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[council] Issue concerning votes on PDP

  • To: GNSO Council <council@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Subject: [council] Issue concerning votes on PDP
  • From: Avri Doria <avri@xxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 12 Jul 2007 17:43:14 -0400
  • Sender: owner-council@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx


To follow up on today's topic about needing to decide whether we vote on a PDP's recommendations individually or grouped.

As Philip suggested during today's discussion it could be useful to determine when the Terms of Reference for a PDP were being developed whether they were to be developed as a integral set of recommendations or as individual recommendations. It is also possible that it may sometimes be difficult to know this at the beginning or that during the process of developing the recommendations, some or all of them could naturally aggregate as groups.

In any case, since the by-laws leave it open as to whether the recommendations are considered individually, as several groups or as a single group, I believe that we need to leave this open to decision at the time of the council vote on the PDP, especially when not prior determinations has been made.

My recommendation for a process is:

i - The default is to vote on a PDP's recommendations as a single group.

ii - If the the Terms of Reference for the PDP or the committee, task force or working group recommends considering on them in a specific manner; i.e., either individually, in groups or in a single group, then this recommendation should serve as the default.

iii- In either case, a councillor may make the motion, which would need to be seconded, to either separate the recommendations or group them; i.e, to do something different then the basic default or recommended action. The decision would require a simple majority vote of the council.

I would like to follow this recommendation starting with the vote on contractual conditions scheduled for the 9 August meeting.

Discussion, comments, questions, clarifications?


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