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DRAFT: Agenda, GPLAC County Council meeting, June 13, 2021

DRAFT Green Party of Los Angeles County, County Council Meeting Agenda, Sunday, June 13, 2021
Teleconference information shared via County Council email list
Check in/socializing: 1:30pm to 2pm
Business meeting: 2pm to 5pm

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)
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
• Relevant Bylaw: Section 9.3 Participation
9.3.1 Open Meetings: With the consent of the Council, all members of the Green Party of Los Angeles County may participate in the 'Consensus-seeking Process' but only Council members may hold any 'unresolved concerns' and participate in any vote, should one become necessary.
9.3.2 County Council members shall receive priority in discussions, to ensure that they have time to a) seek clarifications. b) express their concerns and affirmations, and c) take a vote, if necessary. At the discretion of the facilitation

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

• Relevant By-Law
The agenda may be amended by a 3/5 vote of County Councilmember present. Emergency and/or late items may be added to the agenda by a 2/3 vote of County Councilmembers (in the interest of time, suggested amendments and their rationale should be offered on-line before the meeting)

Proposal (Feinstein): Add the late items below with an *, in the order presented below.

4. Discussion: Treasurer's Report (ten minutes)
Sponsor/Presenter: Doug Barnett, GPLAC Treasurer

5. Decision: Approval of GPLAC Minutes (ten minutes)
Sponsors: Timeka Drew, Mike Feinstein

Proposal (Feinstein): Approval of GPLAC minutes, February 21, 2021

Proposal (Feinstein): Approval of GPLAC minutes, April 11, 2021

Proposal (Feinstein): Approval of GPLAC minutes, May 16, 2021

6. Discussion:  Update County Council membership and officers (ten minutes) *
Sponsors: Mike Feinstein, GPLAC Secretary 


7: Discussion:  Update on GPLAC email blasts (five minutes)*
Mike Feinstein

8. Decision: Preserving GPCA ballot status strategy and recruiting for 2022 races (fifteen minutes) * 

Sponsors: Timeka Drew, Mike Feinstein 

Background:  This item provides for an update and discussion on Greens considering running in 2022 statewide races and how this matter is being handled by the GPCA. 

As content, the GPLAC sent a letter to the GPCA State Meeting Planning Commitee and Coordinating Commitee expressing concern about the lack of time dedicated to 2022 candidates and the failure to plan for an endorsement proccess for them.  There was no response from the GPCA.

9. Decision: Conducting poll of GPLAC members on Newsom recall and potential Green candidates in the recall (fifteen minutes) *
Sponsors: Mike Feinstein 

Background: At its April 11 meeting, the County Council authorized a poll to GPLAC members about the Governor Newsom recall, should the recall qualify.  The recall has not yet officially qualified, but this will be confirmed in a matter of days.  Minutes from the April 11 meeting are not clear about what question to ask - or not ask - about whether Green should run.  This item provides an opporutnity to clarify the issue with an amendment to the original proposa.

Proposal: That the poll contain the following question - if a Green runs in the recall election, what are the top five issues you believe should be emphasized by the Green candidate?  What are the five policies of the Newsom administration that you have concerns with, from a Green perspective.

9. Decision: GPCA General Assembly agenda items and GPLAC delegates (fifteen minutes) *
Sponsors: Mike Feinstein, Ajay Rai

Background: The next GPCA General Assembly will occur June 19-20.  On the agenda are two platform planks up for an SGA vote during June 

Health Care:

and this strategic item on electoral reform 

Proposal: That the GPLAC select GA Delegates

Proposal:  That the GPLAC approve the following statement on Electoral Reform

10. Decision:  Election of GPCA SGA Delegates (five minutes) *
Sponsors: Feinstein, Rai

Proposal: That the GPLAC election the following SGA delegates, and then fill the remainder at its August 1 meeting.

Josefina Aranda
Doug Barnett
Marla Bernstein
Timeka Drew
Mike Feinstein
Annie Goeke
Melissa Guevara
Sasha Karlik
Ava Kermani
Genevieve Marcus
Cordula Ohman
Linda Piera-Avila
Michael Powelson
Shane Que Hee
Ajay Rai
Cynthia Santiago
Jeff Sklar
Alex Walker

11. Decision:  Considertion of future GPLAC meetings in light of COVID-19 (ten minutes) *
Sponsor: Drew, Feinstein, Rai

Background: In 2020, the County Council voted to hold all meetings virtually through 2021.  This item give the Council the opportunity to revist that decision.

Proposal:  That the GPLAC


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