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Minutes, GPLAC County Council meeting, July 1, 2018

Green Party of Los Angeles County • County Council Meeting Minutes
Sunday, July 1, 2018
2pm to 5pm: Teleconference

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

County Councilmembers not present (5): Daniel Alvarado, Tom Bibiyan, Cris Gutierrez, Ajay Rai, Adia Williams

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.

Proposal (Feinstein): Cut ten minutes out of #6, from 30 to 20; and ten minutes from #11 from 25 to 15 minutes; change #7 to decision, include ICE-related issue

Approved by consensus

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

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

Approved by consensus

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

Background: GPLAC MeWe page

Feinstein, Russell reported on number of signups with new MeWe page

Feinstein explained that Russell had not yet been given admin control until he would be back in town to show her how it works in person

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

The following candidates gave their reports:
Michael Feinstein, Secretary of State
Angelica Dueñas, US House of Representatives, District 29
Rachel Bruhnke, State Assembly, District 70

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

Dueñas presented topic future GPLAC-sponsored events; Dueñas, Feinstein volunteered

7b) Decision: Endorse Occupy ICE Coalition

Proposal (Dueñas): The GPLAC expresses its solidarity and support for the Occupy ICE Coalition, solidarity and support with the goals of re-uniting families and with abolishing ICE, encourages Green Party members to be involved, and appoints Angelica Dueñas as the GPLAC representative and spokesperson to the Coalition.

Approved by consensus

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

Bruhnke gave a report, a general discussion followed

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

Feinstein reported on the results, noted that the Coordianting Committee violated GPCA bylaws in conducting the election, by using a process that had not been approved by the GPCA, resulting in elections not in conformance with party rules

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

Feinstein that email blasts were sent with GPCA endorsements before the June 2018 primary, but that issues with importing data led to a higher level of email bounces than normal

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

Item deferred until follow up discussion can occur with candidates

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

Item deferred until more review of new GPCA bylaw regarding such selections can occur

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

Discussion occured about potential amendments to existing bylaws, and the process for effectuating it

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