RE: [gnso-osc] RE: GNSO Council Proxy Procedures
Olga, Note that the procedures say that Andrei's proxy be given to Carlos: "If an abstention is declared by a House NCA, once formal notification has occurred pursuant to the procedures in Paragraph 4.5.4-a, a proxy is automatically transferred to the GNSO Council's unaffiliated NCA (hereinafter Council NCA) and any vote cast will be counted within the House to which the abstaining NCA is assigned." The problem we have been discussing was the following: if you and Andrei had to abstain and both of you wanted to assign a proxy to Carlos, only one of you would have been allowed to do so, unless I am reading the procedures incorrectly. Chuck From: Olga Cavalli [mailto:olgacavalli@xxxxxxxxx] Sent: Tuesday, April 05, 2011 8:06 AM To: Stéphane Van Gelder Cc: Gomes, Chuck; Ken Bour; Philip Sheppard; gnso-osc@xxxxxxxxx; Robert Hoggarth; Julie Hedlund; liz.gasster@xxxxxxxxx Subject: Re: [gnso-osc] RE: GNSO Council Proxy Procedures Hi, I plan to attend the conf call on Thursday so I can be the proxi for Andrei. Regards Olga 2011/4/5 Stéphane Van Gelder <stephane.vangelder@xxxxxxxxx> On Chuck's last point, I am not sure that would be consistent with the way this works for non NCA councillors, as proxies can only be given within the same SG, they do not cover the entire house. I think we have to be careful not to create a situation where the NCAs enjoy benefits that elected councillors do not. Stéphane Le 5 avr. 2011 à 01:03, Gomes, Chuck a écrit : The current GOP limit of one proxy per Council NCA follows the same limitation that is true for each SG Councilor. If, for example, the RySG had two Councilors absent for a meeting (quorum rules notwithstanding), the attending Councilor could still exercise only one proxy vote per motion. The other absent Councilor votes would be recorded as "absent." [Gomes, Chuck] If it is important to maintain this, then we could just allow an NCA to give the proxy to any Councilor in the applicable house.