March 2, 2017 Committee Meeting
Meeting called to order at 7:00 by temporary Chair David Ernest
Michelle Hemenway (Podany)
Scott Holder (left meeting after giving a brief statement)
David E. opened the meeting.
Scott Holder addressed the committee outlining why he left the Stay the Course group . He also made a number of suggestions for actions by the committee including suggesting editorial control be increased on the Blog.
Attendees introduced each other and their motivations for being on the committee (not transcribed).
David E. offered suggestions for individual background research on fund-raising and land use.
Gene B. updated the group on the status of the filing of our tax status application. We discussed possible methods of communication within the steering committee.
Paul W. offered a detailed strategy of community involvement by way of a well written proposal since he was an excused absence. It was discussed at some length.
Joe P. has set up the Facebook page, Stay the Course San Ramon
Paul Warren created the Twitter account, @StayTheCourseSR
Michelle H-P. agreed to admin the Facebook page
Joe P. nominated David Ernest
David E. nominated Paul Warren (Paul declined via text message)
Gene B. nominated Pat Tuohy
Those elected to the open positions for At Large seats:
Joe Weyant, Becky Kolberg, and Diana Brown.
All were elected unanimously by voice vote.
We discussed the survey that Joe P. had published on the webpage. After some discussion, it was decided to publish the results the next day rather than wait for minutes to be available.
Discussion among committee to share reasons why some wanted to meet with developer and reasons why. Reiterated that Ron Richards asked the committee for a meeting.
Geoff H. – We need a succinct mission statement that communicates our stance.
Diana B. would like agenda item for next meeting regarding communications.
- Michelle H – P. to send draft of minutes to Paul W. to post on Google Drive. Leadership will edit the notes for publication on the blog to eliminate extraneous items not germane to the meeting. David E. stressed that content not be deleted or altered.
- Blog Editor will moderate Ron Richards’ comments before posting future
- Gene B. will draft a survey to go to community to solicit community help in spreading the word.
Meeting adjourned at 8:50.