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[council] Background for agenda Item 8 - Planning for LA

  • To: Council GNSO <council@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Subject: [council] Background for agenda Item 8 - Planning for LA
  • From: Avri Doria <avri@xxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 10 Jul 2007 12:21:22 -0400
  • Sender: owner-council@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx


Item 8: Initial planning for LA (10 min)

8.1 Review suggestion for full day equivalent session on New gTLD recommendations It has been suggested that it would be useful to do a full day's meeting (perhaps split into two sessions on different days) to cover all of the recommendations in the New gTLD PDP that will have been sent on to the board by then. Different council members could take leadership of discussion section on each of the recommendations.

The reason for this suggestion is that the recommendations will have been sent on to the board by this time and the subject matter will be under discussion during the meeting. The thought was that some of the recommendations are complex and would gain from a council explanation of the thinking behind the resolutions and the implications for implementation. This session would be cast as an extended tutorial in terms of explanation and Q&A.

The council needs to decide if we support this recommendation. If so, we need to start planning. One issue that has come up regarding this session is the reality of a crowded M-F schedule. An option that has been mentioned involves doing this session on Sunday before the meeting. This would mean either cutting the GNSO pre-session work to a single day, which may not be a problem, or starting earlier - on Friday. The council should decide on this as soon as possible in order to allow announcements and scheduling if we decide that we want to do this.

8.2 - suggestion for restructuring Public Forum + Public meetings

Proposal to try an experiment with the Public Forum and public council meeting in LA. Instead of the current arrangement of a meeting for listening and then a meeting for talking, we could divide a 4 hour meeting up into topical sections. Each topic could then be structured to include:
- Constituency Overview on the Topic
- Public comment on the topic
- Council discussion and resolution on the Topic.

This recommendation comes out of a desire to respond to the frustration expressed in the GSNO Open Forum in SJ.


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