|RE: Who gets to vote?||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Rob Sandelin (Floriferousclassic.msn.com)|
|Date: Sun, 26 Apr 1998 22:32:28 -0500|
I would not give the ability to vote, or even to block consensus, to anyone who has not financially committed to the project. For example, many groups, in order to become a member, require a certain process which usually includes time involvement (some number of meetings) plus a financial investment. I would only allow those who are members to vote. Typically a member is defined by a unit or household and so if a household is three people they only get one vote between them. If they can't agree amoung themselves, their vote is cancelled out. Rob Sandelin Sharingwood Cohousing Cedar Village Permaculture Retreat Center ---------- From: cohousing-l [at] freedom.mtn.org on behalf of Robin Allison Sent: Sunday, April 26, 1998 10:32 AM Subject: Who gets to vote? 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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