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DRAFT Agenda, GPLAC County Council meeting, July 1, 2018

Green Party of Los Angeles County • County Council Meeting Agenda
Sunday, July 1, 2018
1:45 pm call in to get settled
2pm to 5pm: Teleconference

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

1) Welcome and Introductions - All attendees  (10 minutes)

2) Opportunity to amend agenda and/or add emergency items (5 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  (5 minutes)
Sponsor/Presenter: Doug Barnett, GPLAC Treasurer

4) Decision: Approval of minutes from May 20, 2018 meeting (5 minutes)
Sponsor/Presenter: Feinstein

5) Discussion: Update on implementation of GPCA MeWe Page (5 minutes)
Sponsor/Presenter: Feinstein, Russell

Background: GPLAC MeWe page

6) Discussion: Post campaign report on GPLAC-endorsed candidates whose campaigns ended with June primary and their promotion by GPLAC     (30 minutes)

Michael Feinstein, Secretary of State; June 5 primary election
Angelica Dueñas, US House of Representatives, District 29; June 5 primary election
Rachel Bruhnke, State Assembly, District 70; June 5 primary election

7) Discussion: Holding future GPLAC sponsored, issued based public forums
Presenter: Dueñas (10 minutes)

Background: Dueñas will discuss ideas she has for future GPLAC-sponsored events

8) Discussion: Report back from GPCA General Assembly, GPLAC process at General Assembly (20 minutes)
Presenters: Rai/Russell as co-coordinators

Background: This item it to hear from GPLAC members who were present at the recent GPCA General Assembly, and to discuss how delegates voted and how additional delegates are chosen.

9) Discussion: Results of Standing General Assembly elections for GPCA Coordinating Committee and GPUS Delegation (10 minutes)
Sponsor/Presenter: Rai, Russell

Background: These elections are scheduled at the end of June 2018.

10) Discussion: Status of GPLAC access to GPCA Nationbuilder Data Base, update on implementation of GPLAC Nationbuilder Data Base and overall GPLAC/GPCA relationship.  (30 minutes)
Sponsor/Presenter: Feinstein, Rai

Background: Update from Feinstein, Rai and Russell on discussions with GPCA, and from Feinstein on implementation of GPLAC Nationbuilder Data Base.  Discussion of long term relations between GPCA and GPLAC.

11) Decision: Update from GPLAC-endorsed Congressional candidates whose campaigns will be on the November ballot and outreach efforts on their behalf   (25 minutes)
Sponsor/Presenter: Rai, Russell

Background: This item is to hear from the two GPLAC-endorsed Congressional candidates whose campaigns will be on the November ballot and to approve outreach efforts on their behalf. The item is placed later in the agenda to eliminate time conflicts in order to allow each candidate do Sunday afternoon campaigning first.  This item may also include call-in participation from members of the GPUS Youth Caucus, who are also supporting these candidates.

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

Proposal: Authorize email blasts on behalf of Mejia and Cortes Barragan.

12) Decision: Discussion of Choosing Delegates for 2018-2019 GPCA SGA (15 minutes)
Sponsor/Presenter: Feinstein

Background: The GPCA passed a new bylaw at the June 9-10 General Assembly affecting how SGA delegates are chosen This agenda item is meant to review that change, with the objective of agreeing upon an outreach process and a decision either at the August 12 GPLAC meeting, or on-line afterwards.

Proposal: That the GPLAC elect its 2018-2019 SGA delegates either at its August 12 meeting or afterwards via on-line vote.

13) Discussion: GPLAC Bylaws regarding filling County Council vacancies (15 minutes)
Sponsor/Presenter: Bruhnke, Feinstein

Background:  The current GPLAC bylaw is as follows.  This item is meant to discuss whether it should be amended.

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.

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