AGENDA—Coastside Progressive Democrats Board Meeting
Thursday, Nov 29, 2018 at 7:00pm
504 Ave Alhambra, Third Floor, El Granada, CA 94018
CPD meetings are open to everyone, please bring your family and friends.
Item 1—Latino Advisory Committee (LAC)
Discussion with Joaquin Jimenez on investing in our young farmers and conserving our local farmlands.
Joaquin and the LAC are developing educational programs that focus on investing in our local youth by providing agricultural and environmental science education, encouraging youth and community members to start their own farming business.
The Coastside has been an agricultural community for generations but we are facing immense pressure from developers, and our farmlands are at risk.
Item 2—Nov 6, 2018 Election Update
Congratulations to our WINNING Candidates!
San Mateo County Harbor District: Edmundo Larenas, Nancy Reyering
Half Moon Bay City Council: Deborah Penrose, Deborah Ruddock, Robert Brownstone
Pacifica City Council: Mary Bier
Granada Community Services District: Barbara Dye, Eric Suchomel, Nancy Marsh
Montara Water and Sanitary District: Jim Harvey, Ric Lohman
Redwood City City Council: Rick Hunter
Thank You to our Endorsed Candidates for RUnning!
Pacifica City Council: John Keener, Adonica Shaw Porter
Montara Water and Sanitary District: Erin Deinzer
Redwood City City Council: Diana Reddy, Christina Umhofer
Millbrae City Council: You You Xue
WE ALSO ENDORSED:
Measure AA - Cannabis Business Tax Measure (Half Moon Bay) - PASSED
Measure GG - Commercial Cannabis Activities Measure (Half Moon Bay) - PASSED
Item 3—San Mateo County Election Irregularities
Letter to BoS Regarding SMC Election Irregularities (Brent)
Why were multiple ballots mailed to individual voters...?
On Tuesday, Oct 30, 2018, Race Tracker was published on the San Mateo County Elections website with “mock” results. Voters discovered the Race Tracker results online when they Google searched a candidates name. The word ”mock“ was in fine print giving voters the impression the results were from votes cast in the Nov 2018 election. The “mock” results did not appear to be randomized.
The countywide Board of Education election was excluded from the Sample Ballot pamphlet everywhere except the Coastside. Delaying the arrival of ballots by a week or more.
The sample ballot problem carried over to real ballots, and dozens of overseas voters were sent ballots also omitting the Board of Education race.
Instructions for sealing all ballot envelopes were inaccurate.
Mark Church’s Letter to the Editor
San Jose Mercury News — Feds to monitor San Mateo County elections
Item 4—Form Peninsula Progressive Alliance
SMC Democratic Central Committee Broken Endorsement Process
Oct 18, 2018 SMC DCC Meeting
Cal Progressive Alliance (Dan Stegink)
Founding Convention Coming March 30-31
Item 5—Chinedu Okobi
Black Lives Matter Silicon Valley Facebook page
Letter to the Board of Supervisors
Item 6—Meeting Minutes
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Item 7—Lightning Round
60 seconds per person - HARD STOP!
Next Board Meeting, Thursday, Jan 31, 2018 at 7:00pm