Downtown Oakland Association and Lake Merritt/Uptown District Association

Joint Board of Directors Meeting Minutes
Thursday, January 21, 2016 – 9:00 a.m.
SPUR Oakland – 1544 Broadway
Present:

Deborah Boyer, Chris Curtis, Laurie Cooperman-Rosen, Cortney Shadel, Samantha Stires,
Don Rogers, Ben Weinstein, Aliza Gallo, CJ Hirschfield, Ramsey Wright, Michelle Lane, Sara
May, Monika Picardo, Mike Guerra, Karissa Govan, Anagha Dandekar Clifford, Keira
Williams

Absent:

Robert Wilkins, Andrea Kirkpatrick, Steven Douglas, Ke Norman, Steve Shanks, David
Weltin, Kirsten Melton

Staff:

Steve Snider, Andrew Jones, Victoria Decker, Fiona Simms

General Counsel:
Guests:

Daniel Schacht

Sarah Seward, Robert Ogilvie, Zoa Town, Jeanine Valdez, Kern Rodman, Adam Chall

Discussions held and decisions made by the Board of Directors
SUBJECT
DISCUSSION
Call to order
Presentation from Robert
Ogilvie of SPUR
Presentation on Oakland
Central campaign from Sarah
Seward of Circlepoint
Public comment and
announcements
Approval of the minutes of
February 13, 2015

Year-end financial report

ACTION?

The meeting was called to order at 9:07 a.m.
Robert welcomed the boards to the new SPUR office and
gave a brief overview of SPUR’s history and mission, and
the work they have planned for the East Bay.
Sarah guided the group through a short exercise listing
places to go and things to do in Downtown Oakland. She
then presented an overview of the campaign to date and
the strategy for 2016.
No public comments were made.
The minutes of February 13, 2015 were presented to the
board for review.

The reports were presented to the boards for review.
Staff noted that the reports were reviewed and
recommend for approval by the ORG committee.
Tori reported that the DOA had cash available of

388 19th Street  Oakland, California 94612
DOA Phone 510.238.1122  LMUDA Phone 510.452.4529  Fax 510.452.4530
info@downtownoakland.org  www.downtownoakland.org
info@lakemerritt-uptown.org  www.lakemerritt-uptown.org

Laurie moved and
Deborah seconded the
motion to approve the
minutes of February
13, 2015. Keira,
Mike, and Cortney
abstained. The
motion was approved
unanimously.
Monika moved and
Sara seconded the
motion to approve the
DOA financial report.
The motion was

Approval of the 2016 proposed
budget

$1,079,183.65 and total expenses of $957,520.35. This
leaves a cash remaining of $121,663.30.

approved
unanimously.

She also reported that the LMU had cash available of
$1,274,710.17 and total expenses of $1,149,455.03. This
leaves a cash remaining of $125,255.14.

Laurie moved and
Deborah seconded the
motion to approve the
LMU financial report.
The motion was
approved
unanimously.
Sara moved and
Michelle seconded the
motion to approve the
Downtown Oakland
Association 2016
budget as proposed.
The motion was
approved
unanimously.

Tori reviewed the significant differences between the
2015 and 2016 budgets. She noted where there were
significant changes to the budget including the removal
of the public relations line item and the combination of
the Maintenance and Safety line items into one Clan and
Safe line item.

Approval of the 2016 Oakland
Venue Management goals

Andrew presented the Oakland Venue Management
goals for 2016 and noted that the Joint ORG committee
has reviewed them and recommends approval. These
goals outline staff’s areas of focus over and above regular
core services.

Approval of OVM Contract
renewal per district bidding
policies

Andrew reviewed the bidding policies and noted that the
Oakland Venue Management contract has passed the
three year mark. This means that an amendment to the
contract must be approved by the board annually or the
board must go out to bid for the contract. Sara has
submitted a letter reviewing Oakland Venue
Management’s performance and recommending that the
board approve the extension of the contract for another
year.
Andrew presented the new staffing proposal which was
also presented at the December 2015 board meetings.
Staff has performed a three year analysis of the budget
to ensure that the increase can be absorbed and is
sustainable while maintaining core services and
complying with requirements.

Approval of the 2016-2018 OVM
Proposal

Authorization of new lease for
388 19th Street

Andrew explained that the lease for the district office at
388 19th street has ended and a new lease has been
drafted. The ORG committee has reviewed the new lease
terms and the rate has been negotiated. In addition to
the increase in the base rent, charges will be applied for
the use of three parking spaces for the Ambassador

Chris moved and
Michelle seconded the
motion to approve the
Lake Merritt-Uptown
District Association
2016 budget as
proposed. The motion
was approved
unanimously.
Chris moved and
Laurie seconded the
motion to approve the
2016 Oakland Venue
Management Goals.
The motion was
approved
unanimously.
Laurie moved and
Deborah seconded the
motion to approve the
OVM Contract
renewal per district
bidding policies. The
motion was approved
unanimously.
Chris moved and
Laurie seconded the
motion to approve the
2016-2018 OVM
Proposal. The motion
was approved
unanimously.
Deborah moved and
Michelle seconded the
motion to approve the
new lease for 388
19th Street. The
motion was approved

Authorization to add Monika
Picardo and Steve Shanks as
signers on all district bank
accounts (DOA only)

Other

Next Meeting
Adjournment

team. This will cost $460 monthly and will be pulled
from the SOBO: Miscellaneous category. Tori thanked
Daniel and Donohue Fitzgerald for reviewing the new
lease.
Tori explained that as new officers to the board, the
Treasurer and Secretary must be added as signers to the
bank accounts. The new signers will replace Martin
Ward and Jesse Nelson who have left the board.

Representatives from TMG Partners introduced
themselves and talked about their vision for their
building at 1330 Broadway.
Tori announced that Lucinda Alipio and Andrew Altman
have resigned from the board.
Not yet scheduled.
The meeting was adjourned at 10:16

Minutes taken by: Fiona Simms, Administrative Assistant

unanimously.

Sara moved and
Michelle seconded the
motion to add Monika
Picardo and Steve
Shanks as signers on
all district bank
accounts. Monika and
Steve abstained from
the voted. The motion
was approved
unanimously.