|Re: Class 1 and Class 2 decisions||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Berrins (Berrinsaol.com)|
|Date: Mon, 4 Jun 2001 21:40:03 -0600 (MDT)|
In a message dated 6/4/01 12:46:28 PM, sharonvillines [at] prodigy.net writes: << > I think it must be confusing to break decisions down into class one and class > two, with one type of decision being made by each unit having only one vote > and the other by each adult having one vote. Maybe not. It works if you think of decisions having financial and legal obligations. No one should be able to make commitments (non-owners) that others (owners) have to fulfill. A decision to raise condo fees should only be made by the people who pay them, but decisions about meals and other community work issues should be made by those who have to fulfill them. Sharon >> Actually, at Pathways, only owners have a vote on all topics, financial, legal and otherwise. Put another way, only an owner can block consensus. Renters don't have any blocking rights. We do have neighbors who are associated with us in that they pay partial fees and can use the common grounds and can participate in almost all aspects of community life, but our lawyer strongly advised us against giving them consensus blocking rights. On the other hand, any member, associate neighbor or renter who has been to a meeting or two can participate in discussions and put up a stink if they don't like the proposal. For some issues that's enough to rethink the proposal. Roger Berman Pathways Northampton, MA _______________________________________________ Cohousing-L mailing list Cohousing-L [at] cohousing.org Unsubscribe and other info: http://www.communityforum.net/mailman/listinfo/cohousing-l
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