Green Party of California

Greening California 2010 Strategy Session
Los Angeles City College
Saturday, March 28
855 N Vermont Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90029
come via the subway to Vermont/Santa Monica Bl.
or park in Lot 5, enter on Heliotrope on NW side of campus

Hosted by the Green Party of California's Campaigns & Candidates Working Group
Event open and free to the public • $5 or more donation requested to cover costs
Please RSVP to so we can have an idea of how many will be attending

Morning: Green Party Strategy
Afternoon: Greening California - Issue Pillars for 2010

Morning: Green Party Strategy
Life Sciences Room 102

11:00 am - Registration; Socializing

11:30 am - GPCA elections trends and 2010 Goals Proposals

Presentation by Michael Feinstein,
former City Councilmember and Mayor, Santa Monica
with Q&A/Discussion
Resource links: Green Party of California election results, by year
  Green Party of California Strategy Debate, featuring Peter Camejo and Mike Feinstein. Moderated by Matt Gonzalez. Laney College, Oakland. August 2006 (video)

12:30 pm Lunch Break - Catered Vegan Food from Pure Luck Restaurant (donations accepted)

Afternoon: Greening California - Issue Pillars for 2010
Life Sciences Room 102

01:30 pm Land Use, Tax Policy, Sustainability and Climate Change

Rethinking Proposition 13
Presentation by Roy Ulrich,
President, California Tax Reform Association
SB 375: Thinking Globally, Planning Regionally, Implementing Locally
Presentation by Jennifer Sarnecki,
Regional & Comprehensive Planning,
Southern California Association of Governments
Resource links: The Empire's New Clothes: The Failure to Assess Commercial Property at Market Value. By Lenny Goldberg, California Tax Reform Association
  Proposition 13: Some Unintended Consequences. By Jeffrey I. Chapman. Public Policy Institute of California.

Pennsylvania's Success with Local Property Tax Reform: The Split Rate Tax, by Alanna Hartzok, Earth Rights Institute


SB 375. Analysis by the Natural Resources Defense Council.

SB 375 Connects Land Use and AB 32 Implementation. The Planning Report

  Compass Blueprint, Southern California Association of Governments
  Southern California Regional Comprehensive Plan, Southern California Association of Governments
  Senate Bill 375 Implementation, California Air Resources Board
  California Regional Blueprint Planning Program, California Department of Transportation
  Green Economic Recovery Program: Impact on California, by Robert Pollin, Heidi Garrett-Peltier, James Heintz, and Helen Scharbe. Political Economy Research Institute, University of Massachusetts.
  California Green Stimulus Coalition; Ella Baker Center, Oakland

02:45 pm Afternoon Break

03:00 pm Electoral Reform: A Plan for Proportional Representation and Regionalism for the California State Legislature; Prospects for a California Constitutional Convention

Presentation by Mark Paul, Senior Scholar, New America Foundation and
Micah Weinberg, Senior Research Fellow, California Program, New America Foundation
Resource links: Remapping a Nation without States: Personalized Full Representation for California's 21st Century. By Mark Paul, Micah Weinberg, New America Foundation
  Remapping a Nation without States: Summary. By Mark Paul, Micah Weinberg, New America Foundation
  Remapping a Nation without States: Full Report. By Mark Paul, Micah Weinberg, New America Foundation
  A California Constitutional Convention?

4:30 pm Afternoon Break

4:45 pm - Opportunities in 2010 partisan elections

Demographics; open seats, unopposed seats; recruit a candidate

Campaign Goals & Visions: Presentations by prospective candidates

Jack Lindblad AD 39 (East San Fernando Valley) Lisa Green AD 53 (South Bay)
Linda Piera-Avila AD 41 (Santa Monica, Los Angeles, Malibu, Oxnard) Daniel Brezenoff AD 54 (Long Beach, San Pedro, Palos Verdes Peninsula)
Michael McCue AD 42 (Los Angeles, San Fernando Valley)
Ross Frankel Board of Equalization, District 4 (Los Angeles County)
Alex Walker AD 47 (Los Angeles) Lew Tremaine Governor
Felicia Mollinedo AD 49 (San Gabriel Valley)