Tuesday, 27 August 2013

DNC Board Meeting, August 27 2013

DNC Board Meeting, August 27 2013

Jacek, Jamie, Jewels, Jezz, Anthony, Debbie, James, Bill, Ludvik, Roland, Hendrik
11 board members present

HXBIA Letter
ALIVE Meeting
62 E Hastings Update
Carnegie Newspaper
Meeting with Coast Mountain

Jamie reads constitution
Roland reads minutes from previous meeting. Motion to approve minutes, motion passes

Motion: Secretary will send emails to those people asked not to come to our next general meeting. motion passes.

Discussion of cooperating with the HXBIA to make a local business sign a "Good Neighbours Charter" to ensure that businesses are inclusive, do not descriminate and hire locally. Idea has general support.

MOTION: in keeping with our constitution and the prioritization of peoples safety over property, we move to move forward with cooperating with HXBIA to improve traffic safety, and put up the 30km zone banners on Hastings St. Debbie motions. Anthony seconds. Passes unanimously.

MOTION: the DNC commits to working with the HXBIA to build a Good Neighbour Charter consistent with our constitution. Debbie motions. James seconds. motion passes.

Meeting with Alive
DNC agrees to participate in community gathering on Sept 14.

62 Update
Should have keys on the 2, or 3rd of September.
Meeting with VPD on the 5th, so we need access before then.

Discussion of offensive comments by Paul Taylor in the August 15 edition of the Carnegie Newsletter

Motion: to draft a letter to Paul Taylor asking for clarification of the offensive statements made about the DNC such as "shithouse rat". Ask for explanation, if not, ask him to print a retraction. The offensive statements should be quoted. If he has knowledge of any specific violations of our constitution then please inform us, or else retract his statements. Jacek motions. Anthony seconds. motion passes.

Coast Mountain Bus Company

1) Enforce the 30km speed zone
2) Create a free zone in Vancouver (support Urban Core demands)
3) Change driver dispatch system
4) More buses on DTES routes
5) Sensitivity training for bus drivers in poor neighbourhoods
6) Concern about pressure on drivers to keep their times, drivers are not treated well and then are not friendly
7) Ask about accident protocol

Drivers get their routes based on a lottery. DTES then get the worst and most upset drivers.
Try to get a hold of CAW local 111 to explain the issue to the union
Vancouver is different that rest of BC. Coast Mountain is 80% privatized and thus they are under more pressure to collect fairs, etc...

motion to adjourn

Thursday, 22 August 2013

DNC Board Meeting, August 22, 2013

DNC Board Meeting, August 22, 2013
Woodwards, 10th Floor

Anthony G., Jezz M., Jewels C., James O., Ludvik S., Roland C., Hendrik B., Leo M., Garvin S., Jacek L., Dan B., Bill B., Debbie K., Deanna C., Richard C.
13 board members present

Leo reads constitution, Round of introductions
Agenda: New Board Members, Traffic, Copwatch, General Meeting
Agenda passes

MOTION: James motions to appoint Roland as Secretary, as Garvin is stepping down. Jacek seconds motion, passes unanimously. Roland is now Secretary Treasurer of the DNC
Decision to assign Leo to SRO category, and Anthony to At Large category. Jezz, Hendrik, Dan and Jewels give brief speeches describing why they want to join the board

MOTION: Leo motions, Anthony seconds, to nominate Jezz to an open director seat in Market Housing. 9 in favor, 1 opposed, motion carries

MOTION: Roland motions to nominate Hendrik Beune, Ludvik seconds, to open director seat in Social Housing. motion unamimously carries

Postpone discussions of Dan becoming a board member

MOTION: James O., motions, Jamie R. seconds, to nominate Jewels Chapman to open At Large director seat. motion passes

Traffic discussion
6th traffic death in two months
cyclist, stabbed 3 times, bleeding, bus ran him over
Can we come up with a set of demands to the bus company
Roland, Hendrik, Debbie, Anthony,Jezz, Jamie, Jacek, Richard wish to attend meeting with Coast Mountain Bus Company
Discussion of forming joint demands with VANDU
Decision to contact other groups regarding traffic issue
Debbie - contact Block Watch, and RayCam, Richard - contact Lanny, Roland - contact SRA, Hendrik - contact Urban Core Workers

Jenn Allan - Copwatch
Jenn wants to make copwatch a sub-committee of the DNC
MOTION: Jamie R - motions to reconstitute its relationship with DTES Cop Watch that will work with the DNC through the DNC Policing Committee. Ludvik seconds. Motion passes unanimously.

Decision to move meetings to Tuesdays (first meeting August 27). People that live in Woodwards will check and see if Tuesdays are available on the 10th floor.

General Meeting - Sept 21 still the working date
Agenda: Traffic Issues, CopWatch, Intro to Board, Strategic Plan
MOTION: Due to their behavior at the previous general meeting, and the disruptive behavior at several board meetings, and due to their inclusion in the previous conflict resolution passed in Nov 2012, the following people are asked to not come to our next general meeting. Voting will take place for each person individually. Roland motions, Debbie seconds.

Jean Swanson - motion passes unanimously
Ivan Drury - motion passes unanimously
Wendy Pedersen - motion passes unanimously
Tami Starlight - motion passes unanimously
Herb Varley - motion passes, 7 for, 4 abstain,
Ann Livingston - 9 against, 2 abstain, motion fails

The following people are thus requested to not attend our next general meeting: Jean Swanson, Ivan Drury, Wendy Pedersen, Tami Starlight, Herb Varley

General Meeting - first 50 people will get stipends
MOTION: Decide to hand out invitations personally to the vulnerable survival vendors on the bottle block and people with disabilities most likely to be affected by the traffic. Jacek motions, Debbie seconds, motion passes unanimously.
Discussion of holding a joint meeting in the future with ALIVE motion to adjourn