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Student and employee housing informational session - Shared screen with speaker view
Paula Norsell
29:14
Thanks for joining the student and employee housing informational session. Please use Zoom's Chat feature to ask questions. Include two question marks (??) at the start of your question. Please use the Raise Hand feature should you wish to speak following the presentation. The informational session is being recorded, and the recording and other resources will be available on the district’s website following the meeting at this link: http://www.fhda.edu/_chancellor/InformationalSessions.
Paula Norsell
30:23
The informational session is being recorded, and the recording and other resources will be available on the district’s website following the meeting at this link: http://www.fhda.edu/_chancellor/InformationalSessions.
Mike Mohebbi (He/Him)
35:12
?? is there additional guidance on "supporting infrastructure" that is not bond eligible?
Michele LeBleu-Burns
37:01
Another area is Residence Life and Student Conduct Administration.
Michele LeBleu-Burns
37:52
In addition Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requirements for housing.
Mike Mohebbi (He/Him)
38:03
^^ true, student support services are super important
Bill Ziegenhorn
39:51
?? So off-campus housing might also take six years or more when legal action is considered?
Paula Norsell
40:26
Thanks for joining the student and employee housing informational session. Please use Zoom's Chat feature to ask questions. Include two question marks (??) at the start of your question. Please use the Raise Hand feature should you wish to speak following the presentation. The informational session is being recorded, and the recording and other resources will be available on the district’s website following the meeting at this link: http://www.fhda.edu/_chancellor/InformationalSessions.
Mike Mohebbi (He/Him)
45:50
top five first choice options:safety & securityHousingAthletic FacilitiesStudy AreasCampus Art & Performance
Gay Krause
47:55
Are we still talking about housing in the Flint Center replacement?
Casey Cosgrove
48:02
^
Scott Olsen (he/him)
48:56
?? Have we looked at any existing buildings that may be available? Could nearby commercial real estate properties be rezoned for multi-unit residential use??? Is there a cost comparison that's been done which shows offsite vs onsite housing? Do you have a table that shows the pros and cons of onsite housing to help communicate that reasoning?(being close to campus can help negate the need for a car)
Gunjan Gupta
49:19
?? with all these complications with on campus housing, is this option being considered at all? if not this then is something being considered in close vicinity of the college considering objections from the city residents...
Mike Mohebbi (He/Him)
49:34
ty @judy and @susan :)
Baba Kofi Weusijana
49:35
What about Los Altos Hills? I don't remember seeing it listed with the other cities.
Alexis Meyers
49:57
Are on-campus housing options being considered?
Marty Kahn
50:23
Los Altos hills is zoned for single family homes only.
Kimberly Lam
50:31
?? How are the students most in need of housing being involved in these conversatjons?
Kerri Ryer
50:41
In what ways are the voices of those most likely to be housed being included in the decision making process?
Luke A. Makinson (they/them)
50:45
?? How likely is the possibility of Foothill/De Anza working on the short term solutions of affordable housing AS WELL AS beginning the long process of on campus housing construction? Is there any particular complications of doing both at the same time seeing as the latter is long term anyway?
Casey Cosgrove
51:09
Wait what? housing was included in this PDF document last year when the campaign for G and H were running http://www.fhda.edu/Examples%20of%20Measure%20G%20and%20H%20projects%2012.11.19_w-estimates.pdf
Anya Pendyala
51:18
?? Why aren’t the community’s interests taken into consideration during the decision-making process?
Nathan Barbara
51:21
?? Who decided the questions in the survey? Why were the questions you picked prioritized over others that may have been better?
Crystal Sipin
51:40
?? Without a degree, the majority of students are more than likely working minimum wage jobs so have you taken into account the average income for working-class, self-supporting college students especially in the CCC system? Would you consider this a livable wage and a viable lifestyle for a student who has to work full time, possibly work two jobs and still go to school full time?
Mike Mohebbi (He/Him)
52:33
?? follow up, was this "bondable" expenses not defined prior to the bond getting voted on? wasn't there a list of projects (expense projections$$) that were included to get to the final bond amount?
Duy Vu
52:35
?? What are student restrictions for affordable housing? How do students qualify for affordable housing and how is the process implemented ?
Nicholas Chang
52:51
Is The Oaks property/development being considered as a potential option, especially given its beneficial proximity to the De Anza campus? If so, what is the estimated cost, and would it also be affordable for students?
Bill Ziegenhorn
53:16
Thank you
janelle perez
53:48
?? How inclined are you to create affordable housing in comparison to low-income housing as the median income varies vastly across households in the Bay Area?
Scott Olsen (he/him)
56:20
Not surprised - nimbyism is strong
Zoe Vulpe
57:08
?? given the high price of land/housing and the general anti-affordable housing sentiment in Cupertino, why are we not pursuing on campus housing alongside off campus housing, so that we have solid options for students for the long term?
Mike Mohebbi (He/Him)
57:56
@Scott +1
Hafsa Rehan
59:20
?? Why is there ignorance to the welfare and well-being of international student’s housing and needs, who are primarily unable to sustainably live while balancing their education?
