Coordinating Committee minutes, May 11, 2012

Coordinating Committee members present (10): Victoria Ashley (East Bay),  Marla Bernstein (at-large) via phone , Warner Bloomberg (Silicon Valley), Maxine Daniel (at-large); Sanda Everette (at-large), Mike Feinstein (Los Angeles),  Barry Hermanson (San Francisco) , Tim Laidman (at-large),   Michael Rubin (at-large), Alex Shantz (North Bay)

Coordinating Committee members not present (7): Daniel Braun (San Diego/Imperial), Dave Heller (at-large), Matt Leslie (Orange/Riverside/San Bernardino), Stevie Luther (at-large) , Nancy Mancias (at-large), Lauren Sinott (at-large); Kate Tanaka (at-large)  

Coordinating Committee alternates present (1): June Brashares (North Bay)

2) Roles

Facilitator: Alex Shantz
Minutes taker: Mike Feinstein
Time keeper: Maxine Daniels
Vibes Watcher: Victoria Ashley, Tim Laidman

3) Approval of Agenda 

Approved by consensus

4) Approve minutes (five minutes or less) (simple majority vote)

- Approval of minutes from 5/7 CC meeting

Approved by consensus

5) Decision: Appointment of facilitators for San Francisco General Assembly 

Background: On May 7th 2012 GPCA CC appointment Laura Wells as facilitator for Saturday afternoon and Sanda Everette and Alex Shantz for Sunday morning and afternoon. Facilitators for Saturday morning and a second facilitator for Saturday afternoon need to be picked.    

Proposal: That the GPCA CC appointment the remaining facilitators for the San Francisco General Assembly.

Peggy Koteen, Richard Gomez to Saturday morning

Add Greg Jan to Saturday afternoon with Laura Wells

Approved by Consensus

6) Decision: Accreditation Team (Shantz) (10 minutes) 

Background: The accreditation team is responsible for creating and printing delegate cards. This item is to establish accreditation teams to ensure these duties are getting done.

Proposal: GPCA establish an accreditation team. 

Barry will print delegates card, meal tickets

Staffing registration table: Barry Hermanson and Alex Shantx

Approved by consensus

7) Decision: Note taker (Shantz)

Proposal: GPCA CC appoints a note taker for spring 2012 general assembly.  

Maxine Daniel would take notes of the budget discussion, including on the excel spread sheet and hand written notes. Victoria Ashley and Mike Feinstein would take notes of the other decision-making. A video tape would be made and the notes would be checked against the video tape.

Approved by consensus

8) Report: Host committee (Shantz) 

 Background: This item is to allow the GPCA CC to receive a general update from the host committee.


9) Decision: Update GA schedule to reflect need for County Polling (Feinstein) 

Proposal: That the following would be added to the draft agenda: that the votes of the counties that already voted are counted in full. That the first option would be that there be a report of the count of the county polling, a decision would sought of the GA to approve the prevailing tendency from that report. If such a decision does not pass, then there would be a vote on a one time, 80% approval suspension of the bylaws, to allow the counties that are in attendance are able to cast their full complement as they would have had, via county polling and that if there is time before 6pm, that it be used to introduce the Standing General Assembly proposal.  

Approved by Consensus

10) Decision: Deal with CC elections on-site rather than via an on-line vote  (Feinstein) 

Proposal: That the GA be given the opportunity to make a one-time affirmation of all of the candidates for the Coordinating Committee

Approved by consensus

11) Decision:: Use of Green Party name (Feinstein)

Proposal: That the CC approve the following statement:
Use of Green Party name 
1. Except as otherwise provided by law, the use of the name Green Party within the State of California is reserved for the Green Party of California and its County Green Organizations, and the Green Party of the United States. Other self-selected groups of registered Greens and/or others may chose to use the name 'Greens', but not the name Green Party.
2. The official spokespersons of the Green Party within California shall be those designated by the Green Party of California and its County Green Organizations. No one else is authorized to speak on behalf of the Green Party of California or its County Green Organizations.
3. Under no circumstances may funds raised in the name of the Green Party in California be deposited in any account not managed by a duly appointed Treasurer of the Green Party of California, or its County Green Organizations.
4. Local groups of registered Greens are expected to comply with all laws regulating political activity and fundraising; and all such activities are legally independent and separate from those of the Green Party of California and its County Green Organizations.
5. Nothing in this policy may be construed as preventing a Green Party members running for public office from raising funds within applicable laws and regulations, nor Campus Greens organizations raising funds in accordance with the regulations of their school, college or university.
Amendment (Daniels): That this become a Coordinating Committee sponsored-draft to send to a future General Assembly.
Yes: Ashley, Bernstein, Feinstein, Laidman, Shantz
No:Hermanson, Rubin
Abstain: Daniels, Everette
Proposal approved 5-2-2