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Minutes, GPLAC County Council meeting, April 8, 2018

Green Party of Los Angeles County • County Council Meeting Minutes
Saturday, April 8, 2018 • Teleconference
2pm to 4pm: Meeting

County Councilmembers present (10): Daniel Alvarado, Doug Barnett, Marla Bernstein, Rachel Brunhke, Mike Feinstein, Annie Goeke, Ava Kermani, Cordula Ohman, Linda Piera-Avila, Julia Russell

County Councilmembers not present (6): Tom Bibiyan, Angelica Dueñas,  Cris Gutierrez, Ajay Rai, Aria Pakatchi, Adia Williams

Co-Facilitators: Marla Bernstein
Minutes: Mike Feinstein
Time Keeper:  Julia Russell
Vibes Watcher: Cordula Ohman

1) Welcome and Introductions

All attendees introduced themselves

2) Opportunity to amend agenda and/or add emergency items (ten minutes)
Presenter: Facilitators

Proposal (Feinstein): Add this decision item to agenda:  Decision:  Amend minutes of December 16, 2017
Sponsor/Presenter: Feinstein
Background:  Justine Berne-Akley was listed in the minutes as not in attendance.  A review of previous minutes shows she had already lost her seat via non-attendance after the preceding minutes.
Proposal:  Remove Justine Berne-Akley from the December 16, 2017 minutes

Approved by consensus

Proposal (Feinstein): Change 8) Discussion: Status of GPLAC access to Nationbuilder Data Base, Promotion of GPLAC-endorsed candidate
 to 4) Decision: Status of GPLAC access to Nationbuilder Data Base, Promotion of GPLAC-endorsed candidate

Approved by consensus

3) Decision: Election of GPLAC Female Co-coordinator (fifteen minutes)

Nomination (Russell, self-nominated)

Elected by consensus

4) Decision: Status of GPLAC access to Nationbuilder Data Base, Promotion of GPLAC-endorsed candidate
Sponsor/Presenter: Feinstein, Rai

Proposal (Feinstein, Russell): That Russell send letter to GPCA IT Committee in her role as co-coordinator, and that Bruhnke follow with a phone call to the IT Committee co-coordinator

Approved by consenesus

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

Barnett reported on the status of the GPLAC account; and noted that he just paid for six months for the GPLAC PO Box at $65

It was also discussed that in the future the Treasurer would file a written report to the GPLAC County Council email list, in addition to making an oral report at the meeting, and that saving account totals wold be part of the written report

6) Decision: Amendment of minutes from December 2017 meeting

Proposal (Feinstein): Remove Justine Berne-Akley from the December 16, 2017 minutes

Approve by consensus

7) Decision: Approval of minutes from February 11, 2018 meeting

Proposal (Feinstein): Approve as submitted

Approved by consensus

8) Discussion: Review of just concluded Standing General Assembly

Discussion was held on the results of the recent Standing General Assembly

9) Discussion: Applications for GPCA Coordinating Committee and GPUS Delegation

Discussion held on the deadline to submit applications and which GPLAC members might apply

10) Decision: Update on campaigns GPLAC-endorsed candidates efforts and their promotion by GPLAC

Feinstein reported on this campaign; Bruhnke had to leave the call and was not able to make her report

10) Decision: Set Summer County Council meeting dates

No proposal made, no decision taken.

11) DIscussion: GPLAC Bylaws regading filling County Council vacancies

Discussion centered around having an on-line proposal in time to be passed before the May 20, 2018 County Council meeting



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