COPE Executive Special Meeting
July 12, 2017 6pm
792 West 24th Ave.
Present: Anita, Connie, John, Wilson, Jennifer, Lawrence, Terry, Yahara, Meena (by phone)
Absent: Tim, Penny, Kathryn, Kombii, Stephen, Timothy O’Keefe
Territory Acknowledgement: Connie
Pre Meeting Presentation by Wendy Pedersen and Mel Lehan on draft Jean Swanson Campaign. Will COPE endorse Jean or run COPE nominated candidates?
Executive meeting convened
Report by Financial Agent – Connie
New Campaign Accounts must be opened for both the Council By-election and the School Board By election if one is held. Same reporting rules are in place for by-election as regular municipal campaigns. Report due 90 days post election (Oct 14)
Finance Report Anita: COPE’s latest balance showed approximately $1,000 out of Line of Credit. However, a number of cheques had not cleared.
Fundraising Report Wilson Fundraising committee decided to cancel July 22 fundraiser due to by-election and find another date available at the Russian Hall.
Other electoral organizations
Vision- No nomination yet. Patti Bacchus has expressed interest
NPA No word of candidate
Greens- Rumours re Pete Fry running but no announcement
One City Judy Graves to seek nomination
Draft Jean Swanson
Motion: COPE Nomination meeting to be held Tuesday August 29, 2017 at St James Community Square for council and school board candidates for COPE
Note: -The majority of those attending recommended that the Executive not endorse Jean Swanson as a candidate in the upcoming by-election, and to leave it for the membership to decide on nominating or endorsing candidates for Council and School Board.”
Motion: Notice of meeting for nomination in a by election to be shortened to 14 days Jennifer/Terry MSC