SANTA CLARA COUNTY DEMOCRATIC CENTRAL COMMITTEE

7:00 PM, County Building, 70 W Hedding St. San Jose 

Meeting will start at 7:00 pm sharp

MINUTES FOR Thursday, November 2, 2017

 

 

1.      CALL TO ORDER

7:05 pm

 

2.      ROLL CALL

Absent: Peter Chiu, Gilbert Wong, Johannes Muenzel, Chris Stampolis, Jean Cohen, Aimee Escobar, Albert Hernandez, Emilie Gatfield, Andres Quintero, Juan Quinones, Omar Torres, Adrienne Gray, Sergio Jimenez, Danielle Davenport,

Sousan Manteghi-Safakish, Wendy Ho

Alternates for: Kansen Chu, Ash Kalra, Mark Stone, Ana Caballero, Jerry Hill, Jim Beall, Jimmy Pannetta, and Anna Eshoo, Zoe Lofgren

 

3.      IDENTIFICATION OF VISITORS

Tara Krisnan

Ken Dauber

 

4.      ADOPTION OF AGENDA

Approved

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

       a. Thursday, October 5, 2017 – approved

      

         6.      OLD BUSINESS: CONSENT CALENDAR

a. Endorsement Act proposed changes: This item was pulled from consent for discussion.  Motion to approve – unanimous.

Bill shared updated language for the draft ordinance on the Endorsement Act. 

The follow language was moved to strike for adoption:

Motion to adopt a friendly amendment to propose language as presented: Strike from Item II.D … or volunteered for a candidate in a same race in which an endorsement is being considered.”  - Motion fails

 

Motion to replace last sentence of Item III.B language with:  “In considering pulled items, voting shall be done in the following order (as applicable)

i) recommendation of the Endorsement Committee for a sole endorsement

ii) motions for sole endorsement from the floor

iii) recommendation of the Endorsement committee for multiple endorsement

iv) motions for multiple endorsement.”

 

Motion approved.

 

b. Update SB 562 Resolution – approved via consent.

 

         7.      NEW BUSINESS

 

a. Declare SCCDCC vacancy (AD28) 

                  i. One elected-equivalent seat to be filled at Dec 7 meeting.

 

                  b. United Democratic Campaign

i. Organization and Structure

Bill James shared a review of the structure of the UDC & Finances of Central Committee. (Campaign financing btw State and Federal accounts.) Executive Board will review proposed changes and report back to full committee.  Bill agreed to provide regular quarterly reporting.

 

                  ii. Finances: 2015-16

Bill shared that a new contract has been approved to lower compliance costs resulting in a cost savings to the parties operating fund.

 

c. Breakout Session by Action Team

                  i. Fundraising

                  ii. Precinct Captain

                  iii. Policy/Issues

                  iv. Swing District

                  v.  Communication/Messaging

 

                  In lieu of regular report from Officers and Clubs –breakout groups by topic area took place to further delve into areas of

                  action and to encourage constructive dialog.

 

d.  Action Teams: Report back

                       Each team reported back by area.                                    

 

                 

8.    REPORTS FROM OFFICERS AND OTHERS

                  Written reports given in lieu of breakout session this month.

 

Santa Clara Dems - The City of Santa Clara Democratic Club had a fantastic turnout for our Oktoberfest, we raised money and welcomed many new members. We will be hosting a holiday get together on Thursday, November 30th at the Santa Clara Woman's Club Adobe from 7-8:30PM and we hope to have many of you there."

 

         Dean Club - The DFA Link meeting on November 13, 2017, will feature State Senator Jim Beall.

         Members and guests gather for potluck at 6:30 PM, and the program begins at 7:00 PM.

         The meeting will be at:

         Calabazas Branch Library

         1230 S Blaney Ave. San José, CA 95129

         http://ddcsv.info/event/dfa-link-meeting-with-jim-beall

 

         9.     Announcements

         10.  EXECUTIVE BOARD MEETING

                  November 15, 2017 6pm Dem Headquarters, 2901 Moorpark Ave

         11.  ADJOURNMENT

                  Meeting adjourned at 9:10 pm