Important UC Merced Items to be Considered byRegents

MERCED, CA — Wednesday and Thursday, January 16-17, 2002, at the UCLA campus in Los Angeles, the University of California Board of Regents will be voting on several major planning items on the creation of the new UC Merced campus. The Regents actions will influence the campus site acquisition, development, and construction schedule, as well as community development and other issues.

The 26-member Board will review the following items over a two-day period at UCLAs Covel Commons.

Please note that session times are approximate. The text below is an abbreviated version of the Regents agenda; this version contains only those open session items relating to the Merced campus. For a complete agenda of the upcoming Regents meeting, please visit ucop.edu/regents/regmeet/jan02.html.

Wednesday, January 16, 2002

8:30 a.m. Meeting As A Committee of the Whole Public Comment Period

Note to editors: Merced community members will speak in support of the proposed campus at this time.

10:10 a.m. Open Session Joint Meeting of Committees on Grounds and Buildings and Finance

Certification of Final Environmental Impact Report (EIR)

Approval of Long Range Development Plan (LRDP)

Approval of Design, Site Development, and Infrastructure

Amendment of the Budget for Capital Improvements and the Capital Improvement Program for Merced Garden Suites and Lakeview Dining facilities

Thursday, January 17, 2002

8:30 a.m. Meeting As A Committee of the Whole Public Comment Period

10:45 a.m. Open Session Joint Meeting of Committees on Grounds and Buildings and Finance

Authorization to Establish a Limited Liability Company with Virginia Smith Trust

1:30 p.m. Meeting As A Committee of the Whole Public Comment Period

Merced community members and elected officials will speak in support of the proposed campus.

3:30 p.m. Reports of Committees

Findings and Authorizations will be made public at this time.

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