|Re: limited-access events in common space (1)||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: David Heimann (heimanntheworld.com)|
|Date: Sat, 16 Jan 2010 09:08:03 -0800 (PST)|
Hello Everyone,At Jamaica Plain Cohousing we've established a policy for private use of the common facilities, which presumably would address this kind of situation. We do have an approval process (that took over a year to come of with!), which allows for objections to proposed uses and for non-permanency of uses of common space (i.e., they need to be renewed at some point). There's one ongoing private usage that at one point raised some hackles with the rest of the community, but it got resolved through some discussion and flexibility. Presumably if it hadn't been resolved the issue would have either gone to the community at a General Meeting or to our Conflict Prevention and Resolution.
Best regards and good luck with the issue, David Heimann Jamaica Plain Cohousing Date: Wed, 13 Jan 2010 04:35:40 -0800 (PST) From: Fred H Olson <fholson [at] cohousing.org> Subject: Re: [C-L]_ limited-access events in common space To: -cohousing-L mailing list <cohousing-l [at] cohousing.org> Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.64.1001130432280.24854 [at] farnsworth.tigertech.net> Content-Type: TEXT/PLAIN; charset=US-ASCII PattyMara Gourley <pmgourley [at] gmail.com> is the author of the message below. It was posted by Fred, the Cohousing-L list manager <fholson [at] cohousing.org> (many quotes deleted) -------------------- FORWARDED MESSAGE FOLLOWS -------------------- As a lefthander and former redhead, I thought I'd chime in. At Tierra Nueva (Central CA Coast) we have addressed issues of private use of public spaces, and over the years have become comfortable with our consensed policy allowing private use. The policy includes who's responsible for clean up and parking, and it has worked quite smoothly. At the very beginning of our move-in time eleven years ago, we were more protective of our brand new sparkly common house, and had to wrestle with some feelings of 'inclusion/exclusion' but it has gotten easier with time. Most events are open to all, but some are not, since they are interest-based, as Rob described. It can be more poignant when the interest group is shared by just residents, because it does tug at some when they feel excluded. These underlying feelings must be addressed with compassion, AND it feels important to me to continue to advocate for clear boundaries about private/interest group use in our common house and studio workshop. coheartedly, PattyMara -- Our cohousing home is for sale: http://tncoho.com/available/1742 My online shops: www.pattymara.1000markets.com www.pattymara.etsy.com "Luminous beings are we . . . not this crude matter." --Yoda
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