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DRAFT Agenda, GPLAC County Council meeting, May 20, 2018

Green Party of Los Angeles County • County Council Meeting Agenda
Sunday, May 20, 2018
2pm to 5pm: Meeting
334 W. 17th Street, San Pedro, 90731

Co-Facilitators: Ajay Rai and Timeka Drew
Minutes: Mike Feinstein
Time Keeper:  Linda Piera Avila
Vibes Watcher: Cordula Ohman

1) Welcome and Introductions - All attendees (ten minutes)

2) Opportunity to amend agenda and/or add emergency items (five minutes)
Presenter: Facilitators
• Relevant By-Law 9-5.5 Once distributed, the Agenda may not be changed until the meeting. The time and order of already agendized items may be amended by a 3/5 vote.  New agenda items may be added by a 2/3 vote.

3) Report: Treasurer’s report (five minutes)
Sponsor/Presenter: Doug Barnett, GPLAC Treasurer

4) Decision: Approval of minutes from April 8, 2018 meeting (five minutes)
Sponsor/Presenter: Feinstein

5) Decision: Update on GPLAC-endorsed candidates and their promotion by GPLAC (thirty-five minutes)

Michael Feinstein, Secretary of State; June 5 primary election
Angelica Dueñas, US House of Representatives, District 29; June 5 primary election
Kenneth Mejia, US House of Representatives, District 34; June 5 primary election
Rodolfo Cortes Barragan, US House of Representatives, District 40; June 5 primary election
Rachel Bruhnke, State Assembly, District 70; June 5 primary election

6) Decision: Approval of administrator, GPCA Facebook Page (five minutes)
Sponsor/Presenter: Feinstein, Rai, Russell

Proposal: That Angelica Dueñas be appointed as co-administrator

7) Decision: Approval of administrator, GPCA MeWe Page (five minutes)
Sponsor/Presenter: Feinstein, Rai, Russell

Proposal: That Mike Feinstein and Julia Russell be appointed as co-administrators

8) Discussion: Status of GPLAC access to Nationbuilder Data Base, Promotion of GPLAC-endorsed candidate (twenty minutes)
Sponsor/Presenter: Feinstein, Rai, Russell

9) Discussion: Standing General Assembly elections for GPCA Coordinating Committee and GPUS Delegation (ten minutes)

10) Decision: Discusion of Agenda and Choosing Delegates for Upcoming GPCA General Assembly, June 9-10 (thirty minutes)
Sponsor/Presenter: Feinstein

Background: See items here

Proposal: Choose Delegates

Rachel Bruhnke, Angelica Duenas, Melissa Guevara, Ajay Rai, Linda Piera-Avila, Mike Feinstein, Julia Russell, Annie Goek, Ava Kermani,

and direct co-coorinatorfs to read statement at the beginning of the agenda

11) Decision: Set Summer County Council meeting dates and Election Night Party (fifteen minutes)
Sponsor/Presenter: Rai, Russell in role as co-coordinators

Background: The next GPLAC meeting is Sunday, May 20. The June primary election is Tuesday, June 5. The next GPCA General Assembly is Saturday/Sunday, June 9-10, and the GPUS Annual National Meeting is likely July 19-22.

July `1 (teleconference)
August 12 (Tongva Park)

September 16 (tbd)

endorse the other three

12) Discussion: GPLAC Bylaws regarding filling County Council vacancies (fifteen minutes)
Sponsor/Presenter: Feinstein

Background: Section 8-3 Nominations

8-3.1 Nominees must be registered Greens within the District they wish to represent, and must also gather as many signatures of registered Greens in the district on a petition as defined in 8.4, as would be normally required by the County Registrar to appear on the ballot in that district, for the purposes of being elected to the Los Angeles County Green Party County Council; or for the County Council meetings of March 12, April 23 and June 4, may gather five signatures of registered Greens in the district on a petition as defined in 8.4 and to be appointed, would need 80% approval from the County Council

8-3.2 Any nominee that has satisfied the conditions as stated in 8-3.1 may request that a vote be taken either at the next County Council meeting as long as the nominations have been submitted by the agenda-submittal deadline, or may request that the County Council vote by email, or by teleconferencing, if a teleconference is already scheduled. The Co-Coordinators must agendize the vote as requested by the nominee. If the vote is to occur at an in-person meeting or teleconference, it must be agendized as the first order of business, except if there are elections under 5-2.4 agendized, in which case consideration of appointment of the nominee shall be agendized immediately afterwards.

13) Discussion:  "A Green New Deal for 21st Century Agriculture" (ten minutes)
Sponsor/Presenter: Bruhnke

Background: A discussion of the relevance of this topic to our politics in urban areas.

14) Discussion:  Social Media Savvy  (fifteen minutes)
Sponsor/Presenter: Bruhnke

Background: A breakout/workshop style session to train GPLAC members in use of GP party social media

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