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March 22, 2019

FSU Executive Committee Meeting Minutes

March 22, 2019

Members Present: Marlene Kim; Steve Striffler; Jessica Holden; Emilio Sauri; Tim Sieber; Joe Ramsey; Joseph Brown; Ellen Frank; Caroline Coscia; Monique Fuguet; Jeff Melnick

Others Present: Lorenzo Nencioli, FSU Membership Coordinator; Heather LaPenn, MTA; George Kelley, FSU member; Gillian MacNaughton, FSU Grievance Officer; Mickey Gallagher, MTA Consultant; Heather LaPenn; MTA Consultant

  1. Approval of the agenda: Motion to amend agenda to let George Kelley discuss his concerns for 30 seconds. Motion to approve as amended seconded. Motion passes.
  2. Approval of the minutes: Motion to approve 3/6/19 Ex Com minutes. Motion seconded. Motion passes.
  3. George Kelley: The Ex com meeting location was not posted on the website.  Asked if the Ex Com could have regular meetings to have more member engagement.  Discussion of why ex com meeting was not posted and this oversight was immediately corrected. 
  4. Update on budget and input: Ellen: the last draft of the budget was incorrect, so she made adjustments. Discussion between Ellen and Lorenzo; they will discuss with the bookkeeper and get back to the Ex Com.  Discussion of Organizer Position and an update on what Sandy Howland has been doing.


    5. Discussion of Mt. Ida

    6. Fund our Future:

Fund our Future (90 minute event on Weds. April 24)

  • Speakers
  • Community representation
  • Participatory“People’s Budget” action (?)
  • Legislators respond
  • Break up into groups to do follow-up events (people’s budget; fund our future) that will be planned

Volunteers for planning this event: Steve S., Emilio, Caroline

There will be a follow up hearing on the CHERISH Act on April 30th. The MTA will coordinate testimony but people  can submit written testimony. There will be a rally at the State House at 4:30 or 5pm on May 16th

    7. Celebration of FSU esp around NTT issues: Celebrating things we’ve secured for NTT members. Also celebrating the contributions of senior/retiring/retired members. The           consensus was to have this event.

    8. NTT grievance officer: Need to recruit a new grievance officer as Caroline Coscia is stepping down