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DRAFT Minutes, GPLAC County Council meeting, September 16, 2018

Green Party of Los Angeles County
County Council Meeting Minutes
Sunday, September 16, 2018, 5pm teleconference

County Councilmembers present (10): Daniel Alvarado, Doug Barnett, Marla Bernstein, Angelica Dueñas, Mike Feinstein, Annie Goeke, Ava Kermani, Ajay Rai, Julia Russell

County Councilmembers alternates (1): Lisa Taylor (for Piera-Avila)

County Councilmembers not present (1): Rachel Brunhke

Other Greens present (3): Emmanuel Estrada, Melissa Guevara, Shannel Pittman

Others present (1): David Holtzman, speaking on E and EE only

Co-Facilitators: Julia Russell and Ajay Rai
Minutes: Mike Feinstein
Time Keeper:  Lisa Taylor
Vibes Watcher: Ava Kermani

Table of Contents


1. Welcome and Introductions
Brief introductions from attendees


2. Reviewing our process
Rai reviewed process, no questions or comments followed


3. Opportunity to amend agenda and/or add emergency items

Proposal (Feinstein):  Add all items below marked with an asterik * as late items by a 2/3 vote at the time and place in the agenda as proposed below.  Merge items 13-16, and as part of new #13-16, select GPLAC SGA 2018-2019, authorize GPLAC Co-coordinators to send in agenda item for GPCA November General Assembly 

Approved by consensus.


4. Discussion: Treasurer's Report

GPLAC Barnett reported that just paid GPLAC PO Box for six months, sent written report to County Council email list


5. Decision: Approval of minutes from GPLAC July 1st County Council meeting

Proposal (Feinstein): Approve minutes https://losangeles.cagreens.org/county-council/minutes/2018-07-01

Approved by consensus


6. Decision: Election of of GPLAC Co-Coordinators, Male/Female

Nomination: Female Co-coordinator, for September 2018 to August 2019 term
Julia Russell self nominated

Approved by consensus

Nomination: Male Co-coordinator, for September 2018 to August 2019 term
Ajay Rai, self-nominated

Approved by consensus


7. Decision: Set Meeting Location of fall 2018 GPLAC meetings
Sponsors: Rai, Russell

Proposa (Russell, Kermani)l: Next meeting on Sunday, November 11th in Loz Feliz at home of Julia Russell, with December Holiday Party in North Hollywood., invesitgating weekend of 12/15-16, 12/22-23

Approved by consensus


*8. Decision: Taking GPLAC positions on November ballot measures in the City of Los Angeles, the CIty of Santa Monica and statewide

Recommend Endorse:

Endorse: County of Los Angeles - Measure W 
Approved by consensus

Endorse: City of Los Angeles - Charter Amendment B: Municipal Financial Institution
Approved by consensus

Endorse: City of Culver City - Measure D
Approved by consensus

Endorse: State of California:  Proposition 10: Expands Local Governments’ Authority to Enact Rent Control on Residential Property. Initiative Statute.
Approved by consensus

Recommend Oppose:

Oppose: City of Los Angeles - Charter Amendment E: Realign City and State Election Dates
Approved by consensus

Oppose: Los Angeles Unified School District - Charter Amendment EE: Realign Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) and State Election Dates
Approved by consensus

Oppose: City of Santa Monica - Measure TL
Approved by consensus

Oppose: State of California - Proposition 6
Approved by consensus


*9. Decision: Kenneth Mejia Campaign, Rodolfo Cortez Campaign and Fall Events

Report heard from David Bond, campaign manager for Mejia for Congress, no decisions taken


*10: Decision: Green Party Neighborhood Council and other 2019-2010 candidate training event
Sponsor/Presenter: Feinstein

Proposal (Feinstein):  Hold a late January 2019 Green candidate workshop in Los Angeles, with a focus on Greens running in LA County in 2019 and 2020, tentattively on one of the last two Saturdays in January, 2019 with initial contact to existing Green Neighborhood Councilmembers soliciting their involvement.

Approved by consensus


11. Report: Update on GPLAC opposition to Final EIR for warehouse project at 4051 S. Alameda in Los Angeles on the former South Central Farm land (ten minutes)

Piera-Avila and Feinstein presented on recent successul efforts to appeal the Los Angeles Planning Commission's approval and on the campaign to persuade the owner to sell the land so that it can be converted back into an urban farm and food hub.


12. Decision: Bylaws Amendment Section 8-3 Nominations

Proposal (Feinstein, Bernstein, Piera-Avila) That Section 8-3 be amended from reading as thus:

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.

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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 County Council meetings (or on-line votes) between September 16 and November 11 for those who attended a County Counci meeting within the previous one year, may gather at least ten 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

Approved by consensus


13. Decision: Various decisions regarding GPCA-GPLAC relations

Proposal (Feinstein): That the GPLAC’s SGA 2018-2019 delegates will remain the same as in 2017-2018, except Lisa Hsu is no longer a delegate and Melissa Guevara will take her place, and the County Council reserves the right to revisit this delegation during the 2018-2019 term.

Approved by consensus

Proposal (Feinstein): That the GPLAC authorize GPLAC co-coordinators Ajay Rai and Julia Russell to submit an agenda item to the GPCA by the September 24th deadline, addressing outstanding issues between the GPLAC and the GPCA, including use of the GPCA data base, the changing of the SGA voting page, the behavior of the GPCA male spokesperson.

Approved by consensus

Proposal (Russell): That the GPLAC organize and document the violations and conflict with GPCA Bylaws, protocols and practice and the actions necessary to address them and to and restore integrity and legitimacy of GPCA operations, and that this be included with the GPLAC's proposed agenda item for the GPCA November General Assembly.

Approved by consensus

Proposal (Russell): That as part of the GPLAC's proposed agenda item for the GPCA November General Assembly, that it state that the GPLAC is ready now to begin conversations now with Greens from other counties.

Approved by consensus


14. DIscussion: Role of Vibes Watcher

Russell shared her thoughts and comments were taken in response


 

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