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DRAFT Minutes, GPLAC County Council meeting, October 22, 2017

Green Party of Los Angeles County • County Council Meeting Minutes
Sunday, October 22, 2017 • Work Evolution Labs,  235 E Broadway #800, Long Beach
Noon: Pot luck vegetarian potluck
1pm to 4pm: Meeting

County Councilmembers present (8): Rachel Brunhke, Angelica Dueñas, Mike Feinstein, Annie Goeke, Cordula Ohman, Linda Piera-Avila, Ajay Rai, Julia Russell,

County Councilmembers not present (10): Daniel Alvarado, Doug Barnett, Marla Bernstein, Justine Berne Akley, Tom Bibiyan, Cris Gutierrez, Ava Kermani, Aria Pakatchi, Matthew Wheeler, Adia Williams

County Council alternates (6): Jesus Alvarado (for Daniel Alvarado), Kristen Cox (for Ava Kermani), Timeka Drew (for Adia Williams), Anne Enerholm (for Rachel Brunhke) (until 2:05), Sasha Karlik (for Tom Bibiyan), Angel Orrellano (for Angelica Dueñas after 2:10) Llsa Taylor (for Cris Gutierrez)

Other Greens present (10): Henk Conn, Rodolfo Cortes, Hank Mollet, Rusty Slota, Rohan Sabnis, Angel Orrellano, Jorge Murado, Shannel Pittman, Lisa Wong, Miguel Zuniga

Non Greens present (4): Mike Biazeviche, Andrew Carroll, Maria Estrada, Josie Garcia


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

1) Welcome and Introductions - All attendees

2) Opportunity to amend agenda and/or add emergency items
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.

Proposal (Feinstein): Add new item Discussion: Presentation from Henk Conn, Green running for Long Beach City Council (15 minutes)

Proposal (Feinstein): Add new item Discussion: Update on GPLAC bylaws proposal to GPCA

Proposal (Dueñas): Add new item Discussion: Update on December event, and have it heard before Dueñas has to leave after 2pm, and move up DACA item so Dueñas can present before she leaves as well

Approved by Consensus


3) Decision: Election of GPLAC Female Co-coordinator
Sponsor/Presenter: Rai in role as co-coordinator

Election: Female co-coordinator position

No nominations made


4) Report: Treasurer’s report
Sponsor/Presenter: Doug Barnett, GPLAC Treasurer

Barnett not present, no presentation made


5) Decision: Approval of minutes from September 10, 2017 meetings
Sponsor/Presenter: Feinstein

http://losangeles.cagreens.org/county-council/minutes/2017-09-10

Approved by consensus


6) Decision: Endorsement of Michael Feinstein for Secretary of State
Sponsor/Presenter: Rai in role as co-coordinator

Proposal: Endorsement of Michael Feinstein for Secretary of State

Approved by consensus


7) Decision: GPLAC Statement About DACA
Sponsor/Presenter: Dueñas

Dueñas presented the latest draft from the GPLAC email list, took input, and a revised version will be put to an on-line vote of the County Council.


8) Discussion: Update on December 16 GPLAC event
Proposal: Dueñas

Dueñas made report made on search for site


9) Decision: Endorsement of Hank Mollin for State Assembly
Sponsor/Presenter: Rai in role as co-coordinator

Proposal: Endorsement of Hank Mollin for State Assembly

Approved by consensus


10) Discussion: Review of Agenda Items for GPCA General Assembly, November 11-12, 2017

Sponsor/Presenter: Benstein, Feinstein, Rai

Background: The next General Assembly of the Green Party of California is on November 11-12 in Ventura.  The draft agenda has not been released via emai by the six week date specified in GPCA bylaws.  However it is posted on this link:  www.cagreens.org/ga/2017-11


11) Discussion: Nominations for GPLAC Representation to GPCA Ventura County General Assembly (November 11-12) 
Sponsors/Presenters: Rai in role as co-coordinator

Those requesting being a delegate:

Daniel Alvarado
Doug Barnett
Marla Bernstein
Rachel Brunhke
Kristen Cox
Timeka Drew
Angelica Dueñas
Mike Feinstein
Kenneth Mejia
Angel Orellana
Ajay Rai
Julia Russell (transportation dependent)
Rohan Sabnis
Alex Walker
Miguel Zuniga


12) Discussion: Green Party and the Rendón recall effort (fifteen minutes)
Sponsor: Dueñas
Presenter: Cortes

Jorge Murado and Rodolfo Cortes presented about  the recall effort of State Assembly member Anthony Rendon.


13) Discussion: Role of GPLAC Vibes Watcher at GPLAC County Council meetings (ten minutes)
Sponsor/Presenter: Bibiyan

Discussion held about how vibes watcher role is implemented and what are the roles of each meeting attendee to let the vibes watcher know when they feel there is an issue of concern.


14) Discussion: Presentation from Henk Conn, Green running for Long Beach City Council (ten minutes)

Long Beach Green Henk Conn stated that his mayoral camapign would focus on rent control issues.
Facebook page for Henk Conn https://www.facebook.com/henkconn/


15) Discussion: Update on GPLAC bylaws proposal to GPCA (ten minutes)
Sponsor/Presenter: Feinstein

Feinstein reported that in violation of GPCA bylaws, the GPCA State Coordinating Committee did not put forward the GPLAC's bylaws proposal to the GPCA General Assembly, despite the GPLAC following those bylaws (http://www.cagreens.org/bylaws/2016-07-03#Article_13-2_Amendment) by presenting the bylaws change to the GPCA Bylaws Committee first, and despite the Bylaws Committee being asked on several occassions to review the GPLAC's text.


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