Minutes: 2019-09-16

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Meeting Minutes

9/16/2019

 

Call to Order by Kathy Tran at 7:26.

Approval of Minutes

Alexander motions to approve minutes from 8/19/2019. Justin seconds. Unanimously approved.

Officer Reports

President Kathy Tran

  • CYD is hosting its Tahoe retreat on the weekend of October 18
    • $50 to register early, but we can subsidize the cost if needed
  • Kathy will be stepping down as president at our next meeting

Membership Director Ryan Globus

  • Planning a new member mixer for October
    • If you’re interested in helping to plan the mixer, contact Ryan or Alexander
  • Golden friend award
    • Whoever refers the most new members to SVYD will win a prize at the end of the year!

Treasurer Jonathan Perez

  • Nothing new to report (other than that Kathy is awesome and shall be missed)

Political Director Angel Martinez

  • Endorsement committee has completed the interview process for local candidates

Secretary Alexander Gvatua

  • Debate watch party for the October 14/15 debates
    • If interested in attending or hosting, contact Alexander or Ryan
  • If you want to host any kind of informal social event, like a hike or a game night, contact Alexander

New Business

  • Endorsement committee debrief and recommendations
    • Consent calendar
      • Endorse Kansen Chu for Board of Supervisors District 3
      • Endorse Shelly Masur for Senate District 13
      • Endorse Dave Cortese for Senate District 15
      • Endorse Councilmember Sergio Jimenez for San Jose District 2
      • Endorse Huy Tran for San Jose District 4
      • No endorsement for San Jose District 6
      • No recommendation for San Jose District 10
  • All races except San Jose District 2 pulled
    • Kathy motions to endorse Sergio Jimenez for District 2, Elijah seconds
      • Motion passes unanimously
  • Jonathan motions to endorse Sylvia Arenas for San Jose District 8, Matt seconds
    • Motion passes unanimously

Board of Supervisors District 3

  • Justin motions to sole endorse Otto Lee, Ryan seconds
    • 6 ayes, 9 nays, 5 abstentions
      • Motion fails
  • Brenda motions to table the vote until October meeting, Elijah seconds
    • 8 ayes, 7 nays, 4 abstentions
      • Motion fails
  • Matt motions to sole endorse Kansen Chu, Alexander seconds
    • 3 ayes, 13 nays, 4 abstentions
      • Motion fails
  • Matt motions to table until the vote until October meeting, Ryan seconds
    • 16 ayes, 1 nay, 3 abstentions
      • Motion passes

Senate District 13

  • Lucas motions to delay our endorsement until after the primary, Jessica seconds
    • 5 ayes, 9 nays, 3 abstentions
      • Motion fails
  • Matt motions to sole endorse Shelly Masur, Alexander seconds
    • 9 ayes, 4 nays, 4 abstentions
      • Motion fails
  • Christophe moves to sole endorse Sally Lieber, Jordan seconds
    • 6 ayes, 7 nays, 4 abstentions
      • Motion fails
  • Kathy motions to dual endorse Josh Becker and Shelly Masur, Alexander seconds
    • 5 ayes, 7 nays, 3 abstentions
      • Motion fails
  • Justin moves for no endorsement, Matt seconds
    • 10 ayes, 3 nays, 2 abstentions
      • Motion passes

Senate District 15

  • Kathy motions to sole endorse Dave Cortese, Elijah seconds
    • 5 ayes, 4 nays, 5 abstentions
      • Motion fails
  • Alexander motions to sole endorse Ann Ravel, Ryan seconds
    • 7 ayes, 6 nays, 1 abstention
      • Motion fails
  • Mustafa motions to sole endorse Dave Cortese, Elijah seconds
    • 10 ayes, 5 nays
      • Motion passes

San Jose City Council District 4

  • Matt motions to sole endorse Huy Tran, Kathy seconds
    • 13 ayes, 2 abstentions
    • Motion passes

San Jose City Council District 6

  • Matt motions to make no endorsement in the race, Ryan seconds
    • 13 ayes, 1 no, 1 abstention
      • Motion passes

San Jose City Council District 10

  • Allie motions to dual endorse Matt Mahan and Jenny Higgins, Elijah seconds
    • 5 ayes, 10 nos
      • Motion fails

Announcements

  • San Jose Union School District Board of Education will be holding a special session regarding the district’s employee housing initiative
    • Monday September 23 at 6PM
    • San Jose High, Multipurpose Room, 275 North 24th Street

Adjournment

Kathy motions to adjourn at 12:15. Angel seconds. Unanimously approved.