revisiting decisions
From: Marci Malinowycz (
Date: Fri, 17 May 1996 13:03:06 -0500
Here's a discussion topic for the list: How do your groups handle revisiting 

I'm not talking about those decisions that are made during development and 
must be held to in order to move forward (site location, design, and so on), 
but rather the ongoing decisions that arise when living together in commuity.

How much time, if any, must pass? Given that, as time goes on, a community's 
members come and go, eventually the original participatants in a decision are 
gone, and eventually a decision is open to reconsideration. How much time, 

What has to happen for a concern to be brought up again? What is the process 
for reintroducing a topic? In a brief search of the archives, I've seen 
references to an appeal process, implying an established channel for 
immediately revisiting a decision. What if there is new information, or a new 
mix of members, such that the conditions of the original decision are no 
longer the same?

Do you have written guidelines for dealing with past decisions? If so, are 
copies available?

Your stories of your experiences are appreciated.

--  Marci Malinowycz
    Puget Ridge Cohousing, Seattle
    206-763-2623 SoDance [at]

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