TCLP general meeting & 2nd Quarter Business Meeting

Attendance

Otilio Rene Perez, Chair – Present
Mark Amans, Vice Chair – Present
Teresa Rushing, Treasurer – Present
Eric Espinoza, Secretary – Present
Brook Bailey, Former Chair – Present (Double check the bylaws to see if this name is former or past chair)

Chair calls to order at 8:18 p.m., June 19th, 2020

Chair adds Transfer of website to AWS and Ad Hoc subcommittee to the agenda.

Bailey moves to add current and upcoming Executive Committee (EC) positions to the agenda.

Chair responds this is inappropriate and will not allow business to be added to the agenda.

Bailey moves again to add current and upcoming EC positions to the agenda.

Rushing 2nds.

Chair refuses to recognize motion.

Chair is challenged and overruled.

Hearing no further objection, the business is added to the agenda.

Bailey moves to make the current and upcoming EC positions the first item of business.

Amans, 2nd

Hearing no further items or objection, agenda is adopted.

Bailey presents Motion for Removal of Chair for Cause. Motion text reads:

Be it resolved that the members of the Tarrant County Executive Committee (EC) vote to remove Otillio Rene Perez, Jr. from the position of Chair for the cause of repeated bylaws violations. Furthermore, Otillio Rene Perez shall be ineligible to hold the EC position as Past Chair due to being removed for cause.

Rushing 2nd

Chair recognizes TCLP member Elizabeth Miller – POI as the membership status of Espinoza and Bailey. Confirmed Espinoza and Bailey are TCLP EC members in good standing

Bailey speaks to her motion. The Chair:

  • did not consult the Executive Committee (EC) before forming working subcommittees
  • did not give 10 days notice for calling an EC meeting in violation of the TCLP Bylaws,
  • did not publish the EC meeting to all established social media platforms in violation of the TCLP Bylaws,
  • attempted to change the time of the EC meeting after publicly posting the time and location in violation of the TCLP Bylaws,
  • refused to work with other EC members to set up a remote option as provided in the TCLP Bylaws for the general and EC meetings,
  • announced a special convention to replace an upcoming EC vacancy in a way not consistent with TCLP Bylaws,
  • announced a special convention to change bylaws recently approved without consulting the rest of the Executive Committee and did so in a way not consistent with TCLP Bylaws,

Chair recognizes TCLP member Chris Hibbard – POI – Previous bylaws infractions of the Chair. Confirmed previous infractions of bylaws while Perez was Acting Chair prior to County Convention

Chair recognizes TCLP member – POI – Bylaws requirements for replacing vacancies.

Confirmed bylaws allow appointment or special convention (Cite the bylaw numbers) and 10+ year tradition of body to appoint.

Chair engages in debate.

Treasurer moves to call the question. Chair requests a 2nd. Amans 2nd

Chair recognizes TCLP member Daniel Bledsoe – POI – Chair’s ability to continue engaging in debate

Confirmed calling the question would end debate

Chair moves to suspend the rules, No 2nd

Chair recognizes motion to call the question.

Motion: Should we continue debate?
Treasurer -No
Vice Chair – No
Past Chair – No
Secretary – No
Debate is ended.

Vote on main motion: Motion for Removal of Chair for Cause
Treasurer – Aye
Vice chair – Aye
Past chair – Aye
Secretary – Aye

Motion passes. Chair is removed for cause. Chair is requested to hand off as the presiding officer of the meeting.

Past Chair nominate Mark Amans, Vice Chair as presiding officer. Vice Chair accepts. Treasurer 2nds. Hearing no objection, Vice Chair is elected presiding officer.

Past Chair moves to open debate on upcoming vacant positions – Past Chair and Secretary – as well as appointed At-Large positions. Hearing no objection, debate begins. The Executive Committee decides to appoint the Secretary and Past Chair positions, as well as one At-Large position, leaving three At-Large positions vacant.

Past Chair nominates Chris Hibbard for Secretary, effective at the end of the current meeting. Vice Chair 2nds nomination. TCLP Member Chris Hibbard accepts.

Voice vote for election:
Treasurer: Aye
Vice Chair: Aye
Past Chair: Aye
Secretary: Aye

Chirs Hibbard is elected Secretary, effective the end of the current meeting.

Teresa nominates Liz LeBlanc for Past Chair, effective at the end of the current meeting. Vice Chair 2nds nomination TCLP member Liz LeBlancaccepts. Hearing no objection, Liz LeBlanc is appointed Past Chair, effective the end of the current meeting.

Vice Chair moves to move current IT infrastructure to AWS at the most cost effective opportunity. Past Chair 2nd. Hearing no objection, motion passes.

Secretary nominates Duane Hammon for At-Large position. Treasurer 2nds nomination. TCLP member Duane Hammon accepts. Hearing no objection, Duane Hammon is appointed as an At-Large Member.

Vice chair calls a continuation of the business meeting for June 30, 2020. No objection.

Past chair motion to adjourn. Treasurer 2nds. Hearing no objection, meeting is adjourned at 8:58 pm.

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