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University of California president Mark Yudof has been out on the stump for Jerry Brown's Proposition 30, talking down the university’s financial future if voters reject the governor's massive tax hike measure in November.

"I see Prop. 30 as, perhaps, at least an opening salvo to try and change [declining per-student spending] and try to get increasing appropriations for the university," Yudof told University of California San Diego's student newspaper, the Guardian, in an interview last week.

"As you know, we’re down virtually a billion dollars in the last four years, we’ll be down another $375 million if Prop. 30 doesn’t pass."

But state budget cuts or not, the folks out at UCSD continue to travel and party, judging from a job notice the school has just posted online.

"The UCSD Travel and Entertainment Team are the process owners and subject matter experts for official business travel, entertainment, meetings, and other types of events," says the recruiting notice for manager of "Travel and Entertainment," a position that will pay between $50,722 to $72,739.

The party team "Develops new travel and entertainment initiatives for the campus and serves as project lead," according to the job description.

UCSD already has an "entertainment specialist," according to its travel and entertainment website. "Please feel free to contact me for any of your entertainment needs," writes Sali Coleman.

"I can also assist you with Travel Card payments related to entertainment expenses. I look forward to assisting you anyway I can!"

The new hire will report to the Assistant Director of UCSD Travel Dawn McDevitt, whose gross pay last year, according to the university's salary database, was $88,610.

McDevitt, according to another university website, reports to Faye McCullough, the school's director of disbursements and travel, who was paid $124,748.

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SurfPuppy619 Oct. 4, 2012 @ 8:39 p.m.

Prop 30 IS DOA. Of course he hilarious part of this co job is that NOT A CENT of the Prop 30 tax money, if it did pass, would eb guaranteed to UC, CSU or anyone else, it is general fund money and would be used to close the unfunded pension liability of $500 MILLION!

And to add even more insult to injury Mark Yudof has a total comp package at over $500K.

F' them!


Visduh Oct. 5, 2012 @ 7:22 a.m.

Again, I hope you are right, SurfPup. Neither of us likes this ballot measure, but I think for different reasons. This state cannot prosper again with the highest sales and state income tax rates in the nation. Oh, but they are temporary! Yeah, just like any number of taxes that were initially presented that way, and which are still with us.


SurfPuppy619 Oct. 5, 2012 @ 9:58 a.m.

No such thing as a "temporary tax". And Clown wants it for a whopping 7 years, yet has NO PLAN to account for any future funding once the tax supposedly stops. We already had this "temporarytax", and it ended 3 years ago- and was defeated at the ballot box when they tried to extended it-Props 1a-1g. There is no reason tothink this would be nothing more than a forever tax.


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