SANTA CLARA COUNTY DEMOCRATIC CENTRAL COMMITTEE

6:45 PM, County Building Cafeteria, 70 W. Hedding St., San Jose

Meeting will start at 7:00 pm sharp.

AGENDA FOR Thursday, March 4th, 2016

1.       CALL TO ORDER

2.       ROLL CALL

3.       IDENTIFICATION OF VISITORS

         4. ADOPTION OF AGENDA

5. APPROVAL OF MINUTES (Minutes are/will be posted at sccdp.org)

      a. Thursday, February 4th, 2015

 6. NEW BUSINESS

a. Presentation and Discussion: November Ballot Measure- San Jose Gross Receipts Tax 

                b. Discussion: Central Committee elections; bylaws change

 

7. OLD BUSINESS 

 

8. REPORTS FROM OFFICERS AND OTHERS

a. Executive Board: Andrae Macapinlac

b. Chair: Steve Preminger

c. Vice Chair: Bill James

d. Treasurer: Forrest Williams

e. Secretary: Andrae Macapinlac

f. Issues: VACANT

g. Community Services and Voter Registration: Judy Pipkin

h. Finance: Emy Thurber

i. Candidate Recruitment and Endorsement: Ann Grabowski

j. Communications: David Cohen

k. Gender Equity and the Status of Women: Darcie Green

 

l. Campaign Services: Angelica Ramos

m. Political Outreach (Clubs): Alex Wara

 

n. Sgt at Arms: Betty Duong

o. Regional Director:

1) Royce Kelley, Region 5

2) Hene Kelley, Region 6

3) Omar Torres, Region 7

 

p. Democratic National Committee: Chris Stampolis

q. DTV Report: Steve Chessin

r. Pro-Choice Coalition: Claudia Shope

s. CDC Report: Emilie Gatfield

9. ANNOUNCEMENTS

10. EXECUTIVE BOARD MEETING

11. ADJOURNMENT

 

 

[DRAFT] BYLAWS AMENDMENT

REGARDING ELECTION OF SCCDCC MEMERS

 

ARTICLE II: Membership

 

II.A. The membership of the SCCDCC shall consist of the following registered Democrats in Santa Clara County except as otherwise specified by California state law:

II.A.1. Elected Members: as prescribed by California state law;

II.A.1bis. Elected-Equivalent Members: up to the next three (3) SCCDCC candidates in election results order from each Assembly District that lies wholly within Santa Clara County become, by operation of these bylaws, “Elected-Equivalent” members of the SCCDCC, having the same rights and privileges as Elected Members.  Vacancies of Elected-Equivalent member positions shall not be filled by appointment except by appointment of a candidate who finished next in election results order in the most recent quadrennial presidential primary election.

II.A.2. Ex-Officio Members: as prescribed by California state law; II.A.3. DNC Members: Each Member of the Democratic National Committee registered to vote in Santa Clara County who is not otherwise a Member of SCCDCC;

II.A.4. Regional Director Members: Each Regional Director of the

California Democratic Party registered to vote in Santa Clara County who is not otherwise a Member of SCCDCC;

II.A.5. Club Members: One member from each accredited organization who is registered to vote in Santa Clara County and is chosen by and serves at the pleasure of that organization.

II.A.6. Alternate Members: each Elected Member may appoint a Primary Alternate Member and a Secondary Alternate Member who reside in the same district; each Ex-Officio and DNC Member may appoint a Primary Alternate Member and a Secondary Alternate Member who are registered to vote in the County; each Regional Director Member may appoint a Primary Alternate Member and a Secondary Alternate Member who reside in the same Region; each accredited organization may appoint an

Alternate Member who is registered to vote in the County and is a member of that organization.

II.A.7. Associate Members:

II.A.7.a. Up to five residents of the same district, appointed by

each Elected Member and Ex-Officio Member;

II.A.7.b. Up to five residents of the County, appointed by each

DNC Member;

II.A.7.c. Up to five residents of the same Region, appointed by

each Regional Director Member;

II.A.7.d. Each Member of the Democratic State Central Committee

(DSCC) of the California Democratic Party and any registered

Democrat who holds an elective local office in Santa Clara

County, excluding judicial offices, who is not otherwise a Member of SCCDCC and chooses to be an Associate;

II.A.7.e. Any other registered Democrat residing in Santa Clara

County who may be appointed by a majority vote of those present

and voting at a regular meeting of SCCDCC.

II.B. Any Member, other than an Ex-Officio Member and their duly appointed

Alternate Member, may be subject to sanctions, including removal from office, for cause, by a two-thirds (2/3) vote of the SCCDCC, pursuant to the laws of the State of California and Article VIII of these Bylaws, if the Member is:

II.B.1. Not present in person or through representation by the duly

appointed Alternate Member or by proxy for three regular monthly meetings of SCCDCC in a calendar year, unless the Member has been granted an excused absence from the County Chair;

II.B.2. Affiliating with, or registered to vote as a member of,

another political party; or

II.B.3. Publicly advocating that voters support a candidate not

registered as a Democrat.

II.C. Alternate and Associate Members serve at the pleasure of the appointing

authority.

II.D. Dual membership is not allowed.

 

ARTICLE III: Voting

 

III.A. Elected, Elected-Equivalent, Ex-Officio, Club, DNC and Regional Director Members are voting Members of SCCDCC.