GRVNC EC meeting
June 3, 2004
Vera Davis Center
Sheila Bernard called the meeting to order at 7:30pm
Present: Sheila Bernard, Tom O’Meara, Jim Smith, Alice Stek, Greg Fitchitt, Paul Ryan
Public comment: John Davis, Robert Feist
Agenda items for special June 7, 2004 board meeting
1. Extension of Terms (DONE, Dave Moring)
DONE recommended in its May 25, 2004 letter that the GRVNC board “Utilize the process outlined in the GRVNC bylaws (amended in 2002), and amend the bylaws to allow for a one-time extension of the Board terms for 90 days, and submit a NC Application to Change or Adjust Bylaws to the Department on only this issue. This request can be approved by me, and does not require approval by the BONC.”
“Article IV, Section G. Term
Each term of office shall be two years (excepting those initial terms described below). Terms shall begin on July 1st and end on June 30th . See Article VI (Elections) for further detail on initial terms, staggering, and term limits.”
2 Postponement of Election (DONE, Dave Moring)
DONE recommended in its May 25, 2004 letter that the GRVNC board “Postpone the election proposed for June 27, 2004 for 90 days, and suspend all election activity until the issues surrounding the 2004 election have been analyzed, a resolution has been reached, and the Department has reviewed the 2004 election procedures to ensure that they comply with your bylaws and other applicable laws.”
Proposed change to bylaws to postpone election, per DONE’s recommendation:
Article VIII, Section D: Elections
GRVNC Board Elections shall be held annually in June. Election Meetings where a vote of the GRVNC Voting Membership is required may be held at any time, subject to Brown Act requirements.
Items 1 and 2, if either or both are passed, shall be considered for ratification at a stakeholder election meeting on July 11, 2004 at a location and time to be determined.
3 Mediation (DONE)
DONE recommended in its May 25, 2004 letter that the GRVNC board “Seek immediate assistance from the Dispute Resolution Division of the Office of the City Attorney to bring all of the relevant parties together to finalize bylaws amendments and election procedures that address the election-related issues which divide your community.”
Motion that the President and the Gov’t Relations Officer be asked to immediately arrange mediation through DONE, the office of the City Attorney, and the Human Relations Commission relative to bylaws amendments and election procedures for the upcoming GRVNC election.
4 Move that Paul Ryan be appointed elections committee chair. (Jim Smith)
5 Move that appointment of secretary be made at the June 14 board meeting and that call for nominations go out immediately. (This motion is made on the assumption that the election will be postponed for 90 days.) (Jim Smith)
6 Grievances (John Davis, Joel Shields, Rick Selan)
Referred to Grievance Committee
7 Move that a stakeholder election be held at a special election meeting on June 27, separately but concurrently with the annual GRVNC board election, from 12-4pm at Westminster school to ratify the bylaws amendments passed by the board on April 7. (This motion to be taken up only if motions on term extension and election postponement fail.) (Jim Smith)
8. Animo Charter School presentation – to be included as part of public comment/welcome (Lydia Ponce)
9. Motion to join the NC/DWP partnership and to appoint Dennis Hathaway to represent GRVNC on the DWP/Neighborhood Council task force. (Dennis Hathaway)
10. Motion to submit Community Impact Statement to City Council to support SB921 (Single payer health care initiative). (Alice Stek)
The above items were all approved for inclusion on the June 7 GRVNC board meeting agenda by unanimous consent.
Minutes prepared by Greg Fitchitt