RE: [council] Regarding voting rules for conflict of interest - proxies
> I agree with you that we should consider additional special situations
> with regard to voting, but we will probably have to deal with
> them after
> we get finished with the huge current workload.
Sounds fair to me - just thought I would mention it, while we are
considering voting rules.
> doesn't seem to me that a constituency (or in the future a stakeholder
> group) should lose a vote because their elected councilor has
> a personal
> conflict of interest.
Agreed. But at the same time I do think the issue of personal
conflicts of interest need to be taken into account. So I think a
mechanism that allows a constituency to retain their votes, but prevents
an individual from being put in a difficult situation is worthwhile.
Another example in the past is how to handle elections to the Board,
where a candidate is a sitting Council member. There has been a
mechanism used in the past where the constituency can appoint a person
to vote on behalf of the constituency, in place of the Council member.