Coordinating Committee minutes, August 4, 2014

Coordinating Committee members present (13): Victoria Ashley, Marla Bernstein, David Curtis, Maxine Daniel, Sanda Everette, Mike Feinstein, Marnie Glickman, Parker Jean, Tim Laidman, Jesse Moorman, Alex Shantz, Candice Yamaguchi, Rich Zitola

Coordinating Committee members not-present (4): Susan Chunco, Gladwyn d'Souza, Sasha Karlik, Shamako Noble 

Observers (invited) (1): Doug Barnett, GPCA Treasurer
Quorum: Quorum reached at 7:33 pm with 12 present: Victoria AshleyMarla BernsteinDavid CurtisMaxine Daniel, Sanda EveretteMike FeinsteinMarnie Glickman, Tim LaidmanJesse MoormanAlex ShantzCandice YamaguchiRich Zitola
Parker Jean joined call at 7:41

2) Roles

Facilitator: Alex Shantz
Minutes taker: Mike Feinstein
Time keeper: Tim Laidman
Vibes Watcher:  Candice Yamaguchi

3) Approval of Agenda 

Proposal (Feinstein): Add Discussion: Update about hosting next state meeting 
Proposal (Everette): Add Discussion: Letters Extending process for County Council, Date for Cindy Asrir Vacancy
Proposal (Laidman): Add discussion of roles
Proposal (Daniel): Add discussion of getting in state endorsements by August 13?
Proposal to add these four items after #8
Added by consensus at 7:40
Proposal (Shantz): Approve draft agenda as amended
Approved by consensus at 7:42

4) Decision: Approval of minutes from June 7th CC meeting
Approved by consensus at 7:45

5) Decision: Approve of draft minutes from Santa Barbara General Assembly for submission to SGA for approval (Feinstein)
Approved by consensus at 7:50

6) Discussion: Timing of Fall SGA (Feinstein) 

Feinstein and Laidman received input on starting the next SGA on Monday, August 18

7) Decision: Attendance at Forming California Network for Revolutionary Change (Everette)

Everette received input on her role in attending the meeting. No proposal made.

8) Decision: GPCA Partnership with Money Out/Voters In (Everette)

Everette inquired whether GPCA bylaws allowed for an endorsement of this ballot measure by the Coordinating Committee and it was clarified that only the Standing General Assembly can take a position on behalf of the GPCA.

9) Report: Hosting of Next GPCA General Assembly

Laidman reported on efforts made by the Green Party of Monterrey County to host the next General Assemlby in January or early February 2015 in Monterrey County.

10) Discussion: Letters to Extend Process for County Council, Date to Advertise Coordinating Committee Vacancy

Input was received on getting the letters out.

Curtis and Glickman left the call at 8:35 when their cell phone died.

11) Discusion (Laidman): Roles/volunteers for committees and working groups

Laidman summarized volunteer opportunities
Laidman made a proposal to make an appoinment to the Platform Committee
Outstanding concerns (Feinstein): Item was not agendized
In the face of outstanding concerns, such an appointment requires an online vote according to Coordinating Committee internal procdures 5-3.2

12) Report: Treasurer (Barnett) 

Barnett made a report on the party's finances.

13) Report: Committees 
A) Bylaws (Ashley)
B) Clearinghouse (Feinstein)
C) Finance (Laidman) 
D) Media (Everette) 
E) Platform (Noble) - not present to give a report
F) Information Technology Committee (Laidman)
G) Campaign Fund Support Committee (already discussed during discussion of roles)
E) Fundraising Committee (Feinstein)

14) Report: Working Groups 
Campaigns and Candidates (Moorman)
Electoral Reform (Jean)
Green Issues (Moorman) 
Grassroots Organizing (Shantz)