Yuetong Zhang
59:35
+1 Hafsa
Gunjan Gupta
59:54
thank you
Kerri Ryer
59:56
I’ve conducted interviews with a handful of community colleges in California who currently provide on campus student housing and they are able to sustain their programs and to keep rents affordable for students in relation to their student loans / grants/ etc.
Tejhasvi Jaikumar
01:00:03
How will transparency in the decision-making process going forward be ensured?
Tejhasvi Jaikumar
01:00:12
What shared governance process is this discussion being handled in? If there is none, how can we go about creating one?
Kimberly Lam
01:00:36
students and employees**!
Tejhasvi Jaikumar
01:00:37
Why are there so few questions in the surveys?
Tejhasvi Jaikumar
01:01:01
Will we get a more concrete answer on what will be budgeted for this important issue?
Marty Kahn
01:01:22
??Could you define what we mean by “affordable housing?” Os it a certain percentage below market rate? Is the term based on income??
Tejhasvi Jaikumar
01:01:25
Are you aware of the benefits of affordable housing such as an increase in job opportunities and a healthier economy?
Tejhasvi Jaikumar
01:01:37
How inclined are you to create affordable housing in comparison to low-income housing as the median income varies vastly across households in the Bay Area?
Sharon Utomo
01:01:54
??what short-term plans do you have in helping students in need of funding due to the impact of the pandemic?
Tejhasvi Jaikumar
01:02:01
What will be put into place to ensure we can have real engagement with faculty, staff, and students in this process?
Tejhasvi Jaikumar
01:02:16
What shared governance process is this discussion being handled in? If there is none, how can we go about creating one?
Jesus Penaloza
01:04:00
Can the state offer funding for affordable housing programs. Specifically for low income students
Casey Cosgrove
01:04:33
?? Pres. Holmes: Do you have a timeline to get that 25,000 dollars out to students?
Casey Cosgrove
01:04:43
I have friends that are struggling NOW. :(
Zoe Vulpe
01:05:10
^the 25K was donated by Cupertino, is only available to students looking to move into cupertino
Casey Cosgrove
01:05:20
Thank you Zoe
Marisa Spatafore
01:05:39
www.deanza.edu/resources
Simon Pennington
01:05:54
https://foothill.edu/housing-insecurity/
Melissa Aguilar
01:07:06
@Zoe and @Casey Students must already live in Cupertino.
Melissa Aguilar
01:07:07
http://www.deanza.edu/resources/#housing
Genevieve Kolar
01:07:30
?? What has been learned from the conversation around housing? How will lessons from the past ~2 years inform institutional planning practices, how we identify emerging problems, our use of local data, and engagement with the FHDA community in planning and problem-solving?
Kimberly Lam
01:08:10
+1 genevieve
Scott Olsen (he/him)
01:08:18
I feel like at a previous meeting "affordable"(from the tenant perspective) was defined as 30% of a resident's income
DASB Chair of Legislative Affairs
01:08:20
+1 genevieve
Mike Mohebbi (He/Him)
01:08:58
@genevieve +1
Bob Stockwell
01:09:10
??Might there be unique advantages to on-campus housing for students when viewed from an equity perspective?
Eric Reed
01:09:30
I see an answer to the question about shared governance on the web-site, and have heard more here. Commenting on a process is not the same as participating. I understand the need to keep some details about costs and negotiations out of the public eye until they are finalized. However, there are many more decisions that are important but not sensitive. It is critical that the planning for this project include full participation by people who would actually be living in these units, and who understand their own needs. Siting and negotiating before having a full exchange of needs and possibilities is putting the cart before the horse. Needs cannot be assessed with a survey. Setting out on an expensive project without significant input from participants may lead us to another Sunnyvale Center…an expensive facility that does not meet the needs of the target audience.
DASB Chair of Legislative Affairs
01:09:57
+1 Bob Stockwell
Michele LeBleu-Burns
01:10:08
Yes@Genevieve!!!
Kimberly Lam
01:10:15
+1 Bob +1 Eric
Baba Kofi Weusijana
01:10:17
We also have to consider that off-campus housing might be cheaper but not as safe for the students/staff. Our people need stability in order to be good students and employees.
Hafsa Rehan
01:10:34
+1 Baba
Mike Mohebbi (He/Him)
01:11:06
copyig Genevieve's question:"?? What has been learned from the conversation around housing? How will lessons from the past ~2 years inform institutional planning practices, how we identify emerging problems, our use of local data, and engagement with the FHDA community in planning and problem-solving?"
Kimberly Lam
01:11:29
+1 Baba and on-campus housing would be permanent and could solve this issue on the longterm ?? what's stopping us from looking at BOTH on and off campus options? why must we choose one
Scott Olsen (he/him)
01:11:34
+1 Baba - I live in an area that sees frequent car break ins and theft.
Luke A. Makinson (they/them)
01:12:05
+1 Kimberly that's exactly what I was hoping to get at with my question and we didn't seem to get an answer
Paula Norsell
01:12:09
Judy is trying to work through everyone’s questions. Thanks for your patience.
Patrick Gannon
01:12:15
Expand "Promise Program" to include food at the college.
