You are here

DRAFT: Minutes, GPLAC County Council meeting, April 11, 2021

DRAFT Green Party of Los Angeles County, County Council Meeting Agenda, Sunday, April 11, 2021
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 BernsteinTimeka DrewMike Feinstein, Annie Goeke, Ava Kermani, Danielle MeadLinda Piera-AvilaAjay Rai

County Councilmembers not-present (2):  Diana Little, Cordula Ohman

Other GPLAC Greens present (5):  Kevin Allesee (not sure if he was there) , Renny Chavez,  Cesar Flores, Shannell Pittman, David Rockello,

Other GPCA Greens present (3): Henk Conn (Arcata), Jake Tonkel (San Jose), Nicole Castor (Sacramento)

Non-Greens present (2): Joey Martinez, Martha Camacho-Rodriguez

Quorum reached at 2:04 (7): Timeka Drew, Mike Feinstein, Annie Goeke, Danielle Mead, Linda Piera-Avila, Ajay Rai

Arrived at 2:17: Tonkel, Fimbres, Conn 

Arrived at 2:53:  Kermani 

Facilitators: Timeka Drew, Ajay Rai
Minutes: Mike Feinstein
Time Keeper:  Linda Piera-Avila
Vibes Watcher: Ava Kermani

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

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

Drew reviewed the process

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

Proposal (Feinstein): Add the items below with an *, in the order presented below, including agenda item in respose to a request sent by Shannel Pittman from Martha Camacho-Rodriguez about AB 1195, as a follow up from the GPLAC's position opposing SB 625 in 2020

Approved by consensus

4. Discussion: Treasurer's Report 
Sponsor/Presenter: Doug Barnett, GPLAC Treasurer

Barnett reported on GPLAC finances.

5. Discussion: Preserving GPCA ballot status strategy and recruiting for 2022 races (thirty minutes) *
Sponsors: Timeka Drew, Mike Feinstein 

Presentations heard from Veronika Fimbres and Henk Conn

6. Discussion: Conducting poll of GPLAC members on Newsom recall (thirty minutes) *
Sponsors: Mike Feinstein 

Proposal #1 (Feinstein):  First question:
- Endorse the recall
- Oppose the recall
- Be neutral

Report results to GPCA, encourage other counties to conduct their own similar polls

Approved by consensus 

Proposal #2 (Feinstein):  Second quesiton

- Run and endorse a Green in the replacement election 
- Run and endorse a Green in the replacement election only if there is a strong candiate
- Greens should not enodrsment/support a candidate in the replacement election


Proposal #3: What information should be included?

(1) Process information 

Links to
- CA Secretary of State page explaining 2021 recall timeline and process 
Not yet published 
- CA election code on recall
- GPCA process and timeline for taking a position

(2) Synopsis of GPCA action on 2003 recall 
GPCA endorsed Peter Camejo, but did not take a position on the recall itself

Proposal (Feinstein):  Approve of doing a poll with that above

Approved by consensus

7. Decision: Sign On Letter: Climate Justice for LA (ten minutes)*
Sponsor/Presenter: Drew

Proposal (Drew): That the GPLAC sign onto this letter

Approved by consensus

8. Decision: Sign-on letter: Abolish the Federal & Military Death Penalty (ten minutes)*
Sponsors/Presenters: Piera-Avila

Proposal (Piera-Avila): That the GPLAC sign onto letter and put a call for emails on our web page and include in email blasts to members going out for other reasons. 

Approved by consensus 

9. Discussion: Update on Greens in Neighborhood Council 2021 elections  (fifteen minutes) *
Sponsors/Presenters: Danielle Mead, David Rockello, Mike Feinstein

Feinstein presented update on number of Greens running and elected.

10. Discussion: GPLAC and non-partisan races in Los Angeles in 2022 (fifteen minutes) *
Sponsors: Timeka Drew, Mike Feinstein 

Discussion about which candidates in which races likely to seek Green Party support.

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

Questions asked by attendees, but no requests to join heard

12. Discussion: AB 1995 

Presentation heard from Martha Camacho-Rodriguez

Theme by Danetsoft and Danang Probo Sayekti inspired by Maksimer