AGENDA — Coastside Progressive Democrats General Meeting

  • Thursday, Sept 28, 2017 at 7:30pm
  • 504 Avenue Alhambra, Third Floor, El Granada, CA 94018

Please bring your membership dues to the meeting. You must be a paid member to vote on endorsements. CPD meeting are open to everyone, please bring your family and friends.

Item 1 — Introductions 

CPD board member introductions


The General Membership will consider endorsing the following:

Item 2 — Measure C: Pacifica Rent Stabilization

Sponsored by Sabrina Brennan & James Sanghyun Han 

Thursday Roberts will speak about the Pacifica Community Preservation, Rent Stabilization, and Renters’ Rights Act.

Please read the following two documents for more info: Info Sheet

The Rent Stablization Ordinance will be on the Nov. 2017 ballot in the City of Pacifica.

Item 3 — SB 562: Healthcare for all Californians

Sponsored by Dan Haggerty 

Health Care is a Human Right. CA Dems leadership agrees. In a unanimous vote by its executive board, meeting on Sunday August 27, 2017 in Anaheim, the California Democratic Party has endorsed SB 562, the Healthy California Act which would guarantee health coverage to all Californians and eliminate premiums, deductibles and other out-of-pocket health costs. It's time that our CPD club endorses SB 562 as well. Vote Yes for CPD to endorse SB 562. More info at


Item 4 — Meet the Candidate

Nancy Magee for County Superintendent of Schools 2018
Sponsored by Sabrina Brennan

  • Nancy Magee is running for County Superintendent of Schools. She has 34 years of experience in education. A graduate and college athlete from San Diego State University, Nancy began her career as a high school English teacher and varsity boys’ water polo coach. 
  • As Associate Superintendent, Nancy oversees direct educational services to students who are in the juvenile justice system or who are enrolled in SMCOE’s special education program.
  • Nancy is a resident of Half Moon Bay. She has two grown sons.
  • Website:


Item 5 — Upcoming Event

City Council Elections—How can we make them better?

Menlo Park has been threatened with a lawsuit over how it selects city council members, and the city of Santa Clara has also been sued. Whether your city elects members at-large like Half Moon Bay and Pacifica, or uses a numbered seat system like Santa Clara, did you ever think about how the system could be changed to help election outcomes better reflect the will of the voters? 

Learn what options exist for Menlo Park and other cities to elect city councils that are more representative of their populations. We’ll discuss pros and cons of district elections, and other election methods such as ranked choice voting and single transferable vote, so we can obtain election results that improve democracy and provide better representation. 

Presenters include Jennifer Pae of FairVote and Steve Chessin of Californians for Electoral Reform

     Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017 from 2-4 pm
     Onetta Harris Community Center
     Multipurpose Room
     100 Terminal Ave, Menlo Park

Please RSVP Margaret Okuzumi by phone 650-269-4109 or email

Item 6 - Past Events

  • SEP 10 - CPD joined with Rise Up 4 Justice and a diverse group of people to “Stand with Kaep” in support of Colin Kaepernick. Our demonstration against racism and police brutality was held outside Levi Stadium in Santa Clara at the 49ers season opening game.
    • CPD Vice-President James Han was interviewed by CBS KPIX at the “Stand with Kaep” event.
  • SEPT 5 - CPD attended a candlelight vigil in support of DACA. The event was organized by Hernandez-Arriaga and held at Our Lady of the Pillar in Half Moon Bay.  El Granada Elementary School Principal Martha Ladd attended and Farallone View Elementary School Principal César Gaytán was also there. Read the Half Moon Bay Review story to learn about local families impacted by the Trump administration’s decision to terminate the policy.
  • AUG 27 - CPD joined Rise Up 4 Justice, San Jose Peace and Justice, Greens, and others to marching in San Jose’s Silicon Valley Pride parade.
  • AUG 26 - CPD joined people from all over the Bay Area in San Francisco to stand up to racism! Over a thousand people turned out and marched, forcing a planned hate rally to be canceled.
  • AUG 13 - CPD participated in a San Francisco demonstration at 24th and Mission and a march in honor of Heather D. Heyer, the day after she was killed in Charlottesville.
  • JULY 19 - Members of CPD joined with the California Nurses Association in support of SB 562 and healthcare for all Californians at Congresswoman Speier's Healthcare Town Hall in Pacifica. 
  • JULY 4 - CPD marched with Ayudando Latinos A Soñar (ALAS) and other groups in support of the Latino community at the Half Moon Bay July 4th Parade.

Item 7 — Election Integrity

Open Source Voting Systems (Brent Turner-3 min)

Item 8 — Lightening Round

Anyone can speak (1 min per person)

Item 9—Adjourn

Next Board Meeting, Thursday, Oct. 26, 2017 at 7:30pm

  • CPD board meetings are held on the 4th Thursday of each month.