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DRAFT: Minutes, GPLAC County Council meeting, July 19, 2020

DRAFT Green Party of Los Angeles County, County Council Meeting Agenda, Sunday, July 19, 2020
Teleconference information shared via County Council email list
Check in/socializing: 1:30pm to 2pm
Business meeting: 2pm to 5pm

County Councilmembers present (7): Doug Barnett, Marla Bernstein, Mike Feinstein, Diana Little, Danielle Mead, Cordula Ohman, Linda Piera-Avila
County Councilmembers not Greens present (4):  Timeka Drew, Annie Goeke, Ava Kermani, Ajay Rai,
Other Greens present: David Rockello

reached quorum at 2:05 with Barnett, Bernstein, Feinstein, Little, Mead, Ohman, Piera-Avila

Facilitators: Danielle Mead
Minutes: Mike Feinstein
Time Keeper:  Linda Piera-Avila
Vibes Watcher: Cordula Ohman

1. Welcome and Introductions - All attendees

All present introduced themselves, including role w/GPLAC County Council or otherwise with Green Party, or as outside observer

2. Reviewing our process 

Rai presented Relevant Bylaw: Section 9.3 Participation

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

Proposal (Feinstein): Approve the addition of the items marked with an asterik * below as late items, 2/3 vote required.

Approved by consensus

4. Report: Treasurer’s report 

Presenter: Doug Barnett, GPLAC Treasurer 

Barnett reported on the status of GPLAC finances and provided a written summary to the County Council email list.

5: Discussion: Report on status of GPLAC Green voter registration data base and outreach  
Sponsors/Presenters: Feinstein

Feinstein provided pdate on integration of new data in the GPLAC Green voter registration data base and outreach conducted.

6: Decision: Oppose SB 625
Sponsor: Feinstein, Piera-Avila

Proposal (Feinstein): That the GPLAC approved the following statement opposing SB 625

Approved by consensus

7. Decision: Nominate delegates for 2020-2021 GPCA Standing General Assembly*

Sponsor/Presenters: Drew, Rai

Decision:  Accept any nominations by County Council members.

Danielle Mead self-nominated
David Rockello self-nominated

8. Decision:  Post-GPUS PNC response; sponsor zoom meeting with Hawkins/Walker
Sponsor/Presenter: Feinstein

Proposal (Feinstein): That the GPLAC add a county council meeting on Sunday, August 2nd, at a time to be confirmed with the Hawkins/Walker campaign, that would feature the two candidates via Zoom.  Greens across LA County would be invited via email and have an opportunity to ask questions and interact with the candidates. 

Before or after the time with the candidates, that there be a debriefing time scheduled for the County Council, along with anyone who was a delegate or alterante to the GPUS Presidential Nominating Convention, to talk about their experiences with the convention and the overall nominating process. 

Approved by consensus 

9. Discussion: Planning Fall Endorsements - candidates and ballot measures
Sponsor/Presenters: Feinstein

Rview of statewide measures on the November ballot upon which the GPLAC will take an on-line vote, and discussion of other potential endorsements.

10. Discussion: Hearing from those seeking future appointment to County Council to fill unfilled seats from March primary election (fifteen minutes)*

None present.

11: Discussion: Amendment, Bylaws: Ten Key Values
Sponsor/Presenter: Feinstein

This item was first heard on the May 17 County Council meeting and posted to the County Council email list on May 10.  Two possible amendments were discussed before it goes to an on-line vote. One was to extend the period in which the lower nomination signature threshold to apply to join the County Council would be in place.  The other was to create a small number of potential at-large seats for the County Council to address unusual circumstances. 

12 Report: Top Two lawsuit - closed session, County Councilmembers only*

Update was heard.

Meeting ended at 4:35


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