RE: [gnso-restruc-dt] Issue on council voting on bylaws.
- To: "Avri Doria" <avri@xxxxxxx>, <gnso-restruc-dt@xxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: RE: [gnso-restruc-dt] Issue on council voting on bylaws.
- From: "Gomes, Chuck" <cgomes@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Thu, 28 May 2009 15:14:19 -0400
We can approach it somewhat like we do in WGs:
- Attempt to reach consensus on each item and identify those where full
consensus was reached.
- For items where full consensus is not reached: 1) if rough consensus
is reached on an item (at least a simple majority with no weighted
voting), identify the names of those in favor, those opposed and
absentions, and report minority positions; 2) if rough consensus is not
reached on an item, state the alternative views along with the names of
those in favor, those opposed and abstentions.
I would think that this would provide enough position for the Board to
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> One f the issue that came up today in the council meeting the
> degree to which we needed full consensus on the issues or
> could use the current council super majority voting
> procedures to pass a by-laws issue that one of more of the
> future SGs might not be comfortable.
> Philip brought up the issue and I invite him to explain his position
> because I am sure he can do it so much more elegantly then I can.
> What I understood is that it might not be appropriate for
> this council using its weighted voting procedure to decide on
> by-law a future council needs to live with.
> As part of that conversation, I responded with several points:
> - We do need to have by-laws under which that council can sit
> and act before it can sit and act.
> - Council as currently constituted needs to vote on those
> recommendations in order to send them to the Board, so that
> they can then gather community opinion and then decide.
> - If this council recommends anything that that new council
> doesn't approve of, they will be able to change the bylaws.
> - On any item of which we do achieve full consensus, a note
> should be attached to the recommendation clearly explaining
> the differences and detailing the opposition.
> Another point I would like to add that I do not think I
> brought up during the meeting:
> - Any issue where we cannot reach consensus may be able to be
> dealt with as a transitional item to be reconsidered when the
> new council is seated or at some suitable interval afterwards.
> Note: the optimism with which I believe we will have
> something that is mostly consensus that we will be able to
> vote on and achieve consensus.