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DRAFT: Minutes, GPLAC County Council meeting, November 8, 2020

DRAFT Green Party of Los Angeles County, County Council Meeting Minutes, Sunday, November 8, 2020
Teleconference information shared via County Council email list
Check in/socializing: 1:30pm to 2pm
Business meeting: 2pm to 5pm

County Councilmembers present (9): Doug Barnett, Marla BernsteinMike Feinstein, Ava Kermani, Diana Little (late), Danielle MeadCordula Ohman,Linda Piera-AvilaAjay Rai

County Councilmember alternate (1): David Rockello (for Annie Goeke)

County Councilmembers not-present (1): Timeka DrewAnnie Goeke,

Quorum reached at 2:07 (8): Doug Barnett, Marla BernsteinMike Feinstein, Danielle MeadCordula OhmanLinda Piera-AvilaAjay Rai, David Rockello (for Annie Goeke)

Kermani joined call at ___
Little joined call at 4:05

Facilitators: Ajay Rai
Minutes: Mike Feinstein
Time Keeper:  Linda Piera-Avila
Vibes Watcher: Cordula Ohman

1. Welcome and Introductions - All attendees (ten minutes)
Very brief introductions, including role w/GPLAC County Council or otherwise with Green Party, or as outside observer

2. Reviewing our process (two minutes)
Presenter: Facilitators

Rai reviewed Relevant Bylaw: Section 9.3 Participation

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

Proposal (Feinstein):  Add Closed Session item about Two Two lawsuit (3 minutes)
Proposal (Barnett): Move Treasurer's  report down in agenda

Approved by consensus 

4. Proposal (Feinstein):  Closed Session Two Two case 

Feinstein provided brief update

5. Decision: Approval of minutes of September 27 
Sponsor/Presenter: Feinstein, GPLAC Secretary

Proposal (Feinstein): Approve minutes of September 27, 2020

Approved by consensus 

6. Decision: Schedule 2021 GPLAC meetings 
Sponsor: Feinstein

Proposal (Feinstein, with amedments by Mead and Rai): That the following schedule is adopted.

Sunday, December 13, 2020
Sunday, January 10, 2021
Sunday, February 21, 2021
Sunday, April 4, 2021
Sunday, May 9, 2021   
Sunday, June 13, 2021  
Sunday, August 1, 2021 
Sunday, September 9, 2021
Sunday, October 24, 2021  
Sunday, December 12, 2021

Approved by consensus 

7. Decision: Appoint Volunteer Coordinators for volunteers coming in via GPLAC webpage
Sponsor: Mike Feinstein

Background: On the GPLAC's Nationbuilder webpage is a volunteer sign-up page  Notice can be emailed each time a volunteer signs up, to whomever the GPLAC chooses. 

Proposal: That the GPLAC appoint Kermanie and Goeke (pending her post-meeting agreement) to respond to volunteer sign-ups

Approved by consensus 

8. Discussion: Hearing from Greens in LA County who ran in November 2020 Elections
Sponsor: Mike Feinstein

Estrada presented on his winning campaign

9. Discussion: Treasurer's Report 
Sponsor/Presenter: Doug Barnett, GPLAC Treasurer; Ajay Rai, GPLAC Co-Coordinator

Barnett provided update on GPLAC finances. Council discussed updated donation page

10. Discussion: Update on Neighborhood Council Outreach 
Sponsors/Presenters: Danielle Mead, David Rockello, Mike Feinstein

Council discussed possible training session in December for Greens interested in running for Neighborhood Council

11. ​Discussion: Hearing from Greens interested in joining the County Council 

Item not heard, no one present seeking appointment

11. Discussion: Bylaws amendment - County Council nomination signatures 
Sponsors: Mike Feinstein, Linda Piera-Avilla

Discussion held about potential  revision of bylaws

12. Discussion: GPCA Standing General Assembly (SGA) agenda items 
Sponsors: Timeka Drew, Ajay Rai

Discussion held on Pandemics plank before the GPCA Standing General Assembly (SGA) that GPLAC members of the SGA will vote upon:

13. Discussion: Preserving GPCA ballot status strategy 
Timeka Drew, Mike Feinstein 

Discussion held that individual counties may need to recruit candidates for 2022

14. Discussion (optional): Post-election impressions (open)
Sponsors: Timeka Drew, Ajay Rai

Discussion held, members shares impressions about the Green Party and the just concluded elections. 

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