Coordinating Committee minutes, February 18, 2013

Coordinating Committee members present (9): Victoria Ashley (East Bay), Marla Bernstein (at-large), June Brashares (at-large), Maxine Daniel (at-large),  Sanda Everette (at-large), Mike Feinstein (Los Angeles),  Barry Hermanson (San Francisco), Tim Laidman (at-large),  Alex Shantz (North Bay)

Coordinating Committee members not present (7):  Cindy Asrir (Silicon Valley), Dave Heller (at-large), Sasha Karlik (at-large), Matt Leslie (Orange/Riverside/San Bernardino), Michael Rubin (at-large), Cynthia Santiago (at-large), Lauren Sinott (at-large)
Invited Participants (2): Guattam Dutta, Attorney,  Chamness vs. Maldonado; Doug Barnett, GPCA Treasurer
Quorum: Quorum reached at 7:58 with 9/16 present: Victoria Ashley (East Bay), Marla Bernstein (at-large), June Brashares (at-large), Maxine Daniel (at-large),  Sanda Everette (at-large), Mike Feinstein (Los Angeles),  Barry Hermanson (San Francisco), Tim Laidman (at-large),  Alex Shantz (North Bay)

2) Roles

Facilitator: Alex Shantz
Minutes taker: Mike Feinstein
Time keeper: June Brashares
Vibes Watcher: Tim Laidman
Approved by consensus

3) Approval of Agenda 

Proposal (Feinstein): Add approval of State Meeting Planning Committee recommendations after minutes
Approved by consensus
Proposal: Approve agenda as amended (Shantz)
Approved by consensus

4) Presentation: Chamness vs. Maldonado (heard at 7:45 before agenda approval becauase quorum not reached til 7:58)

Heard update on Chamness vs. Maldonado hearing at Ninth Circuit Appeals Court in Pasadena, February 13, from Attorney Guattam Dutta, attorney for the plaintiff. (Audio stream from the hearing is available here

5) Approve minutes from meeting of February 4, 2013

Proposal: Approve minutes, February 4, 2013 (Feinstein)
Approved by consensus

5) Decision: Location of GPCA Gatherings (State Meeting Committee)

Background: The GPCA State Meeting Planning Committee has been searching for appropriate, affordable venues in Northern and Southern California, for Gatherings on dates approved by the Coordinating Committee on January 19.  The following proposals reflect the recommendations of the State Meeting Planning Committee:
Proposal #1 (Presented by Feinstein): That the CC approve the location of the April 6/7 GPCA Gathering at Santa Monica College.
Approved by consensus
Proposal #2 (Presented by Brashares): That the CC approve the location of the April 13/14 GPCA Gathering to be at Laney College in Oakland, if a campus club is identified to sponsor the events, so that the rental costs are waived; or the conference facilities at the California Nurses Association offices in Oakland are similarly available at no or minimal cost.
Approved by consensus

6) Discussion: GPCA Strategic Plan

The FY2012-2014 GPCA Strategic Plan was reviewed and discussed the following topics: increasing party voter registration; planning for 2014 elections and candidate development, including the statewide slate/statewide constitutional offices; how the existence of Proposition 14 (or if it is overturned) will affect planning for 2014; how the GPCA would conduct its county council elections in 2014 if they are not conducted by the state of California; incresing membership and activity of party committees and working groups; future items before the Standing General Assembly

the following items were not heard officially owing to time concerns, but informal reports were heard after the end of formal meeting time 

7) Report: Treasurer (Barnett) 
8) Report: Standing committees (20 minutes) 
A) Bylaws (Ashley)
B) Clearinghouse (Feinstein)
C) Finance (Laidman) 
D) Media (Everette) 
E) Platform (vacant) 
9) Report: Working Groups 
Campaigns and Candidates (Leslie)
Electoral Reform (vacant)
Green Issues (Laidman) 
Grassroots Organizing (Shantz)