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TONIGHT: San Diego Pride board of directors to vote on several controversial items

SAN DIEGO -- San Diego Pride, the organization that produces the city's annual LGBT pride festivities, will hold its first board of directors meeting since this year's celebration. It's tonight at 6:30 pm.

After a series of standard business items, the board is scheduled to vote on several controversial items, including those advanced from the organization's executive committee.

The first such item is a motion for San Diego Pride to endorse the San Diego and Imperial County Labor Council's boycott of Walmart. The agenda for the evening states that a representative from the Labor Council will be present to address the board.

Other motions include moving $1,000 from an account called "Board Miscellaneous" to assist the San Diego LGBT Pride delegation to attend the Interpride 2012 conference, taking place in Boston Oct. 3-7. Interpride is an international association that connects LGBT pride organizations from around the world together.

A motion to potentially spend $2,000 of the board's retreat budget failed the executive committee but is being brought to the full board by the co-chair, pending additional information.

In its report, the finance committee will review event projections for 2012 vs. 2011.

Finally, the board plans to hold its officer elections tonight, with the male co-chair, female co-chair and treasurer positions open.

Candidates for male co-chair include Romer De Los Santos, Zandro Palma and Will Rodriguez-Kennedy. Only one candidate, Ebony Aldridge, has put her name in for the female co-chair nomination.

If the board approves, longtime board member Jeri Dilno will receive "board emeritus" status.

The meeting, which is open to the public, will take place at the offices of San Diego LGBT Pride, located at 3620 30th St. in North Park.

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