Students at Sacramento State University have rejected a 438$ annual fee increase in the previous week. Here’s a blurb:
“The democratic process has been followed,” Gonzalez said in a statement. “Although I could have implemented the student fee last spring … I wanted students to have the opportunity to vote on the issue.”
Also note that while the article is framed as attempting to build a “residential campus”, none of the funding was actually allocated for student housing (which is a major problem). Additionally, note that the democratic oversight in this case (a simple vote) was optional and could have easily been ignored by the administration.