Minutes for DNC Board Meeting: July 22nd, 2014.
Attendees: 11 board members present.
X reads the constitution
Guest: Darryl Bickler of the Drug Equality Alliance, UK (attending via Skype).
Darryl Bickler on Skype explains the maladministration argument. There is a failure to implement policy in accordance with human rights and the stated objective of the Act. He explains that it would be possible to submit the argument in conjunction with a request in a public interest case. Court must have jurisdiction. This leads to discussion of how to gain standing. X says that this argument could be put forward by someone dependent on opiates, as a public interest case.
DNC will provide funding for cost of producing fry bread: flour, oil, yeast. X says there is an issue because X thinks that cooking with oil at market is potentially dangerous. Discussion of equipment used to make it safe. X is not in attendance at meeting so discussion is tabled.
Motion: X proposes that there be a 2nd or 3rd person in charge of stipends. All stipends should be sealed in an envelope to cover the meetings when X (treasurer) is not able to attend meeting. Motion passes unanimously.
There will be a planning meeting at the Outreach Committee meeting, Saturday morning, July 26th, 9:00 a.m. at Vandu.
A subgroup of Vandu and some other groups have organized a City Wide Housing March. Discussion of why DNC was not asked to endorse or support the march.
Motion: X proposes that DNC endorse the City Wide Housing March. Motion then passes unanimously.
X reminds group that we need to work in the context of the LAPP, as much work has been done on this and we want to build on the work that has already been done.
X reports there is an issue that went to arbitration at Atira housing. The management was told to cease and desist from asking people for i.d. as they enter the building. The case won at arbitration as such requests must be on reasonable grounds. The same problem occurred at Bourbon Hotel. People feel their privacy is invaded without reasonable grounds. Atira is now appealing that decision.
Moment of Silence, motion to adjourn