Attending: Brian, Sandra, Franco, Gail, Nancy, Anne
Discussion around whether we should actively encourage members to attend Executive Committee meetings. Consensus was that this would be appropriate, with the stipulation that members cannot participate in discussions, only observe. If a member wishes to address an Exec meeting, she/he must contact Brian at least a week prior to the meeting for permission to be added to the agenda. Sandra volunteered to prepare a draft letter to members.
Discussion of next membership meeting. Main topic will be California State ballot measures that have already qualified for the November 3rd election. A speaker will be asked to join our meeting, possibly Mark Stone or John Laird. Several measures are of interest:
Tax on Commercial and Industrial Properties for Education and Local Gov't Funding Initiative
Property Tax Transfers and Exemptions Initiative
Local Rent Control Initiative
Criminal Sentencing, Parole, and DNA Collection Initiative
Brian was reminded to compose a draft letter to the Santa Cruz City Council requesting that all City governmental documents relating to residents, e.g. correspondence, agendas, minutes, attachments, be printed in Spanish as well as English.
Gail mentioned that she has not yet reached anyone on John Leopold's re-election team, but will continue to try.
Next PDC membership zoom meeting: Thursday, July 9 at 6:30 pm
Submitted by Gail Jack, 6/20/2020