11-24-15 Meeting Minutes


DATE: November 24, 2015
PLACE:  Rancho Cordova Library, 9845 Folsom Blvd., Sacramento, California
MEETING TYPE:  BRECA Steering Committee Meeting


Lori Christensen
Kelly Cohen
Bonnie Domeny
Rene Hamlin
Carmen Mitchell
Jim Morgan
Andrea White

  1. Call to Order from Chair Rene Hamlin
  2. Minutes
    Andrea White made a motion to adopt the draft minutes from October 27, 2015.  Lori Christensen  seconded the motion.  The motion was approved unanimously.
  1. Reports
    1. Treasurer’s Report
      Andrea White reported that the balance in the BRECA account is $4,435.16.

      It was agreed to form a budget committee for the coming year.  Andrea White, Rene Hamlin, Jim Morgan and Ken Crawford are to be on the committee.

  1. Old Business
    1. Newsletter
      Jim Morgan stated that the Newsletter is ready to go to the printer.  Bonnie Domeny stated that she wants to create a searchable version of the Newsletter for the BRECA web site.
    2. By-Laws Discussion
      Rene Hamlin stated that she would like to get a committee together to review proposed revisions to the By-Laws.  Bonnie Domeny suggested that a committee consisting of BRECA members who are not on the Steering Committee and one Steering Committee member would be appropriate, so that the members of the By-Laws Committee are not invested in certain changes.  Lori Christensen stated that the usual process is for the By-Laws committee to make recommendations to the Steering Committee.  Rene Hamlin volunteered to chair the By-Laws Review Committee.  Carmen Mitchell volunteered, and Ken Crawford was also drafted.  Possible additional members suggested were Elaine Crawford and Jaime Gurevich.
    3. Transparency Issues
      Transparency issues were tabled due to the formation of a By-Laws Review Committee.
    4. Planning for December Meeting
      Rene Hamlin reminded people that the December Steering Committee meeting would be followed by a holiday party.  Bonnie Domeny volunteered to do an invitation flyer.  Andrea White volunteered to head the committee.  Lori Christensen and Kelly Cohen also volunteered and Gay Jones was nominated.
    5. January Meet and Greet with Planning
      Rene Hamlin asked whether having a “meet and greet” with new County Planning staff was a good idea for the January Steering Committee meeting.  It was agreed this is a good idea.  Rene is to plan the meeting.
    6. From the Floor
      There were no issues from the floor.
  1. New Business
    1. POP Officer Recognition by the Steering Committee
      Bonnie Domeny stated that the Problem Oriented Policing (POP) officer has been doing a lot of work in our community.  For example, he is working on a problem house on Alcosta.  He wants letters from neighbors about how the activities at the house affect them.  He wants to take these letters to the District Attorney’s (DA) office, to encourage the DA to bring legal action.

      Bonnie made a motion to write a letter of recognition for the POP officer.  Carmen Mitchell seconded the motion.  The motion was approved unanimously.

      Andrea White made a motion to write a letter of support for the Neighborhood Watch group regarding the Alcosta house.  Kelly Cohen seconded the motion.  The motion was approved unanimously.

    2. From the Floor
      Rene Hamlin stated that she would like to start planning for next year’s BRECA activities at the December meeting.
  1. Meeting adjourned.

The next Meeting will be a Steering Committee Meeting and Holiday Party and will be held on Tuesday, December 15, 2015, at the Rancho Cordova Library.

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