DEMOCRATIC-FARMER-LABOR PARTY OF MINNESOTA

MINNEAPOLIS ORGANIZATION

CENTRAL COMMITTEE

MINUTES

Regular Meeting

Monday 13 December 2001

6:30 p.m.

Hennepin County Government Center

300 South Sixth Street

Minneapolis

 

Opening Business

Call to Order

The meeting was called to order at 6:40 p.m. The Chair, Brian Melendez, presided. The Secretary, Shireen Stone, recorded.

A quorum was present.1

Adoption of Agenda

The agenda was adopted as printed.

 

Reading and Approval of Minutes

The minutes of the September meeting were approved as printed.

 

Reports

Officers

Director at Large

Campaign Vendor List. Director Ellen Tschida reported she is working on a project to publish a list of vendors offering services to campaigns on the Minneapolis DFL website.

Treasurer

Financial Report. The Treasurer, Timothy M. Bonham, reported in writing.2

Campaigns

Dan Miller, a candidate for the City Council from Ward 2, spoke on his own behalf.

Dennis Tifft, a candidate for the City Council from Ward 8, spoke on his own behalf.

Tiki Barber, a candidate for the City Council from Ward 8, spoke on her own behalf.

Allan Bernard, a candidate for the City Council from Ward 10, spoke on his own behalf.

Gary Thaden, a candidate for the Library Board, spoke on his own behalf.

Bill Hiers spoke on behalf of R.T. Rybak, a candidate for Mayor.

Robert Lilligren, a candidate for the City Council from Ward 6, spoke on his own behalf.

Jason Stone, a candidate for the Park & Recreation Board from District 5, spoke on his own behalf.

Paul Ostrow, a candidate for the City Council from Ward 1, spoke on his own behalf.

Bill Davis spoke on behalf of Mary Anderson, a candidate for the Park & Recreation Board.

Scott Benson, a candidate for the City Council from Ward 11, spoke on his own behalf.

Jeff Hayden, a candidate for the City Council from Ward 8, spoke on his own behalf.

Scott Persons, a candidate for the City Council from Ward 10, spoke on his own behalf.

Secretary

Directory. Secretary Shireen Stone reported she is working on a policy regarding the use of committee membersí personal contact information. A draft will be submitted at a future central committee meeting.

 

Special Orders

The agenda included two resolutions governing precinct caucuses and conventions in 2005

1. Bylaw: Precinct caucuses

The Chair moved resolution 1 as printed in the agenda: a bylaw implementing the constitutional amendment adopted at the 2001 City Convention, providing for odd-year City-only precinct caucuses and specifying that one delegate and one alternate per 25 votes would be selected at the precinct caucuses.

Dave Weinlick moved to amend the resolution striking one delegate and one alternate "per 25 votes" and inserting "per 50 votes". The amendment was not adopted.

Tim Bonham moved to amend the resolution to state that "one delegate and one alternate per 25 votes for the ward conventions, and one delegate and one alternate per 75 votes for the city convention." The amendment was not adopted.

Resolution 1 was adopted as printed in the agenda.

2. Campaign 2005

The chair moved resolution 2A as printed in the agenda, to schedule the 2005 conventions and establish a Campaign Committee for the Citywide coordinated campaign. The resolution specified that:

A motion was made to strike 2A and insert option 2B as printed in the agenda, which specified holding the precinct caucus on the first Saturday in March, with an amendment to hold a Park District convention separate from the City Convention. The motion was not adopted.

Neal Krasnoff moved to adopt resolution 2B with an amendment addressing religious observance on Saturdays. The motion was not adopted.

Resolution 2A was adopted as printed in the agenda.

 

New Business

 

A motion was made to invite a YWCA facilitator, available at no charge, to a future central committee meeting, so the committee may consider scheduling small group discussions about race relations in the city DFL party. The motion was adopted with a 40 in favor and 3 opposed.

Closing Business

A motion as made to reconsider resolution 2B, to hold Ward conventions on a Saturday. The motion was not adopted.

 

Adjournment

The meeting was adjourned at 8:40 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,

 

 

Shireen Stone

Secretary

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