|Re: Who gets to vote?||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Becky Schaller (bschallertheriver.com)|
|Date: Sun, 26 Apr 1998 10:16:52 -0500|
Robin, in our group, we have one vote per household. We have not yet started construction so we don't yet have any renters. But I suspect that renters will be involved in day to day decisions like how many days a week we will have dinner together. But not about decisions concerning roof repairs for the common house. We also have a provision about what to do if we can't reach consensus. I think it's important to have some criteria for when it's ok to go to a 75% majority (we have 80%) and when the group simply needs to continue talking. Otherwise why not just say all decisions are made by a supermajority. If you want our details, I can copy them for you. In our group Associates can not block consensus or vote when we go a supermajority or what we call second level decision making. Becky Schaller TNDC Cohousing Tucson, AZ We have just less than 5 acres of land optioned. We have our site planned; we're designing our common houe this weekend and we are looking for members. We are centrally located, near the University of Arizona, near bus routes and bike routes. Robin Allison wrote: > > Our group is in the process of writing an Organising Agreement and we > are trying to work out the finer detail of how we make decisions. Of > course we will be using consensus and hope to decide most issues in this > way, but we will revert to 75% majority vote where agreement can't > otherwise be made. > > The question is, does this generally mean one vote per (full member) > household, or one vote per adult (there may be 2 or 3 adults in a > household)? And what about Associate Members? I've looked through the > archives and it seems that generally renters don't get to have this > final say in decision-making, but I can't find reference to how other > groups have handled this issue of just how this final voting thing > happens. > > We're probably going to finalise this on Wednesday so I'd really > appreciate hearing how other groups do it before then. Thanks! > > Robin Allison > Waitakere Eco-Neighbourhood Cohousing Project > Auckland, New Zealand. > Where we've started having common dinners (before our meetings) even > though we haven't bought land yet!
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