Re: Request for your Blocking Procedure
From: Holly McNutt (holly.mcnuttgmail.com)
Date: Mon, 24 Oct 2011 09:46:59 -0700 (PDT)
I'd like to see it, too! - Holly at Nyland

On Oct 23, 2011, at 7:30 PM, Marty Maskall wrote:

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> Hi Mary Ann,
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> 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!
> 
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> Marty Maskall, Project Manager and Future Resident of Folsom EcoHousing
> (www.FolsomEcoHousing.org), near Sacramento, California
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> 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
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> Message: 2
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> Date: Thu, 20 Oct 2011 06:57:06 -0700
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> From: drmaryann49 [at] mac.com
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> Subject: Re: [C-L]_ Objection Versus Extortion
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> To: Cohousing-L <cohousing-l [at] cohousing.org>
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> 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.)
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> 
> Mary Ann
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