Extending board member terms to two years

classic Classic list List threaded Threaded
2 messages Options
Reply | Threaded
Open this post in threaded view
|

Extending board member terms to two years

Thomas Dalton
Thanks to everyone that attended the AGM and particular thanks to
everyone that participated in the debate regarding the term lengths of
board members. For the benefit of those people that weren't at the
AGM, the resolution to extend the term of board members to two years
failed to reach the required 75% majority. You can see that resolution
here: http://uk.wikimedia.org/wiki/Annual_Conference_2011/AGM_Resolutions)

While the discussion we had was fresh in my mind, I decided to have a
go at re-drafting the resolution to deal with as many of people's
concerns as possible. I realised as I was doing it that the version we
voted on didn't actually make sense anyway - it talked about votes and
elections that are part of the Election Rules not the Articles. You
can't have Articles that depend on Rules - that's backwards! So I've
split it into two resolutions, one to amend the Articles and then one
to amend the Election Rules (it could be combined into one resolution,
but this way gives more flexibility if we want to consider alternative
proposals).

You can see my proposal here:

http://uk.wikimedia.org/wiki/Annual_Conference_2012/AGM_Resolutions

You will note that my proposed Article 16.2 is a grammatical
nightmare. If anyone has any full stops to spare, please add them! It
may be because it's 2am, but I can't for the life of me work out how
to word that Article in a sensible way without losing some precision.

I think this approach simplifies things a little and prevents the
tranches getting uneven. There will always be at least 3 seats up for
grabs at any AGM (it won't necessarily alternate 3-4-3-4, though,
since if one of a group of 4 people elected resigns in their first
year, there will simply be 4 people elected the next year for 2 year
terms and 3 people retiring the year after that - the 3's and 4's will
have swapped - this seems better to me than trying to force an
alternating pattern).

Please feel free to edit it, comment on the talk page or comment here
(I've given up on asking people to only comment in one place, it never
works anyway, so just comment anywhere!).

_______________________________________________
Wikimedia UK mailing list
[hidden email]
http://mail.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimediauk-l
WMUK: http://uk.wikimedia.org
Reply | Threaded
Open this post in threaded view
|

Re: Extending board member terms to two years

Gordon Joly
On 17/04/2011 02:27, Thomas Dalton wrote:
> . You
> can't have Articles that depend on Rules - that's backwards!
Indeed!

Gordo


--

Gordon Joly
[hidden email]
http://www.joly.org.uk/
Don't Leave Space To The Professionals!


_______________________________________________
Wikimedia UK mailing list
[hidden email]
http://mail.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimediauk-l
WMUK: http://uk.wikimedia.org