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July 20 2004

DCN Board Minutes July 2004

A duly called regular meeting of the Board of the Davis Community
Network was held at 5:15 P.M., Tuesday, July 20, 2004
at the City of Davis Training Room, 600 A Street, Davis

Present: (9 Board Members) Tony Bernhard, Tsui Chang, Rick
Guidara, Anne Hance, John Jones, Steve McMahon, Robert
Nickerson, Keith Prior, Kimball Sargeant, and Executive Director
Richard Lowenberg.
Absent: Ronda Adams, Jim Frame, Jan Meizel, Richard Reid, Tom
Stanionis, Richard Yamagata

1. Call to Order:
The meeting was called to order by president Kimball Sargeant at
5:21 P.M.

2. Agenda Approval:
The Agenda was approved, by consensus, with the addition of
item 11. from Rick Guidara.

3. Public Comment:
No members of the public were in attendance.

4. Minutes:
The minutes of the June 15, 2004 meeting were approved, by
consensus, as distributed.

5. Resignation and leave of absence:
Motion by Anne Hance, seconded by Steve McMahon:
The resignation of Ronda Adams is accepted with regret and the
60 days delay waived; the 6-month leave of absence requested by
Richard Reid is approved.
Motion approved by consensus

6. City Council Goals E-Forum Discussion;
A brief discussion agreed that the 3-week project carried out on
behalf of the Davis City Council was a qualified success. 89 people
registered and some good discussion points were posted. A better
result can be expected if a similar effort is undertaken with fewer and
more focused discussion points.

7. Renaming DCN standing committees:
At the recommendation of the Executive Director two
committees were renamed:
Motion by Steve McMahon seconded by Keith Prior:
That the Training Committee be renamed Public Education
Committee; and the Public Education/Marketing Committee be
renamed the Public Outreach Committee.
Motion approved by consensus.
At a previous meeting the Board changed the name of the
Information Provider Committee which was renamed the Resource
Allocation Committee. These actions have bylaw change
implications and the Secretary, Anne Hance will bring to the
September Board meeting a recommendation on what change should
be made to the bylaws section IV. A.

DCN Organizational Website redesign.
The reorganization being carried out by David Siedband
involves moving existing pages into a Plone environment. This
involves some coding restructuring of existing pages and re-
wording the content of others. The project is progressing quite well.

8. Community Calendar Update:
Some fine tuning remains to be done but the calendar is 'live'
and functioning well. A letter is being sent to about 60 groups pre-
approved by the RAC at its July meeting. Steve commended Tsui
Chang for her leadership in keeping this project moving vigorously

9. Committee Reports:
None. Committees are accomplishing routine work.

Executive Director's Report:
Following up on the much delayed report from the IRS on its
'examination' of DCN's finances and procedures the Executive
Director R.L. learned from the original case officer that he had been
transferred and that the case had been given to someone else. The
new case officer told R.L. that she had a back-log but would get to
the DCN case.
R.L. will provide the FY financial report at the next Board
In relation to the Elections Office MOU, RL asked for potential
informal liaisons who would be familiar with relevant needs and
interests of the various county areas.

10. it was agreed that there will be no Board meeting in August.

11. Rick Guidara asked if DCN might host a forum for MISAC
and it was agreed that this request was not relevant for RAC project
status but should instead be a special project under the aegis of the
Executive Director and the WebTeam Chair.

12. Announcements: none

13. Adjournment: 6:08 P.M.

Submitted by Anne Hance, Secretary

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