RE: Consultant fees
From: Rob Sandelin (
Date: Thu, 13 Jan 94 09:10:59 PST
Yeah, early on at Sharingwood we had the same discussion. The reality 
is that the homesite (unit) cost is born per household so we figured 
that all costs would break out the same way.  However we have set our 
structure up so that votes are also per household so if we should ever 
vote on anything (we have used consensus for four years without a vote) 
a single person household would have the same vote as a four person household.
From: Jerry Callen  <netmail!jcallen [at] Think.COM>
To: Rob Sandelin
Subject: Consultant fees
Date: Thursday, January 13, 1994 10:12AM

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   The problem is that we are debating the issue of spreading the cost 
out on a
   per person or perhoushold basis.  The single member housholds feel that they
   would be paying more because they do not have the resources that multiple
   person housholds have.  Any thoughts???

So what about single-income, multi-adult households? What about salary
differences? What about households with larger expenses. due to, say, a
large number of children or support of disabled parents? What about...

You can go crazy trying to be "fair." Our group spent an extraordinary
amount of time and angst on this and finally ended up doing everything per
household. This may not be fair, but at least it is clear and unambiguous.

-- Jerry Callen
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