The CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® Board of Directors will meet for its 533rd session on Friday, January 20 and Saturday, January 21 at the Hyatt Grand Champions Resort in Indian Wells. Click on the links below for more information of interest to Directors.
Notice of PAC Bylaws Amendments (see links below) December 12, 2011 This serves as notice of proposed bylaws amendments to the CREPAC, (and CREIEC, CREPAC/federal) and IMPAC bylaws to be voted on by the directors at its upcoming January 18-21, 2012, directors’ meetings at the Indian Wells Hyatt Grand Champions and Renaissance hotels.
Two different sets of philosophical changes are being proposed to allow the C.A.R. Directors to choose the best of either proposal—either in whole or in part. IMPAC and CREPAC approved their proposed changes and the Political Affairs Task Force, whose charge was broader, is also proposing some changes, some of which are not compatible with some of the CREPAC/IMPAC proposed changes.
There are portions of the bylaws that both groups agree upon. Some changes are simply housekeeping such as conforming the bylaws to preferred and existing practice and updating the naming conventions (Political Survival is now called REALTOR® Action Fund, for example) and making the document gender neutral (Chair instead of Chairman, for example). Others are more substantive but still have the agreement of both groups.
The areas of differences include the proposed revision to term limits (the current lifetime ban after 6 years of service), the number of terms allowed, and the proposed prior service requirement (must have previously served as a Trustee or as an alternate), the expansion of the number of Trustees with nonvoting Trustees replacing alternates, and methods for removal of PAC Trustees and PAC leadership.
Changes to CREPAC are made in parallel to the CREIEC and CREPAC/federal bylaws, as they are separate PACs. IMPAC also makes changes to conform to CREPAC (and CREPAC to IMPAC) so they can avoid confusion. All of the changes are shown with deletions shown stricken and additions underlined. However, the changes are comparable in all of the bylaws.
Below please find links to each of the six documents referenced above.