|Re: Counting votes||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: drmaryann49 (drmaryann49mac.com)|
|Date: Mon, 3 Feb 2014 15:49:56 -0800 (PST)|
Here at Manzanita Village, we have two inter-locking governance structures. We are chartered by the state as a homeowners association (HOA). Decisions of the HOA are voted on by homeowners with each lot having one vote. (This means, for example, that my husband and I only have a single vote between us.) According to our rules the only items that are taken to the HOA are 1) raising dues, 2) doing a special assessment, 3) electing the HOA board of directors, 4) revising the Bylaws and CC&Rs. All other decisions are decided in Plenary. Every adult who lives on site, homeowners, renters, and other adults are members of the Village. We also have a small number (currently 5) of adults who live off-site who are members. We use consensus for all Plenary decisions. Everyone who is a member can participate in these decisions. In several cases, for example raising dues, revising the Bylaws and CC&R, or electing the HOA board, the members of the HOA are actually ratifying decisions already discussed and approved at a Plenary session although in theory the homeowners could override the Plenary. That would be difficult since the majority of people at any Plenary session are homeowner/members. Mary Ann Manzanita Village where winter temperatures have returned but we can’t complain when we see what’s happening in other parts of the country On Feb 3, 2014, at 3:41 PM, johnrichmond50 <johnrichmond50 [at] hotmail.com> wrote: > > Another question: How do you count people who are from multiple > unrelated-adult households in your community? Do you have one vote per > household, each person having one vote/voice, or do you do something > different? I would think that this would have more application to communities > that use a modified consensus or super-majority system as we do, but you > never know. .. > > Thanks > John Richmond, Richmond Cohousing > > > Sent from my Galaxy S®III > _________________________________________________________________ > Cohousing-L mailing list -- Unsubscribe, archives and other info at: > http://www.cohousing.org/cohousing-L/ > > — To be what we are, and to become what we are capable of becoming, is the only end of life. -- Robert Louis Stevenson Mary Ann Clark drmaryann49 [at] mac.com Check out DrMaryAnn's Academy at http://drmaryann.wordpress.com/
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