UC Board of Regents reschedule meeting for Nov. 28

The UC Board of Regents meeting postponed this week because of concerns for public safety has been rescheduled for Nov. 28, according to a Friday press release from the UC Office of the President.

The regents and UC staff will be on four campuses — UC San Francisco-Mission Bay, UCLA, UC Davis and UC Merced — which will be connected to each other via teleconference rather than meeting on one campus.

“It wasn’t cost effective to bring all 26 regents to one location for a four-hour meeting,”  said Ricardo Vasquez, UC spokesperson. “We’ve held the meeting via teleconference before when there was concern over swine flu.”

The time for public comment, the press release said, will begin at 9 a.m. and will be a full hour rather than the typical 20 minutes. According to Vasquez, the meeting’s agenda has been pared down to include fewer discussion items, though all the action items remain, as originally planned for the November meeting.