|Request for your Blocking Procedure||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Marty Maskall (mmaskallpacbell.net)|
|Date: Sun, 23 Oct 2011 18:30:45 -0700 (PDT)|
Hi Mary Ann, Please send us your blocking procedure -- it sounds like a well-thought out document. We are currently developing our procedures. I'm copying this to Coho-L because I think others will want it too. Thanks! Marty Maskall, Project Manager and Future Resident of Folsom EcoHousing (www.FolsomEcoHousing.org), near Sacramento, California From: Marty Maskall [mailto:mmaskall [at] pacbell.net] Sent: Sunday, October 23, 2011 6:26 PM To: 'Marty Maskall' Subject: Manzanita Village Blocking Procedure -- ask for their procedure Message: 2 Date: Thu, 20 Oct 2011 06:57:06 -0700 From: drmaryann49 [at] mac.com Subject: Re: [C-L]_ Objection Versus Extortion To: Cohousing-L <cohousing-l [at] cohousing.org> If someone (or several someones) opposed a proposal we have a pretty detailed procedure in which they have to state their objection in terms of our shared values and the best interests of the community. It is the responsibility of the blocker(s) to bring forward a counter-proposal to deal with the issue at the next general meeting (blocker can't hold the issue captive by his/her inaction). It may take a couple additional meetings, but eventually the community can accept (by consensus) 1) some new proposal incorporating the solutions from the original proposal modified to deal with the issues brought forward by the blocker, 2) the counter-proposal presented by the blocker, 3) the original proposal. Proposals are considered in that order. In a worst case scenario, after all other options are exhausted, we have the option to go to a vote. (We've had to work through this process a couple times , but have never had to vote.) Mary Ann
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