First Adopted July 8, 1999
Revised September 13, 2001
Second Revision March 14, 2002
The City of Alameda Green Party (CAGP) seeks to establish a credible alternative voice in Alameda to strengthen and benefit our community through the application of the Ten Key Values, which are the basis of the Green Party: Social Justice, Community-Based Economics, Non-Violence, Decentralization, Future Focus/Sustainability, Feminism, Personal and Global Responsibility, Respect for Diversity, Grassroots Democracy, and Ecological Wisdom.
General Membership meetings are held monthly. Everyone is invited to attend General Membership meetings and discuss issues of local concern. Local meetings will be advertised widely, and no one will be excluded from attending or speaking.
Membership and Voting
From time to time, the CAGP will take stands on local issues or make endorsements in elections. Only members of the CAGP may cast a vote on these matters. A person is a member of the CAGP if she or he meets both of the following criteria:
The CAGP will always strive for consensus on issues, but if consensus is not reached after a reasonable period of time, the CAGP may make a decision by a two-thirds (2/3) vote of those members present at a General Membership meeting.
The CAGP may take stands on issues or make endorsements in elections only on those matters that primarily affect Alameda. Issues that have a significant impact outside of Alameda must be brought to the Alameda County Green Party County Council for consideration.
These bylaws may only be revised by a vote of 80 percent or more of those members present at a General Membership meeting. Specific bylaws changes are to be first introduced at a General Membership meeting and then either adopted or not adopted at the subsequent General Membership meeting. If any modifications are made to the proposed bylaw changes at the second meeting, final adoption must be held over to the next subsequent meeting.