Re: contributions
From: Stevenson/Bitner (
Date: Wed, 25 Nov 1998 12:51:13 -0600
>  Right now we are going through a
>"voluntary assessment" process to buy the really expensive stove we nkow 
>we want,
>which is a lot more expenseive than the one we budgeted for.  We took a 
>poll to
>see how much people will be willing to contribute and are now collecting the
>pledged amounts prior to going out and buying the Dream Stove!
We have what we call a "capital budget" which is funded by every 
household contributing an amount from $1-10 every month based on what 
they feel they can afford. This eliminates the need to go begging every 
time we want a new item not in the budget.  If someone wants to access 
this money, either by committee or individually, they need group 
concensus, and it must cost more than $50.  Anything under $50 must be in 
a committee budget.  After you go through the "pay as you go" thing for 
awhile, you get tired of it

Liz Stevenson
Southside Park Cohousing
Sacramento, CA

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