray Davis proposed mid-year spending reductions across state government today (Dec. 6), including cuts in non-instructional areas at the University of California. The governor proposed $74 million in mid-year cuts at UC, including a $19 million unallocated reduction. At their Dec. 16 meeting, The Regents will take action on a final 2002-03 UC budget and will consider a proposal to address the $19 million unallocated reduction through a $135 increase in mandatory systemwide student fees beginning in the spring 2003 quarter, along with additional fee increases for professional school programs.

A press release with more information about the budget and student fees is available at: http://www.ucop.edu/news/archives/2002/dec6art1.htm

Additional background on the budget is available online at:
http://www.ucop.edu/news/budget/welcome.html

This meeting notice is issued to comply with the state’s pertinent open meeting laws.

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