|Re: Conflict Resolution and Mediation Policies (Jean Weiss)||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Leah (drsweetieyahoo.com)|
|Date: Thu, 8 Feb 2007 08:36:46 -0800 (PST)|
Funny you should ask about this. The "legal committee" here at Fordyce Street Cohousing in Ashland Oregon has been working hard on our "compliance policy" for a few months now. Here is the latest version. One of the controversies is the name. One member thinks it sounds too authoritarian to call it compliance but we plan to use this for significant conflicts of interest between the group and an individual and think that it needs a name that indicates the severity of the situation when we have to pull this out. It is one of those things like your fire extinguisher. It's nice to have but you hope you never have to use it: COMPLIANCE PROCESS If an individual or household is in non-compliance with the rules and expectations of the community, the following process will be initiated. A good faith attempt to resolve the situation will be made, through discussion between the individual or household and the relevant committee. If the committee is unsatisfied with the response of those who are not in compliance, they may bring the matter to a general business meeting. At a general business meeting, an individual or committee may request that the community enforce a rule. If the community agrees that the matter is a serious concern to the entire community (rather than a concern between individuals, or individual households), and no solution to the non-compliance situation is agreed upon at the business meeting, the group may refer the matter back to the relevant committee and concerned party, for further discussion, in which case the Compliance Process would begin again, should those discussions fail to arrive at a solution. If the committee and the individual cannot reach a decision, the following process would be initiated: The individual or household whose compliance is in question cannot block a consensus decision that the matter is a serious concern to the community. If the group finds that further solution-seeking discussion between the relevant committee and individual(s) of concern will likely be unproductive, the HOA will proceed with the compliance process as a group, in the form of a special meeting. The Facilitation Committee will (comma) via postal mail, send out a notice of a special meeting, at least ten (10) days before the date of the meeting. At the special meeting the individual or household of concern will have the opportunity to provide pertinent information. After providing such information, the party or parties of concern, and members of their household, will leave the meeting. The rest of the community will then determine a consequence Upon the determination of the consequence, the individual or household may, at their own expense, request mediation with the community. If the individual or household in question does not comply with the remedy the mediator determines, or if mediation is unsuccessful, the consequence previously determined by the community will hold. The individual or household may then request arbitration with the community. The determination of the arbitrator is binding. The arbitrator will determine which party or parties are responsible for paying the costs of arbitration. --------------------------------- Sucker-punch spam with award-winning protection. Try the free Yahoo! Mail Beta.
Re: Conflict Resolution and Mediation Policies (Jean Weiss) Leah, February 8 2007
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