Apr 22 – San Diego City Council D6 & San Diego Superior Court Endorsement Meeting

Sunday, April 22, 2018, the Point Loma Democratic Club will consider endorsing in San Diego City Council District 6 and San Diego Superior Court Office 37.

Candidates for San Diego City Council D6: Tommy HoughFayaz NawabiMatt Valenti



Candidates for San Diego Superior Court: Matt BrowerTim Nader



4:00PM – 5:30PM
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For additional info call (619) 800-5098
Directions and parking information


Social Time
Members are encouraged to get together from 4:00PM before the meeting starts, please bring whatever light drinks/snacks that you’d like to share.

After the meeting ends we suggest adjourning to the Point Break Cafe at 2743 Shelter Island Dr to continue our progressive conversation. Happy Hour is until 6:30pm.

 

Notes from February Meeting – County Board of Supervisors District 4 Endorsement Meeting

Meeting held February 25, 2018 at the Point Loma Assembly.

CALL TO ORDERPresident Jonathan Wubbolding called the meeting to order at 4:20 PM.

Statements from candidates, elected officials or representatives not on the Agenda:

  • Tommy Hough – Candidate for SD City Council, District 6
  • Matt Brower – Candidate for SD County Superior Court Judge
  • Joe La Cava – Paid consultant opposing Soccer City Initiative
  • Bryan Pease Candidate for SD City Council, District 2
  • Jordan Beane – PLDC endorsed candidate for SD City Council, District 2
  • Nick Serrano – Rep for Todd Gloria, CA Assemblymember, District 78
  • Lorena Gonzales Fletcher – CA Assemblywoman, District 80










PROGRAM: ENDORSEMENT FORUM FOR SUPERVISOR DISTRICT 4
Endorsement Committee Chair Dev Zaveri-Tabb presided over the forum.  She explained the Club’s endorsement procedure and then gave each candidate three minutes to make an opening statement, in an order determined by a drawing:

  • Nathan Fletcher
  • Ken Malbrough (absent)
  • Lori Saldaña
  • Omar Passons

After the statements were made, Dev conducted a Q & A session, using six questions that had been submitted by Club members at the beginning of the meeting.  Afterwards, the candidates gave 3-minute closing statements.

Dev announced that the floor was to be opened for private discussion and asked that all candidates, their spokespersons, staff, and family step outside; however, any who were Club members were allowed to cast their ballots before exiting the room.

Dev asked whether anyone had any comments to make about any of the candidates, including Ken Malbrough.  A point of order was raised concerning Mr. Malbrough’s absence. Dev said that he had filled out an application that was subsequently approved by the committee, having met all of the general criteria; she said that he was expected to attend and that she didn’t know why he was absent.  She provided a summary of his candidacy and gave members an opportunity to see the results of his questionnaire.  After the discussion period, members were asked to cast their ballots and some Club business (listed below) was conducted while the votes were tabulated.

After several rounds of voting Nathan Fletcher won the Club’s endorsement.

CLUB REPORTS

TREASURER – Dave Furlano reported the end-of-December and January bank balances.  He announced that the Club had hit the 200-member mark and reminded everyone that it was time to renew memberships.

CLUB OFFICER ELECTIONS
Ruth Rollins, Nominating Committee Chair, reported that the Club’s existing officers had stated they’d be willing to serve for another year.  She then asked if there were any nominations from the floor for the office of Club Secretary, hearing none, there was a motion to close the nominations, it was seconded, there was a call for discussion, hearing none, a voice vote was taken and Deborah Currier was reelected Club Secretary.

In the interest of time, Ruth asked if there were any nominations from the floor for Club Treasurer, Vice President, or President, hearing none, nominations were closed.  Susan Peinado moved that the Club adopt the slate by acclamation, it was seconded, there was a call for discussion, hearing none, a voice vote was taken and Dave Furlano was reelected Club Treasurer, Merrin Muxlow was reelected Vice President, and Jonathan Wubbolding was reelected President by unanimous voice vote.

ANNOUNCEMENTS
Derek Casady, president of the La Jolla Democratic Club, asked the Club to consider passing a resolution saying that it supported the concept of a WWII-scale mobilization to get off fossil fuels.

—Merrin Muxlow spoke about the just concluded CADEM State Convention that was held in San Diego. She said that the big news was that there were a lot of undecideds, with no endorsements given in many races. She also announced that a fundraiser was to be held March 15 for the Club’s endorsed candidate for the Club’s city council district, Jordan Beane.

Mike McQuary spoke about being the former president of the California Democratic Council and announced that Hilary Crosby had been elected the new president for the CDC at the state convention.  He also spoke about his campaign for reelection to the SD Unified School Board District C.

Ruth Rollins announced that there was going to be a new website called “Blood On Their Hands” that will list all candidates who accept money from the NRA.  She suggested that gun manufacturers and other organizations of gun owners be added.

Susan Peinado announced that there were exactly 100 days till the Primaries.

ADJOURNMENT:  The meeting was adjourned at 6:13 PM.


Notes: Deborah Currier, Secretary

Mar 18 – Do Citizens Get Hurt More in Soccer or Football?

This month’s meeting is a week earlier than usual to accommodate the inclusion of the Point Loma Assembly in the San Diego Architectural Foundation Open House on March 24-25.

Joe LaCava will present arguments in opposition to the SoccerCity Initiative scheduled for the City of San Diego November 2018 ballot. The citizen’s initiative proposes a sale/lease to private investors and redevelopment of city-owned land including the Qualcomm Stadium and the former Charger Training System.


