Minutes of LPSF Meeting of June 8, 2013

Hi All,

Our Secretary Denny was unable to attend the LPSF meeting, and Aubrey requested a volunteer to take the meeting's minutes. So, here they are. I will post them on the LPSF website in a couple of days.

Libertarian
Party of San Francisco Minutes of Meeting June 8, 2013

Meeting
Location: San Francisco Main Library, 4th
Floor Conference Room

Members
Present: Phil Berg, Marcy Berry, Michael
Edelstein, Aubrey Freedman (Chair), Leslie Mangus, Starchild, Richard Winger.

Guests: Mort Kantor, Dan The Man, Gary Weber

Welcome and
Introductions

Activists
Report – Past & Future:

Phil: Took train to visit a Nevada gold mine,
to learn about the area’s history, geology, and current developments. He reported on the difficulty of establishing
mining operations, with the requirement of 70 permits that are difficult to
obtain.

Marcy: Attended the Commonwealth Club “Week to Week”
political forum; not much audience participation, and therefore, not much opportunity
for libertarian input.

Michael: Arranged for a talk by Malcolm Greenhill,
“Does Anarchy Have a Bad Rap,” at the Wellness Central meeting of June 26 (more details under Announcements).

Aubrey: Continued
calling legislators encouraging them to approve AB 351, California
nullification of the indefinite detention clause of the NDAA.

Gary: Communicated libertarian messages on
Facebook.

Announcements:

Michael:

Wellness
Central Vegetarian Dinner Meeting, June 26, 6:00 pm, Community Room 601 Van
Ness Ave, San Francisco. $15 donation
requested for all you can eat. Guest
speaker: Malcolm Greenhill, “Does
Anarchy Have a Bad Rap.”

Wellness
Central Vegetarian Dinner Meeting, July 10, 6:00 pm, Community Room 601 Van
Ness Ave, San Francisco. $15 donation
requested for all you can eat.
Debate: “Self Esteem;” David Koot in favor and Michael Edelstein
against.

Aubrey:

San
Francisco Tesla Society presentation of “Strategies for Maintaining Alternative
Energy Technologies,” by Foster Gamble.
June 9, 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm, 2415 Mission Street, San Francisco.

Golden Gate
Liberty Revolution U.S. Constitution Study Group, June 10, 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm,
Moksha Life Center, 405 Sansome Street, San Francisco.

“Our
Vanishing Civil Liberties,” Panel discussion/forum with Daniel Ellsberg, June
11, 7:30 pm, 2727 College Avenue, Berkeley.

Plan Bay
Area Meeting, June 14, 9:30 am, Joseph P. Bort Metro Center, 101 8th
St, Oakland. Staff will present key
messages heard and seek direction on revising Plan in response to public
comment.

Treasurer’s
Report: Les Mangus reported bank balance
of $3,509.26

Website
Report: Rob Power (former LPSF Chair and
website volunteer) removed old LPSF website from the archives to decrease the
large size of the website. Marcy
researched strategy for importing blog content from Wordpress into LPSF website.

Bay Area
Mini-Convention: Aubrey reported that
there was not a lot of enthusiasm or favorable responses for the idea. He will cancel the plans until a later date. Meanwhile LPSF members can reach out to
neighboring Libertarian/libertarian groups by attending their meetings and
events.

SFUSD
Political Party Day: Aubrey reported not
much luck in learning more about this event from the SFUSD offices. He will call the individual high schools when
school resumes in the fall.

Nullify
NDAA: AB 351 passed the Appropriations
Committee, and is now heading for the State Senate.

Plan Bay
Area: Final public meetings are being
held before final adoption of the plan. It
is Important to attend meeting of June 14 (see announcements). The Save Polk Street Coalition is gathering
support to fight the removal of parking spaces in favor of bike lanes; there
was no decision on LPSF supporting this coalition.

Pride Booth:

There is still
need for volunteers to staff the booth June 29 and 30. Aubrey is working with a volunteer to produce
a cutout figure of Bradley Manning. At
Phil’s suggestion, there will be discussion after the meeting on showing
“Collateral Murder” and other DVD’s using a laptop and monitor. Phil said he would consider volunteering his
laptop for the event; Dan said he would inquire if he could borrow any
equipment from other groups.

Dan
indicated that if any work needed to be done on the cutout figure, space and
tools are available during the month of June at Freespace, 1131 Mission St, San
Francisco.

Starchild
announced the Bradley Manning Freedom Torch virtual march from San Francisco to
Washington D.C. A Torch ceremony will
take place after the Pride parade. A
motorcycle parade also is being planned.
For information visit the Bradley Manning Freedom Torch website at http://freedomtorch.us/

Ballot
Measures for November 5, 2013 Municipal Elections:

Aubrey reported
that so far there are two qualified measures and one pending measure. He will keep us posted on further measures,
and plans to submit ballot arguments.

Referendum
Against Ordinance 104-12 Washington Street: - Qualified

Declaration
of Policy regarding Prescription Drug Purchases – Qualified

Initiative Ordinance
regarding 8 Washington Parks, Public Access and Housing – Pending

Hi Marcy! Thanks for the minutes--very nice. The only thing I would like to add--and it's probably my fault for not making it clear at the meeting--is regarding AB351. Since our last meeting a month ago, it not only passed the Appropriations Committee--it also went to the State Assembly house and passed there too by a vote of 71-1 with 7 abstentions. It's now at the State Senate house and I encouraged everyone to call or email their state Senator to vote YES for the measure.

Thanks!
Aubrey

Hi Aubrey,

Ah! I did miss that. Will change before I post in on website.

Marcy