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DRAFT Minutes, GPLAC County Council meeting, November 11, 2018

DRAFT Green Party of Los Angeles County County Council Meeting Minutes
Sunday, November 11, 2018, 2-5pm
Teleconfence instead of in-person meeting because of regional chaos because of the Woosely Fire

County Councilmembers present (7): Diana Brown, Mike Feinstein, Linda Piera-AvilaMelissa GuevaraAva Kermani, Ajay Rai, Julia Russell

County Councilmembers not present (4): Doug Barnett, Marla Bernstein, Rachel Brunhke, Annie Goeke

Other Greens present (1): Rohan Sabnis

Co-Facilitators: Annie Goeke, Ajay Rai
Minutes: Mike Feinstein
Time Keeper:  Lisa Taylor
Vibes Watcher: Ava Kermani

1. Welcome and Introductions - All attendees                                     

Attendees made brief introductions

2. Reviewing our process                                                                      

Goeke presented Relevant Bylaw: Section 9.3 Participation

3. Opportunity to amend agenda and/or add emergency items (five minutes)               
Presenter: Facilitators

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.

Proposal (Feinstein) Eliminate items #10 and #15, change #9 into a decision itme and move #7 back to later on the agenda

Approved by consensus

4. Discussion: Treasurer's Report                                                                                                 
Presenter: Barnett

Barnett reported on status of GPLAC finances.

5. Decision: Approval of minutes from GPLAC September 16th County Council meeting 
Presenter: Feinstein

Proposal (Feinstein): Approval of minutes from GPLAC Sept. 16th County Council meeting                       \

Approved by consensus

6. Decision:  Create County Council contact list
Presenter: Russell

Since meeting was teleconference, agreed to defer until next in-person meeting.

7.  Report: Greens in November 6, 2018 elections
Presenter: Mike Feinstein

Feinstein presented upon Greens who ran and were elected

8.  Decision: Bylaws Interpretation on status of Diana Brown as a GPCA member and her County Council membership
Presenter: Mike Feinstein

Proposal (Feinstein): That the GPLAC approve the following bylaws interepretioan

Bylaws Interpretation:

- Whereas the GPLAC appointed Diana Brown to the County Council on October 3, 2018 thinking she was a regisered Green Party member in Los Angeles County; and
- Whereas Diana Brown is not legally able to register Green in California; and
- Whereas under GPCA Bylaws Membership "GPCA members are those who are legally registered to vote in California as members of the Green Party. County Organizations may also extend GPCA membership to county residents who are not otherwise eligible to register to vote in California, but who affirm in writing the Ten Key Values and the GPCA's purpose, and meet other criteria established by the GPCA and/or the county organization”
- Whereas Diana Brown states for the purposes of recording in writing in the minutes of this meeting, that she affirms the Ten Key Values and the GPCA’s Purpose;
- Therefore on a one time basis, with no intention of setting a future precedent, the GPLAC simultaneous appoints Diana Brown as a GPCA member under Article III Membership, and retroactively considers her earlier appointment valid to the County Council when she was not yet a GPCA member.
Approved by consensus

9. Decision:  Reports, discussion and decisions re Nov. 17th-18th General Assembly in Porterville, CA.      
Presenters: Rai, Russell                                                                                               

Russell led discusion on presention of GPLAC proposal
Feinstein summarized other items on General Assembly agenda

10.  Decision: Selection of Delegates to GPCA General Assembly
Presenters: Rai, Russell    

Self-nominated: Doug Barnett, Marla Bernstein, Diana Brown, Ajay Rai, Julia Russell, Rohan Sabnis,

Proposal (Feinstein): That all self-nominated be selected as delegates under the condition that they vote yes on GPLAC's GPCA Governance proposal

Approved by consensus

11. Discussion:  Neighborhood Council and other 2019-2010 candidate training event           
Sponsor/Presenter: Feinstein

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

Approved by consensus

Other items deferred til future meetings owing to time consttains

12. Decision: Letter to GPCA regarding returning SGA to officially approved voting page and email list        
Sponsors: Feinstein, Rai                                                                                                                

13. Decision: Incorporation of Non-Violence into GPLAC Rules and Procedures
Presenter: Russell

14: Discussion: Role of Vibes Watcher
Presenter: Russell


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