Mr. LaCava is a Democratic Party activist and prominent advocate of community participation in the city’s planning process. He graduated from San Diego State University and is owner of LaCava Consulting. He is the former chair of the San Diego Community Planners Committee, the umbrella organization to the city’s 42 community planning groups, and was briefly a candidate for San Diego City Council in 2016. He currently serves on the eBoards for the Democrats for Environmental Action and Citizens Coordinate for Century 3 (C-3). Joe is a member of several democratic clubs including the Point Loma Democratic Club, has been appointed to several city boards, and sits on several coalitions focusing on housing and transit. Joe is the spokesperson for the No on Soccer City Coalition (http://www.NoOnSoccerCity.com)


 4:00PM – 5:30PMPointLomaAssemblyMap

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For additional info call (619) 800-5098
Directions and parking information


Social Time
Members are encouraged to get together from 3:30PM before the meeting starts, please bring whatever light drinks/snacks that you’d like to share.

After the meeting ends we suggest adjourning to the Point Break Cafe at 2743 Shelter Island Dr to continue our progressive conversation. Happy Hour is until 6:30pm.

Mar 15 – Happy Hour Meet and Greet: Jordan Beane for City Council!

Join fellow District 2 residents, San Diegans and politicos for drinks with Jordan Beane, our club-endorsed candidate! Jordan has also been recently endorsed by the Pacific Beach Democratic Club, San Diego Service Employees Union 221, and Run for Something, a national organization focused on helping millennials get elected. Contribute to Jordan’s campaign and help us TURN D2 BLUE in 2018!

Happy Hour wine specials from 5-6pm!

Where
The 3rd Corner – Ocean Beach
2265 Bacon St, San Diego, California 92107 (map)

When
Thursday March 15, 2018, 5-7pm

Feb 25 – County Board of Supervisors District 4 Endorsement Meeting

On February 25, 2018, Point Loma Democratic Club holds our second endorsement meeting of the year, where we’ll consider the contest for County Board of Supervisors District 4. This is of great interest for members living north of Pt Loma Avenue.

This is your chance to hear from all of the candidates in person and to ask them questions. The four candidates that we will bring forward are:

 

Nathan Fletcher

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Ken Malbrough

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Omar Passons

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Lori Saldańa

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In addition, if you have not already renewed your dues for 2018, please be prepared to do so at the meeting. Only members in good standing will be allowed to vote on the endorsement. If you are not sure about your status, feel free to ask by emailing [email protected]

You can renew on line here, or bring cash/check or debit/credit card to the meeting.


 4:00PM – 5:30PMPointLomaAssemblyMap

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For additional info call (619) 800-5098
Directions and parking information


Social Time
Members are encouraged to get together from 3:30PM before the meeting starts, please bring whatever light drinks/snacks that you’d like to share.

After the meeting ends we suggest adjourning to the Point Break Cafe at 2743 Shelter Island Dr to continue our progressive conversation. Happy Hour is until 6:30pm.

Notes from January Meeting – D2 Endorsement Meeting

The meeting started later than usual because of a play at the Pt Loma Assembly.

 






















Statements from candidates and elected officials (or reps) not on Agenda:

  • Lori Salaña – Candidate for San Diego County Supervisor
  • Doug Case – Political Affairs Director for State Senator Toni Atkins
  • Matt Valenti – Candidate for SD City Council, District 6
  • Dave Myers – Candidate for SD County Sheriff
  • Rafael Perez – Candidate for SD Community College Board District E
  • Mike McQuary – Up for reelection to SD Unified School Board, Sub-District
  • Tommy Hough – Candidate for SD City Council, District 6

PROGRAM: ENDORSEMENT FORUM FOR SAN DIEGO CITY COUNCIL DISTRICT 2
Endorsement Committee Chair Dev Zaveri-Tabb presided over the forum.

After the opening statements were made, Dev conducted a 15-minute Q & A session, using her own questions and a selection submitted by Club Members. Every candidate was given one minute to respond to each question and allowed a 30-second rebuttal to any personal attacks; afterwards, they gave 3-minute closing statements.

The club passed a motion to endorse in the race.

The Club then proceeded with the member discussion period; members were allowed to make 30-second comments and then asked to cast their ballots. After the votes were tabulated, Dev announced that Jordan Beane won the Club’s endorsement.

WESTERN SERVICE WORKERS ASSOCIATION ANNOUNCEMENTS
Brandon McDonald, Operations Manager with the WSWA, spoke about the association, their needs for the New Year, and their Tamale Benefit.

CLUB REPORT
TREASURER – Dave Furlano reported the end-of-year bank balance, gave an update on the Club’s income and expenses, reported on the rental fee for the Assembly Hall, and reminded members that it was time to renew memberships.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

  • Merrin Muxlow spoke about the Women of Color ROAR Breakfast, presented by Indivisible WATU and the attendance of young women from High Tech High and Point Loma High; she then asked for member contributions
  • Michelle Krug said she had petitions-in-lieu available to be signed for Dave Myers and for the County to push future county candidate elections to November
  • Dev Zaveri-Tabb announced that the San Diego Climate Mobilization Coalition would hold a rally at City Hall on January 27.
  • Susan Peinado urged people to support the Point Loma Assembly Hall by attending the play “Building the Wall”, currently being staged, and its Bean Bandit event on February 8
  • Dave Myers spoke about the San Diego County Democratic Party’s countywide Walk for Progress to be held on January 27.

ADJOURNMENT
The meeting was adjourned at 6:34 PM.


Notes: Deborah Currier, Secretary
Photos: John Loughlin