Re: [council] finalizing motions in advance of voting on them
It isn't always clear what is a "material" change. What may be a "material" change to one constituency may be "immaterial" to another. And even the crafting of immaterial changes takes up public forum time.
I don't think it paralizes us because it only means we have to put the vote off to the next meeting if there will be changes to it in the days before the vote. And actually it would give us an incentive to get our act together sooner. I think the lack of confidence in the GNSO from word-smithing on the fly far outweighs the inconvenience of putting off a vote to the next meeting.
Robin On Jun 26, 2008, at 4:32 AM, Gomes, Chuck wrote:
Couldn't this paralize us? I agree if there is a material change wherewe need to go back to our constituencies. Chuck-----Original Message----- From: owner-council@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:owner-council@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of philip.sheppard@xxxxxx Sent: Thursday, June 26, 2008 6:46 AM To: Robin Gross Cc: council@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx GNSOSubject: Re: [council] finalizing motions in advance of voting on themI fully support this callI'd to request that whatever motions are up for counsel vote are finalized at least several days in advance of voting onthem, meaningno last minute amendments - friendly or not. I'm concerned about the tendency to amend the motion duringthe publiccounsel meeting and we end up wasting GNSO public forumtime craftinglanguage on the fly (and this does not instill confidence in the counsel from the community). Besides appearing silly, and more importantly, last minuteamendmentsdo not give us a chance to discuss the motion that will be voted on with our constituencies. It is important that we know exactly what will be voted on in advance so we can get key feedback from our constituencies. Thanks, Robin IP JUSTICE Robin Gross, Executive Director 1192 Haight Street, San Francisco, CA 94117 USA p: +1-415-553-6261 f: +1-415-462-6451 w: http://www.ipjustice.org e: robin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
IP JUSTICE Robin Gross, Executive Director 1192 Haight Street, San Francisco, CA 94117 USA p: +1-415-553-6261 f: +1-415-462-6451 w: http://www.ipjustice.org e: robin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx