Coordinating Committee minutes, May 4, 2015

Coordinating Committee members present (9): Victoria Ashley, Marla Bernstein, Maxine Daniel, Sanda Everette, Mike Feinstein, Tim Laidman, Alex Shantz, Candice Yamaguchi, Rich Zitola

Coordinating Committee members not-present (3): Marnie Glickman, Parker Jean, Jesse Moorman

Invited Guests, Greens (1): Doug Barnett, Treasurer

Quorum: Quorum reached at 7:36 with seven (7) present: Maxine Daniel, Sanda Everette, Mike Feinstein, Parker Jean, Tim Laidman, Alex Shantz, Rich Zitola

Bernstein joined call at 7:38
Ashley joined call at 8:15

2) Roles

Facilitator: Alex Shantz
Minutes taker: Mike Feinstein
Time keeper: Maxine Daniel
Vibes Watcher: Tim Laidman

3) Approval of Agenda

All items late, as per below

4) Approve minutes

Decision: Approval of minutes from April 6 Coordinating Committee meeting (Feinstein) five minutes

Approved by Consensus

5) Decision Confirmation of Active Counties for GA delegate county (Feinstein)

Proposal: Approve the following delegate allocation

Approved by Consensus

6) Decision: Enacting GPCA section in the California Elections Code (Feinstein)

Proposal (Feinstein): That the Coordinating Committee add an agenda item to the San Jose General Assembly agenda entitled “Decision: GPCA Elections Code”

Approved by Consensus

7) Decision: Strategic Plan (Feinstein)

Proposal (Feinstein): That the GPCA include in the GPCA Strategic Plan that the Coordinating Committee will recommend to the San Jose General Assembly, that the GPCA host a presidential candidate forum at its January General Assembly; apply to host the 2017 GPUS Annual National Meeting in California. and add a campaign school/training event; and that the Coordinating Committee delegate to the State Meeting Planning Committee the task of compiling the draft based upon adding the above text to the text/format of the 2014-2016 Strategic Plan
Approved by Consensus

8) Decision: Approval of Coordinating Committee Bylaws Interpretation Extending the Application Period and Shortening the Discussion Period for Coordinating Committee and GPUS Delegation elections (Feinstein) 10 minutes

Proposal: That the Coordinating Committee submit a bylaws interpretation to the San Jose General Assembly that would have a discussion period from 05/25/2015 - 06/21/2015 and voting from 06/22/2015 - 06/28/2015, and would extend the application period for Coordinating Committee and GPUS Delegation elections until May 18.

Approved by Consensus

9) Appoinment: Budget Committee

Laidman (nominatd by Laidman) as Coordianting Committee Liaison to the Finance Committee

Approved by Consensus

Bernstein (nominated by Laidman)

Approved by Consensus

Daniel (nominated by Laidman)

Approved by Consensus

10) Decision: GPCA oppose AB372 (Feinstein)

Proposal: That the GPCA oppose AB372 and contact the elections committees of the Assembly and State Senate to notify them of the GPCA's opposition.

Approved by Consensus

11) Discussion: Rubin vs. Bowen (Feinstein)

Feinstein reported that on April 29, the California Supreme Court refused to hear Rubin vs. Bowen and that the next step would be for the case to be appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court.

12) Treasurer’s Report (Barnett)

Barnett made an oral report and send a written copy to the Coordinating Committee of his report on May 5.

13) Report: Committees

A) Bylaws (Ashley)
B) Clearinghouse (Feinstein)
C) Finance (Laidman)
D) Media (Everette)
E) Platform (Glickman) - not present, no report
F) Information Technology Committee (Laidman)
G) Campaign Fund Support Committee
E) Fundraising Committee

14) Report: Working Groups

Campaigns and Candidates (Moorman)
Electoral Reform (Jean)
Green Issues (Moorman)
Grassroots Organizing (Shantz)