General Membership Meeting

It's with great excitement that we look forward to Sunday's general meeting, with two very important votes on the agenda! If you haven't yet, please RSVP and volunteer to help!

Housing Campaign Vote

After hearing quick updates on the work of the chapter's committees and campaigns, we'll start with discussion, debate, and voting on whether the chapter will join the campaign to repeal the Costa-Hawkins Rental Housing Act, which prohibits many rentals from being eligible for rent control across the state. Please see the full proposal text.

Bylaws Vote

Next, we'll vote to update our chapter bylaws, which are expiring. Here's a rundown of bylaws documents, which we hope everyone can read before the meeting. Copies of all of these will also be available at the meeting.

  • If you have no idea what's going on, start with this quick guide to what we are doing and why!
  • Then check out the proposed bylaws revision, written by the Bylaws Committee and endorsed by the Local Council. We also wrote a quick-and-dirty readers' guide to the revision!
  • Members have proposed these amendments to the revision text. We will discuss and debate these alongside the revision!
  • This process became more complicated than expected and didn't go as smoothly as we'd hoped! We thank everyone for their patience and understanding. Please see this statement from the Local Council for more information.

See the agenda and amendments to debate or see all of the submitted amendments.

Accessibility Information

Accessibility information is available on the Omni Commons website. If you would like an ASL interpreter for the general meeting, we have volunteers available. Just let us know if an interpreter is desired. You can contact Noah directly by email or Facebook Messenger with any accessibility questions or requests for the general meeting.


RSVP (and volunteer and get more information about venue accessibility and accommodations)

Note: The February 1 newsletter listed the wrong location for this meeting. The correct location is listed below.

February 25, 2018 at 1 p.m.–4 p.m.
Omni Commons
4799 Shattuck Ave
Oakland, CA 94609
United States
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Will you attend?