Bill Ziegenhorn
01:12:33
??How will off-campus rent be controlled so it doesn't go up substantially a few years down the road. Same for maintenance and service costs: these seem to be out of the District's control.
Adam Contreras
01:12:48
can we hear from the students?
Mike Mohebbi (He/Him)
01:13:03
@Bill +1
Kimberly Lam
01:14:02
?? Is there a way for questions unanswered at the end of this to be answered in written form and posted on the website? Or better yet for there be a chance for us to help make this decisions together (with students, staff, faculty, and admin)??
Fiza Syed
01:14:13
+1 Kimberly
Mike Mohebbi (He/Him)
01:14:17
^^
Casey Cosgrove
01:14:21
+1 Kimberly
Elvia Rodriguez Herrera
01:14:31
Great question!
Priya (she/her)
01:14:36
Also, can we have a record of the chat in addition to the recording?
Nur Afizah
01:14:50
+ 1 Kimberly
Tejhasvi Jaikumar
01:14:51
Great question, Kimberly & Priya!
Kevin Metcalf
01:15:06
@priya - Can you click the three dots in the chat window and select, “Save Chat?”
Paula Norsell
01:15:16
Kimberly - We will be posting more of the Q&A on the district’s website following the meeting at this link: http://www.fhda.edu/_chancellor/InformationalSessions.
Jim Nguyen
01:15:19
Lots of great questions. Our campus communities want to engage and actively participate on this issue!
Tony Santa Ana (siya/he/his/himself)
01:15:21
Since the district committed to equity, then we should have equitable decision making process for equitable housing
Fiza Syed
01:15:36
+1 Tony Santa Ana
Kerri Ryer
01:15:41
+1 Tony
Priya (she/her)
01:16:02
@kevin yes i have the option, thanks for letting us know about that! i think it would also be helpful to have the chat transcript with the meeting recording (i believe thats possible to do)
Yuetong Zhang
01:16:19
@Tony Your comment goes back to Bob's comment about equity advantages involved in on-campus housing.
Melissa Aguilar
01:16:23
Thank you Tony!
Adrienne Hypolite
01:16:51
I would imagine regardless of what option we go with (on or off campus housing) that the district should seriously consider student success programming for these housing programs. Providing a roof over students heads is an important start, but it’s just a start between turning college housing into an effective student success and retention strategy.
Luke A. Makinson (they/them)
01:17:07
?? There is A LOT more to be said, asked, and DEMANDED surrounding this matter. We need more ways to have the student body and faculty to collaborate in discussion. When will we see more and longer events like this?
Mike Mohebbi (He/Him)
01:17:22
@Judy, ty, can we also address Genevieve's question
Zoe Vulpe
01:17:24
+1 Luke!
Jim Nguyen
01:17:49
+1 Luke. That much is clear
Yuetong Zhang
01:17:58
Can we hear from students?
Nur Afizah
01:17:58
+ 1 Luke
Kimberly Lam
01:18:19
+1 Luke and staff!
Eric Reed
01:18:30
+1 Luke
Kimberly Lam
01:18:48
+1 Tony also
Mike Mohebbi (He/Him)
01:18:52
+1 Adrienne & Luke
Rose Chan
01:18:53
+1 Luke
Fiza Syed
01:19:20
+1 Luke!!
Bob Stockwell
01:20:15
The Vallco project is going ahead and will have more affordable units than the original plan over the objections of the community.
Scott Olsen (he/him)
01:20:51
https://revitalizevallco.com/
Bob Stockwell
01:22:31
??so shared governance will come after the decision has been made??
Yuetong Zhang
01:22:41
+1 Bob
Jim Nguyen
01:22:52
+1 Bob
Joseph Ng
01:23:02
Orange Coast College housing: https://theharbourocc.com/
Zoe Vulpe
01:23:05
+1 Bob
Kevin Metcalf
01:23:07
@bob I think she’s saying it will come after they know what options are available.
Yuetong Zhang
01:23:29
"After we have a space to occupy" sounds like a made decision.
Eric Reed
01:23:41
?? Shouldn’t share governance precede the choice of a site?
Paula Norsell
01:23:45
The informational session is being recorded, and the recording and other resources will be available on the district’s website following the meeting at this link: http://www.fhda.edu/_chancellor/InformationalSessions.
Kimberly Lam
01:23:58
Why will decisions be made without a proper equitable process?
Paula Norsell
01:24:15
http://www.fhda.edu/_about-us/_participatorygovernance/A-chancellors-advisory-council
Luke A. Makinson (they/them)
01:24:17
+1 Kimberly
Mike Mohebbi (He/Him)
01:25:09
@Judy, thank you!
Genevieve Kolar
01:25:12
?? What has been learned from the conversation around housing? How will lessons from the past ~2 years inform institutional planning practices, how we identify emerging problems, our use of local data, and engagement with the FHDA community in planning and problem-solving?
Ileana da Silva
01:25:16
Thanks!
Genevieve Kolar
01:25:18
Thank you!
Tejhasvi Jaikumar
01:25:19
+1 Kimberly
Scott Olsen (he/him)
01:25:23
Thank you!
Priya (she/her)
01:25:25
Thank you!