|Re: Consensus Fallbacks||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Joani Blank (jeblankic.org)|
|Date: Mon, 4 Jan 1999 22:31:47 -0600|
Sherri, Thank you for your thoughtful words on this issue. I entirely agree with you on the legitimate/illegitimate question. That is not the for the group to judge, no matter how unreasonable a block seems. However, although I think that blocking should virtually never be necessary, stating an intention to block or a feeling that you may be pushed to that position if certain specific conditions apply or don't apply, is quite acceptable. Perhaps, when it gets to that point the potential blocker can meet with one or two people from the majority with a neutral mediator and see if they can propose an acceptable alternative that will truly be okay with everyone. At Doyle Street, the one time we voted was when we couldn't reach a consensus after discussion at three meetings. If I recall correctly, the one person who couldn't live with the way the rest of us were leaning, didn't block. Rather, the group reached the conclusion that we would not be able to get to consensus. And I believe that the person who held to the minority position actually suggested that we move to a vote. Sherri, would you be willing to tell us how the firearms issue was resolved? Joani Blank Doyle Street and Old Oakland CoHousings, Emeryville, California Sunny and in the low sixties today and tomorrow. I wish I could send some of this California sunshine to those of you struggling with snow, ice and below zero temperatures.
Consensus Fallbacks Sherri Rosenthal, January 4 1999
- Re: Consensus Fallbacks Joani Blank, January 4 1999
- Re: Consensus Fallbacks Unnat, January 5 1999
- Re: Consensus Fallbacks Dahako, January 7 1999
- Re: Consensus Fallbacks Stevenson/Bitner, January 8 1999
- Re: Consensus Fallbacks Dahako, January 13 1999
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