The Libertarian Party of California will Begin its 2010 Convention and Board of Directors Election tomorrow. The event is scheduled for three days, with over 60 attendees having registered as of Wednesday.
The Convention Schedule, Program and Speaker list have not been made available to the public or to any attendee this reporter has been in contact with. Official Party Website link: http://www.ca.lp.org/events.shtml#lpcaconvention has prices only.
Speakers include Wayne Root, Judge Jim Gray and several state LP Candidates. Annually designated elections will be held, and to fill the vacancies from recent resignations.
Topics expected to be covered are the upcoming election season, as well as the recent expulsion and reinstatement of two LPCA Members. (Yours truly being one of those two aforementioned members.)
The Platform Committee (PlatCom) meeting is rumored to be tomorrow, Friday at 9:00 AM. (That’s morning for those of you who live in Rio Linda.)
The Convention website lists $238 or 278 for Business Sessions, Saturday and Sunday breakfast and lunch buffets, plus the Saturday evening banquet. This does not include other meals or lodging. The minimum floor fee is $99 to enable Delegates to vote.
The usual discussion about the ethics of charging a floor fee is expected on the floor from both sides of the matter.
Delegate, Candidate, Donor and Volunteers are traditional at these events, as well as evening and late night parties. Onsite Registration has traditionally been available as well. No daily fee for any of the three days is listed and inquiries about this matter have gone unanswered.
The event takes place at the Marriott Courtyard Long Beach Downtown.
California is the largest Libertarian Party affiliate of the national LP, by Membership. Roughly 2/3 of the membership traditionally is from Southern California, though Conventions are traditionally rotated evenly between north and south.
No on site Convention or Party Contact information is available, so Delegates are keeping in touch with their County Chairs for updates and last-minute registration information.
IPR will be the first to report on the news from the Convention.