Coordinating Committee Minutes - Special Meeting - September 22, 2014

This meeting was called by the GPCA Co-coordinators on September 10th as a special meeting under GPCA Bylaws 8-3.2 "Special/emergency Coordinating Committee meetings may be scheduled for items of a particularly urgent and/or unexpected nature, with at least seven days notice by the Co-Coordinators or a majority vote of the committee";  and was called in keeping with Section 3-2 Special Meetings of the Coordinating Committee's Internal Procedures: "For the purposes of complying with GPCA Bylaws 7-1.3, which state that "a special (or emergency) meeting may be called with at least one week notice by the CC coordinators or a majority of the CC", and that all decisions made at a special meeting shall require 80% approval and that quorum shall be 2/3, the Coordinating Committee adopts the policy that special meeting agendas must be published at the same time that the meeting itself is called."

Coordinating Committee members present (12): Victoria Ashley, Marla Bernstein, Susan Chunco, David Curtis, Maxine Daniel, Sanda Everette, Mike Feinstein, Marnie Glickman, Tim Laidman, Jesse Moorman, Alex Shantz, Rich Zitola

Coordinating Committee members not-present (4): Gladwyn d'Souza, Parker Jean, Sasha Karlik, Candice Yamaguchi, 
Observers (invited) (1): Doug Barnett, GPCA Treasurer
Quorum: As per GPCA Bylaws 8-3.2, "A quorum for all special/emergency Coordinating Committee meetings shall be 2/3 of the currently seated members", meaning 11/16 for this meeting. Quorum reached at 8:15 pm with twelve (12) present: Marla Bernstein, David Curtis, Maxine Daniel, Gladwyn d'Souza, Sanda Everette, Mike Feinstein, Marnie Glickman, Tim Laidman, Jesse Moorman, Alex Shantz, Candice Yamaguchi, Rich Zitola


2) Roles
Facilitator: Alex Shantz
Minutes taker: Jesse Moorman
Time keeper: Maxine Daniel 
Vibes Watcher:  Tim Laidman 

3) Approval of Agenda 

Proposal (Shantz): Approve agenda
Approved by consensus

4) Approve minutes of September 8 Coordinating Committee meeting

Proposal (Daniel): Approve minutes as submitted

In face of outstanding concern from Everette regarding text of bylaws interpretation, approval not sought

5)  Decision: Date and Location of Winter 2014 General Assembly

Proposal (???): That the General Assembly be held  January 24-25 at Monterey Law College, Law Library.
Approved by consensus at 8:15pm
Glicklman left call after vote. Quorum would be re-established at 8:55. Until then informal discussion occurred on items #5 and #6 .

6) Discussion: Roles and responsibilities of CC members

Feinstein joined call at 8:55

7) Discussion: Filling Vacant Coordinating Committee Seats for remainder of 2013-2015 term

8) Report: Treasurer

GPCA Treasurer Doug Barnett made his report

9) Report: Committees

Reports were heard from the following committees 
A) Bylaws 
B) Clearinghouse 
C) Finance 
D) Media 
E) Platform 
F) Information Technology Committee (Laidman)
G) Campaign Fund Support Committee
E) Fundraising Committee 

10) Report: Working Groups

Reports were heard from the following working groups 
Campaigns and Candidates 
Electoral Reform 
Green Issues
Grassroots Organizing